Sip Sak

Sip Sak Sunday lunchtime in New York. I was feeling in need of restorative sustenance so thought a trip to nearby Turkish restaurant Sip Sak was a good idea. I’d timed it to catch part of the Besiktas vs Galatasaray football match so found the place partly occupied by adherents of those rival Istanbul clubs. …

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Gramercy Tavern Saturday night and somewhere with a degree of casual fanciness seemed like a good plan. Continuing to place trust in Helen’s thus far faultless recommendations we headed to the Gramery Tavern around 6pm to put our name down on the waiting list for dinner at their no-reservations tavern room. The wait was projected …

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Maharlika Part of the fun of New York is the sheer volume and diversity of dining options. This does mean that it can be hit and miss, but when you have as excellent a guide as the lovely Helen, chances are that more hits are likely to follow. On my first evening in town, we …

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The Ribbon Having awoken with a slightly fuzzy head, a brisk walk to the Upper West Side was just what I needed to regain my composure ahead of a day of further adventures around Manhattan. The excellent Helen had recommended The Ribbon as a top-notch spot for weekend brunchables. A quick look at the menu …

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Bloom’s New York! Manhattan represented the first stop on my journey since Istanbul in a place I’d visited previously so I was interested to see how that felt. It had been a long while since my last time here, though, so there was much fresh ground to explore. I was staying on Lexington Avenue just …

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