Food: Places to dine away from the Pride pack

Pride is upon us. Ground Zero has always been Midtown and you can expect the restaurants to be packed, with long waits. That’s not terrible, since the whole mood of the weekend is festive. But suppose you wa...

Cliff Bostock: 7 tips all foodies should know

Years ago, one of my mentors wrote something that has stuck in my brain like little else. “A best friend,” he wrote, “is someone you can’t stand to be around more than once a year.” It’s hyperbole, but it’s ...

Cliff Bostock: Tip well at restaurants, always

Recently, after lunch at Anis, I found myself amid a scene that occurs too often. I sneaked my usual peek at a friend signing his credit card receipt. He was leaving a $3 tip on a nearly $25 bill. This is usual...

New Middle Eastern, pizza eateries tempt tastebuds

We’ve got two new mid-priced restaurants in Midtown—the highly anticipated Varuni Napoli and the undeservedly neglected Babylon Café. We also need to talk about potties a bit this week. Babylon Café (2257 Le...