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Good afternoon and happy Monday. Sorry it took me a while to get this post up today, but I’ve been out of the office a couple of days and had a lot of catching up to do. I was out of the office because I was staying in my pied a tierre — ha, that’s what I like to call my friend’s studio in Murray Hill — for the weekend. I had lots of fun eating experiences.

Because there are so many photos, I put together a little slide show. The places, in order I visited:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Prime Meats in Brooklyn
The Clover Club in Brooklyn
Eataly in the Flatiron district.
momofuku ssam bar in the East Village.
Mayahuel in the East Village.
Motorino in the East Village.
The Lambs Club in Midtown.
Sakagura in Midtown East.

Fun stuff. I highly recommend a visit to all. Here are the photos. Click on the conversation bubble to see the captions:

Apple cider and doughnuts. (NYT)
Bar Taco update, dining deals and new chef reports from Kittle House and Bedford Post. (WM)
Rinku goes to Harvest on Hudson in Hastings. (CIW)
Steve Christianson, formerly of Citrus Grill in Airmont, will open his new restaurant in Ho-Ho-Kus in January. (SH)
Todd updates us on wine dinners at Equus and  TK Casquarelli’s.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns report on Chowhound.
Village Lunch, stealth South American in Mamaroneck. (CH)
Piermont Pizza is now open. (CH)
Meet the chef: Eddie Figueroa of Augie’s in Larchmont. (Patch)
Meet the chef: Lisa and Michael Lubic of Traditions 118 in Granite Springs. (Patch)


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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