When in NYC…. do as Southerners do? Yes. Please do.

Alex and I went to Butter Midtown before heading to see The Book of Mormon on Broadway in April.  This is Iron Chef and Food Network Star, Alex Guarnaschelli’s restaurant.  You’d really never even see it if you didn’t know it was there… underground, small unassuming sign.  But inside I had another life changing moment.  So please, should you find yourself in NYC, find this restaurant. Continue reading



Friday evening in NYC, Alex and I ventured out to Eataly for a progressive dinner. We began, as most dinners do (should?), with a stop at the bar. Upon arriving, a man with an instrument case was just leaving and we quickly took advantage of his open seat, and the one next to him. After taking his chair, I noticed he was still finishing his water. We looked at him sheepishly, apologized for taking the seat, and asked if he was still using it. He said no… he was just finishing his water. We thanked him.

Alex looked down at the closed instrument case at his feet and asked him Continue reading


Do you ever wander through the grocery store in search of unique finds? Is the grocery store an adventure for you? Do you get excited by the idea of an ethnically diverse inventory? Call me crazy, but I do. So you can imagine my delight when Continue reading