Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Springtime at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is wonderful, especially when the weather is good and everything is in bloom. This weekend is the annual Sakura Matsuri but I never visit on festival days anymore due to the large crowds. I went last weekend instead and while the cherry esplanade wasn’t flowering yet, there were still… Continue Reading

Tea Drunk

What I wanted on Saturday afternoon was a cool and creamy antidote to the increasingly warm weather. I walked over to the Big Gay Ice Cream shop, looked at the long line that formed outside the store and decided I should get something else instead. Just a few doors down was Tea Drunk, a tea… Continue Reading

Central Park North

Now that the weather is warming up, I’ll be embarking on other activities besides eating. On a recent warm weekend, I headed up to Central Park and rambled through the northern sections. From my favorite part of the park, the Conservatory Garden, I wended my way through the paths around Harlem Meer and headed west…. Continue Reading

Smile To Go

If I’m in Chinatown and looking for a quick bite to eat (that’s not Asian food), then I’ll drop by Smile To Go. It’s a tiny cafe, the takeaway shop of The Smile, a restaurant in NoHo. Smile To Go is on one of those side streets I often walk along when I’m heading east… Continue Reading