Tag Archives: food

The Modern: Manhattan

Posted in Dining, Observations, Signage |

The ultimate unisex bathroom sign as well as setting. The food in this Danny Meyer restaurant always holds up to the MoMA exhibitions that either precede or follow it.

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Sylvano’s:Miami Beach

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So much art in public places here. Including the door of the restroom at this neighbor Italian restaurant. Food not so memorable.

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Delta Terminal:LaGuardia Airport

This restroom doesn't look particularly advanced, but I feel like I have been transported into the future in almost every other way... Except it is the present. Food choices every 10 feet (I am not kidding) which thankfully include items like organic quinoa salad and almond mile yogurt. iPads on every surface from the restaurant tables to the gate side islands with bar stools. Delta has gone digital. You can even order food or drinks delivered to your seat. And I think pool bars are sinful.

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Blue Fin:Manhattan

Posted in Dining, Observations |

I have never seen a stainless steel toilet. Very cool. Great food and very convenient to the theater.

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River Tavern

Posted in Decor, Dining, Observations |

Nothing like a neat stack if cloth towels for hand drying. Almost as appealing as the food. On second thought....

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Michael’s:Manhattan

Posted in Art, Dining, Out & About |

There are few places where the art us as much fun as the food is delicious. This is one of them. Plus the profusion of Christmas greens made for a wonderful sense of being outdoors. Not to mention the smell. I heartily recommend the bay scallops. Hard to find and wonderfully sweet.

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Private Home:Hopkinton,RI

Posted in Decor, Out & About |

I love this bathroom with its abundance of interesting and wryly placed art. Wagner opera poster with dripping sword adjacent to samurai warriors. What fun! Actually the whole house is a visual feast matched by the goodies that come out of the kitchen and those grown in the extensive gardens. I covet every invitation.

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The Four Seasons:Manhattan

Really. How cool is this? Flowers in each stall and they are not silk. Love the annual Kenyon Review Awards dinner that is held here. The food and wines are amazing and so are the speeches. Honestly. This year might have been the best with Elie Wiesel as the recipient of the award and Roger Rosenblatt providing yet another astonishingly funny interlude.

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Beth Shalom Synagogue:Chester,CT

Rarely does an event at this- dare I say any- synagogue not include a nosh. Guess it was food for the eyes as Robin Cembalist from ArtNews presented a history of Jewish art. Seems Jews were not allowed to join the painter's guilds for centuries, so had to use other mediums like textiles and paper cut outs. Some of the Jewish art she showed was done by goys; some certainly mimicked them, looking like Rembrandt and others. Pretty interesting. Restroom is on the functional side which seems appropriate.

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Ambiente: Grunern

Posted in Decor, Dining, Signage |

Great meal at this restaurant hidden in what looked like a small industrial park. Smoked turgeon with an Asian slaw salad, pumpkin soup with shrimp, a medallion of walnut crusted venison with gnocchi and wilted frisée and for dessert a creme brûlée with a scoop of chocolate ice cream. Don't want to step on the scales when I get home. There were also about a dozen artworks incorporating corkscrews and flatware that were quite interesting. The restroom sign seemed slightly out of place in its quaintness. Guess this is another way of saying Women.

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