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

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.



Nov 11 2017


Nov 11 2017

Ravagh Persian Grill

210 Mineola Ave
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Will return.
Clean decor.
Love the chairs.
LOVE their rice
Great service.
Good utensil and tableware (except one is chipped…)
Their food do not blow you away right off the bite but it leaves room for you to savor.
Spacious bathroom – pls the patrons, when you raise your moth, make sure you raise the sink too. It’s disgusting to leave stuff in the sink.

They’re right off LIE 495, in a former diner (?), sharing the lot with Int’l Food and an Animal hospital.

We went bit early … so shared the room with kids, crying toddlers – I got spoiled by my kids who never cried. Oh I drugged them all the time. Oh well.

Their Pinot nior tastes better than Shiraz. The corkage fee is $15


Nov 5 2017


The name changer: the same location has always been a restaurant just under different names.

Element opened 2 months again, is pretty good: will return.

The bathroom is spacious and clean but no hanger for handbag.

It can get very hot due to the building system – not their fault – … which is one of my long standing complain about waste in USA: no need to heat the house like equator in the winter and North Pole in the summer – people could live with a sweater in the winter. If they think they need a Hawaii short in December, they should move to Hawaii or have their head examined. (phew … feel good to let that out … ha ha ha)

Food, are good. Service is good (even more wine glasses are different for the same wine). Good utensils. The sauce for fried calamari is way too sweet but calamari is tender.

The rustic decor is nice but many the wood paneling is unfinished that sticks.


Nov 2 2017

Ku-Shiang Taiwanese restaurant

13540 39th Ave
Flushing, NY 11354

I stopped by for a quick lunch. Ordered their hot green pepper and beef over rice. The taste is fine but the pepper is bit too spice – for someone who can really chew down spice and hot. The beef is too chewy. The half tea egg is good. The service is so so. Probably won’t return.