Well, yes, I was recently in Bermuda, but that’s not the point of this post. While I was in Bermuda, I dropped my iPhone into the swimming pool at the hotel! The iPhone was shot (even though I immediately threw it in some rice) and with it, hundreds of pictures and notes! I had a bunch of restaurant reviews that I was planning to write, but alas, they are gone forever. So I’ve been spending some time regrouping, and will have some more posts up soon. Stay tuned…
Where do you go for a power breakfast in New York City? The obvious answer, for years, was apparently the Loews Regency (so I read). But they closed for renovation, so New York’s wheelers-and-dealers are apparently adrift. This, of course, means there is a free-for-all among the restaurateurs who charge too much for eggs. The Lambs Club gets a fair amount of discussion, but if a recent visit is at all typical, the Lambs Club’s power breakfast needs a backup generator. Continue reading
What’s the best vegetarian food in San Francisco? I recently raved about State Bird Provisions, the best new restaurant in America according to Bon Appetit Magazine. But here’s the thing. The second time I went to SBP (review coming), I asked the waitress what restaurant she recommended, and without hesitation, she answered, “Rich Table“. Rich Table was also the recommendation of my friend Chef Dave Santos. Oh, and the James Beard Foundation has listed both SBP and Rich Table as semifinalists for best new restaurant. Dave Santos hooked me up with a last-minute reservation at Rich Table the day after I ate at SBP. If I had not been to one of these restaurants, I would easily say the other is the best restaurant I’ve been to in the last year. Having been to both within 24 hours, I really can’t say. Continue reading
Are you looking for vegetarian food on American Airlines in first/business class? Well you’re in luck, sort of. As I recently mentioned, when you fly cross-country in a premium cabin, you can pre-select your entree, and there is typically (at least the four times I’ve selected an entree) a vegetarian option. So far so good. But, selecting a vegetarian entree and getting a vegetarian meal are two different things, because the first course is typically not vegetarian. don’t learn from my mistakes, I forgot to request a vegetarian meal the next time I flew AA as well. So here, combined, are my two reviews. Surprisingly, even though I was flying the exact same flight (AA 85, JFK-SFO), the meal was a lot better the second time. Continue reading
I don’t usually write about a buffet at a hotel, but I wanted to make an exception for My Place, the casual restaurant at the Movenpick Hotel in Bangalore, India. If you’ve been following this blog on twitter (and if you haven’t been, do it now!), you know that my Air France flight was canceled due to mechanical problems in the middle of the night leaving Bangalore when I was last in India. Air France was kind enough to put my wife, daughter, and me up at the Movenpick Hotel while they sorted our our flight situation (okay, they were required to by law, maybe). Our meals were also included, all at My Place, and they were quite good. Continue reading
Vegetarian options to the right.
If you’re looking for vegetarian food at Grand Central Terminal’s food court, The Manhattan Chili Company’s outpost is a great choice. I know what you’re thinking — how could something so typically meat-heavy be vegetarian friendly? But in fact, it is. There are several vegetarian options available every day, so you know there will be something to choose from, and that is reasonably healthy. Continue reading