Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Quickie :)

It's a scorcher, huh? At least we have a bit of a breeze today. Yesterday was BRUTAL!

Make a pit stop at the darling Westville restaurant on West 10th near Bleeker to pick up this $4 refresher. Fresh mint and fresh lemonade blended with ice and topped with a lemon wedge!

Frozen Mint Lemonade

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tartine - West Village

Tartine is a minuscule, all windows space situated on the corner of West 11th and West 4th Streets. The green and white awning and the bitty outdoor tables are quite inviting. The Bring Your Own Bottle policy is ALSO pretty inviting. This French delight is perfect for a fun inexpensive date or catching up with a FEW girlfriends. But intimate is not on the menu. The tables are close together and for those attention deficit diners, there is plenty to eavesdrop in on. The lighthouse themed room can get a bit stuffy in the winter, but in summer.....the outdoor tables are waited patiently for. Neighborhood-ers and the like stand around talking and sipping their wine while they wait for sometimes over an hour before getting a coveted seat at this West Village gem. 

Also a quaint spot to go alone in the AM or for lunch. Bring a book, have a pastry and some tea, and people watch. Loads of celeb spottings if you keep your eyes peeled 

Must Try the....
  • Sauteed Chicken with Lemon and Sage: 0pt for fries over the side salad. Some of the best in the city.
  • Tartine's Croutons: with herbed goat cheese and roasted red peppers.
  • The Mussel's: while I don't enjoy mussels, they are being devoured by other patrons every time I am there. I hear the Curry version is the best. Usually on the "Specials" menu. 
  • BYOB
  • Lunch: Wednesday-Friday 11:30AM-4:00PM
  • Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:30PM-10:30PM, Sundays 5:30PM-10:00PM
  • Brunch: Saturday-Tuesday 10:30AM-4:ooPM
  • Also open weekdays for pastries, coffee, and tea 9:00AM-10:30AM


I've been a bit discouraged with this whole "blogging" thing. I bounce back and forth on whether I should really start writing about my favorite spots, or kind of let it go. Is it lame?
I mean, who REALLY needs these rec's? Anyone can go to NY mag or CitySearch for ideas on a dinner outing! 


I just bumped into an acquaintance walking down Perry Street. She startled me a bit when she tapped on my shoulder as I turned the corner. She had just moved back to NY and we had a nice conversation, chatting for a bit about life. Then before parting she asked me if I had any restaurant recommendations for her dinner date tonight with an old friend. 

I did, of course. And spat out names for four lovely spots in the area. 

Tartine was on the top of the list though, for a chill "catching up dinner" with a girlfriend.