The Best Meal of My Dad’s Life Was At The Gramercy Tavern

A few weeks ago I dined with my family at The Gramercy Tavern. Amanda Dell, the Maître d’, recognized me from my blog and when we sat down the server told us that the chef would like to cook a special meal for us. At the end of it, my dad, unprovoked, said that it was the best meal of his life. Here’s a comic book reenactment. [Note: This was actually more than a month ago, so I can’t remember many of the dishes–especially since we didn’t have menus! My apologies.]

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The Indoctrination of a New New Yorker

You guys remember Lauren, don’t you? She was there at the dawn of this blog; my law school roommate in Atlanta who oversaw all my initial disasters and experiments in the kitchen. Surely you remember her from this sourdough bread video? When we graduated school, I moved to New York and she made the ridiculous mistake of moving to Washington DC. (Remember this video from when I visited her there?) Well, the fantastic news is she’s finally come to her senses and moved back to where she grew up, New York, New York and I took it upon myself to re-indoctrinate her as an official New Yorker. For anyone else thinking of moving to New York, here are the official steps [click to enlarge]:

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Welcome to New York, Lauren! Don’t forget to ask for a doggie bag….