Around the BLOCK

The Dutch–New York City

Locanda Verde’s Andrew Carmellini opened The Dutch just over a year ago, and it’s been on the “hot” list ever since. It’s an American counterpart to his Italian restaurant, similar in style but with less attitude. On a recent trip to NYC, I booked a reservation for brunch, 30 days in advance as advised. Walking […]

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North End Grill–New York City

In the heart of Battery Park restaurateur Danny Meyer’s latest concept, the┬áNorth End Grill,┬ásits among the gleaming office buildings that are home to such powerhouses as American Express and Goldman Sachs. So it came as no surprise that when we walked into the bar at 6pm on a Friday night, it was filled with suits […]

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