Mar 8 2018

Night and Day

Another big thunder no rain situation in New York. But NJ got more than a foot of snow tho.

March 7, 5:49pm

March 8, 8:43am


Mar 6 2018

Pizza night @ Vincent’s Clam Bar

It’s my second time here, in less than a year. Good food, as usual. Totally packed on a Tuesday night. The two square ones are tastier. The Moscato is too sweet. The two huge jars, one is garlic powder and one is hot pepper flakes.

I left early without any of the desserts and coffee.


Jan 29 2018

Masago Japanese

324 Great Neck Rd,
Great Neck, NY 11021

Haven’t been here for ages, not sure it’s the same owner/management. For a while my kids frequented it as high schoolers, for the inexpensive menu.

Love their music – Beethoven’s 6th Pastoral is playing – holy molly pls keep the classical on and up!

Christmas tree with unopened gifts (ho ho ho he he) is standing tall. Three skylights… Food and service is fine.

Mind you there is Volvo/Volkswagen service center -:) a block away, with a decent waiting room; or a few door north is a Bentley ….


Dec 25 2017

The Xmas Cloud

2017 Christmas. There’s a silver lining


Dec 22 2017

Rustic Root

7927 Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury, NY 11797

I really don’t like servers take empty dishes away while someone is still eating. I see you’ve people waiting but there is no need to rush you diners. And the servers were running, making the atmosphere rushed and crazy.

They’re trying hard to copy farm to table concept but when the food isn’t good for me to return, I’ll have to disagree with other diners’ 5 stars rating. Couple of years ago we visited Napa but their food backs up. Sweetness should not be considered good cooking. Charred octopus is very very chewy. So is the duck confit salad, tasteless and hard.

Our server had a sour face. Pls light up a little? We ordered 5 but only four came. Never mind. I’ll thinking that the 5th one is the most delicious Hong we’ve missed.

The house wine merlot and cab are good. Bathroom is spacious and clean. The best thing? They’re next to Iavarone Brothers.


Dec 4 2017

In gold we trust

Nov 29 2017

Up front

A very gorgeous day in New York, crispy and warm.



Nov 25 2017

Backroom with a view


Nov 17 2017

Foliage & window




Nov 12 2017

Stew Leonard’s Wine & Spirits

221 Glen Cove Rd
Carle Place, NY 11514

One of the 6 wine shops under the same name but they operate independently. The skipper was a Summerlier in a restaurant and turned to retail now. He said, his shop has 6 Summerliers. I’m wondering why. The certificate is uber difficult to obtain and yet, he’s six of them. Or there are other ways to become one.

We tried these wines – Cava led off. and the Zinfandel was pretty good. In the corner I saw those jars – anyone still remember the Callo’s in the 1980s? America has come a long way on wine.