Author: Lara

Dish Buzz: romantic tapas at rayuela

Lara is founder and editor of Grits in the City Clearly in keeping with my trend to visit romantic restaurants on girl’s night outs, I recently went one Saturday to Rayuela in the Lower East Side. I found the decor refreshing yet simplistic from the moment we walked through the door. The bar area was small …

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dish buzz: garlic shopping in manhattan

Lara also is founder and editor of Grits in the City One of the things I loved most about New York when I moved here was all of the specialty shops. Cooking something requiring the most authentic of Greek ingredients? It might take a bit longer to get there, but there are plenty of specialized Greek …

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dish buzz: mas farmhouse

Lara also is founder and editor of Grits in the City Since Manhattan was a ghost town for the Fourth of July weekend, a friend and I decided to play OpenTable Roulette on our way back from Long Beach – soon extending our search even further to include spots we’d been meaning to try but never figured …

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Dish Buzz: el quinto pino

Lara also is founder and editor of Grits in the City Last Thursday, Meg and I tried to visit the Frying Pan over along the Hudson. It was gorgeous outside, and we wanted to eat outdoors as well. When we bumped into a sea of couldn’t-have-been-21-year-old frat boys in pale suit jackets, khakis, and loafers, we …

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dish buzz: the spotted pig

Lara also is founder and editor of Grits in the City The Spotted Pig – West Village I’ve been meaning to try The Spotted Pig since I moved to New York City over two years ago. I’ll admit, it is the usual wait time I’ve heard about from basically all sources which has kept me away. Overall, I like …

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