A brunch concept, poorly executed

Remember when I told you I was too vain to share my cooking failures? Well, I’m mustering the strength this morning to share an exceptionally promising meal gone awry.* This past Saturday, I decided to cook brunch for some friends. I had the menu all picked out: smoked salmon, poached eggs, hollandaise and this beautiful…

Weekly Roundup: New York institutions old & new

This is truly a fantastic time to be eating in New York City. Every week there are fabulous restaurants opening, some trying old things in a new way, others starting completely from scratch. All I know is that figuring out where to eat is harder than it should be, but at the end of the day…

My favorite Christmas Eve Tradition

I’m about to say something that I realize may make me very unpopular. I’m totally over brunch. Brunch, especially across the island of Manhattan, has become a predictable, cholesterol-laden affair. Open any menu at any pseudo-trendy spot across town and you’re sure to find the usual suspects: smoked salmon Benedict, bacon cheeseburger with an egg…