Tag: lara ruth

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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dish buzz: highlands

Lara also is founder and editor of Grits in the City A friend of mine was dying to try outHighlands, as she’d been craving some true Scottish fare and had heard this might be as close as it gets in the city. Located in the West Village, Highlands describes itself as a contemporary Scottish gastropub. And …

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Dish Buzz: Enid’s

My sister recommended we try Enid’s the other day while I was out visiting her in Brooklyn. She mentioned mac ‘n cheese and outdoor seating where my dog could accompany us, and I was sold. The outdoor seating was comprised of around 6-8 tables bordering along the exterior of one half of the restaurant. I …

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