December 23, 2008

I went to Tree in the East Village with my brother before the holidays. Chef-owner Andrew Robinson, formerly of Gramercy Tavern, took over the old Brunetta’s restaurant on First Avenue. The small, narrow restaurant, with a backyard garden, serves French bistro food. We started with two salads followed by steak frites and mushroom risotto with truffle oil, one of the daily specials. We also had a reasonably priced bottle of Chinon. The food was decent with attentive service.

Down on Main Street

December 1, 2008

Since there has been so much talk about Main Street, we decided we better see for ourselves what it was like. We found the Eat Buffet & Restaurant at 42-07 Main Street and right across the street, Chung Fat Supermarket at 41-82 Main Street. Politics aside, Main Street is the place to go for some good eating.

Boy vs. Wild

December 1, 2008

It seems that my 10-year-old son has taken a cue from Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmer and Man vs. Wild with Bear Grylls (he loves that name). Lately, he has tried cold jellyfish, boiled tongue, turkey hash and yesterday, chicken feet at East Buffet & Restaurant in Queens, New York. I can’t say he liked it all but I applaud his willingness to try!