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David Burke Kitchen: Manhattan

This is my day to notice floor drains. As befits this trendy eatery, with excellent locally sourced cuisine, the drain was new and shiny. After a couple of hours of helping my son and daughter-in-law with their wedding registry choices, this was a welcome dining choice.

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Saks Fifth Avenue: Manhattan

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Lunch with the girls. Noisy, but good. Sat on the enclosed terrace with views out the windows of the roof top gardens on the buildings around Rockerfeller Center. Who knew they were there? Though the restaurant at Saks is relatively new, this marble floor and drain seem to have been around since the buildign was erected. Must have been part of the corporate offices at one time. They are now across 49th street.

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Cygnet Restaurant: Beverly Farms, MA

Nothing like carrying the restaurant theme into the restroom.  Met up with old friends after a day of house hunting with my son and daughter-in-law. We had a super evening and a delicious meal.  And they found a house the next day!

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Cafe Boulud: Manhattan

This fellow feels a bit stern to me. Not who I want peering over my shoulder while I am on the toilet. Dinner was delicious, though I am not as in love with the monied, modern decor of the room as I once was. No sign of a recession here as every table was full.

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Gzen: Branford, CT

There was nothing about this vegan restaurant that felt aisan or zenlike except the name and this statue in the restroom. Must be something going on I was not aware of. This space used to be a place called "Suburban" which I thought was excellent and I was disappointed when it closed. This is an equally good substitute and the only vegan restaurant I know of along the shoreline. Not a place for a light dinner necessarily. I came away stuffed.  Terrific organic wines as well as food.

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Puket Cafe: Wethersfield, CT

I am catching another trend in solo restrooms these days... the ability to lounge by yourself before or after using the toilet.  Or invite all your friends in to watch you pee?  Think you get a good feel for the decor of the restaurant and I must say the food was mighty tastey in this tiny strip mall Thai cafe.  Look for the Dunkin Donuts sign as it is right next door and easy to miss.

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Les Halles: Manhattan

I much prefer this method of providing adequate toilet paper to the all too pervasive huge metal structures found in most restrooms. In the old days Anthony Bourdain used to preside over the kitchen here.  He still consults and can occassionally be found holding court at one of the banquettes. A good place for solid French bistro food.

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Bodrum: Manhattan, NY

Like a quick trip to Turkey with the blue tiles and the green plant and the little white porcelain soap dispenser. The food was as fresh and delicious as anything I had in the city of Bodrum which I also recommend for a not so quick visit.

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The Clubhouse: Frenchman’s Cay, Tortola, BVI

No one is going to bother you in this stall.  Rather inelegant for one of the best appointed and most delicious restaurants on the island.

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Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn: Old Saybrook, CT

Never heard of a swordfish chop?  Me either, but I can tell you that I have had this dish twice now and it is delicious. This is now on the top 5 on my local restaurants list. Like the clean and spacious "W" room and the Holiday decorations.( Notice the ponytailed young woman reflected in the mirror who was doing a quick wipe down on a busy Saturday night.)

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