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UVA – Delicious pillows of truffled gnocchi Heaven in NYC

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Photo credit – UVA website

One of the best meal experiences I had this past year. We have lived in this UES neighborhood for many years now, and this was the first time we had ever eaten at UVA, and now I want to kick myself for not trying it sooner!

As you walk in you are tranported to a rustic style Italian villa. You feel as if you are eating in an Italian family’s dining room. Totally warm, cozy and candle lit. The diners eating here on this evening ranged from couples on a date, to groups of friends, to families, and it was quite crowded. Thank goodness we had a reservation as we had heard it was hard to get a table without one, and that was the truth! The front has a small bar and seating area, and is a nice spot to enjoy a glass of wine and relax with a plate of cheese and fruit. The main dining room is followed by a second dining area on an enclosed back patio that is nicely decorated. Terrific ambiance in both rooms with a lot of seating. The place was packed, and I was to shortly find out for good measure as to why.
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Shaken, not stirred. Lexington Bar & Books in NYC.

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You ever fantasize about being a spy and wish you had a licence to kill – a la 007 James Bond? Well, pop on your tux or spiffy suit, jump into your Aston Martin, and head on over to Lexington Bar & Books.

Had a chance to experience this place one night and just had a terrific time. Yes, you have to be dressed up a bit to gain entrance and the dress code is enforced. Coming from work I had on dress slacks, shoes, a polo collared shirt, and a blazer. More than efficient to pass by. Press the buzzer to get in and a hostess will open the door to seat you. Continue reading Shaken, not stirred. Lexington Bar & Books in NYC.

A proper British pint on the UES – Jones Wood Foundry

Photo Credit  -Jones Wood Foundry
Photo Credit -Jones Wood Foundry

Just an amazing British gastropub on the Upper East Side that breaks all barriers in the land of annoying frat boy sports bars. There are only a few times in life when one walks into a new place and experiences sheer awesomeness. When that happens you just feel all

Photo Credit Jones Wood Foundry
Photo Credit Jones Wood Foundry

The bar area is narrow, dimly lit, and sexy. Only two small flat screens above the bar. Cool techno / dance type music playing in the background, but not too loud. Dark wood decor with a hint manliness and testosterone but inviting to both men and women. Comfy couch area near back of bar to lounge upon. Large back room dining area separated from the bar by a cool sun room dining area with a long communal table in it – great for a group gathering. The decor is outstanding back there and you feel as if you are dining in someone’s home in the UK. Comfortable and inviting and you would never know from looking at it from the outside. Continue reading A proper British pint on the UES – Jones Wood Foundry