Category Archives: Restaurants

Review: Northstar Café cheeseburger

December 8, 2017- by Steven E. Greer I discovered the quaint college town of Westerville as I drove to a golf course. Otterbein College is located here.

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Two StopTrump media elites wallow in misery

Update June 7, 2017- Correction: This story gets more pathetic. Alan Murray is no longer with the WSJ, but

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Review: The new Union Square Café

Update April 26, 2017- Even the food reviews in the New York Times are now agenda-driven propaganda.

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Second Review: Fowler & Wells (now Temple Court) in the Beekman Hotel

Update August 22, 2017- NYT reviewer Pete Wells commented that Fowler & Wells was named after a racist phrenologist. Well, after the rise of white supremacist last week, Tom Colicchio,

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The first ever French-American apple pie

November 26, 2015- by Chef Steven E. Greer I had the idea quite some time ago, after enjoying a chocolate croissant at Le District, to make

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The real estate bubble and high rent are killing off even the best of restaurants

A $30 meal at the new Union Square Cafe July 25, 2017- by Steven E. Greer In the course of writing my silly restaurant reviews, over the last several years, I have noticed the

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No-Tipping policy hurts North End Grill

Update October 19, 2017- As we reported years ago, Grub is now reporting that the new no-tipping

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Review update: Augustine in the Beekman Hotel

August 9, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD When I first reviewed Augustine last March, I had a few good things to say. I have been in the Beekman

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Why Palm steakhouse is poorly managed

Update November 14, 2017- Now it is clear why this restaurant has suffered from bad management

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Shake Shack at Fulton Station is failing

September 18, 2017- OK. By now, everyone should really be wondering if I am a mutant with

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Update review: El Vez no longer has the best burrito in the land

August 7, 2017- by Seven E. Greer I wanted a reliable lunch, so I went to El Vez for their $11 grilled chicken burrito in the sit-down section.

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Review: Old St. Augustine, Florida and the World Golf Village

November 7, 2017- by Steven E. Greer I went on a spontaneous trip to St. Augustine, Florida, with no planning. I saw that The Who

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The Shake Shack chain is in trouble

August 5, 2017- by Steven E. Greer I have been a supporter of Shake Shack over the last few years as most of the smart hedge funds have

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How to Drink Wine

April 1, 2017- The NYT posted a useful guide to drinking wine. These are the crib notes from the very long article.

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Jean-Georges is still great

August 9, 2017- by Steven E. Greer I spent more on the Uber fare than the meal, but I went to Jean-Georges last night. It is still great,

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Bar CYRK is dead

Update September 7, 2017- Told you so. A local blogger said that this place has closed.

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Del Friscoe’s Grill at Brookfield Place is an eyesore

August 5, 2017- Who the hell allowed this ugly thing to be built?

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The designer of Le District gives a walking tour

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This is why we have rats, folks

Update July 12, 2017- Did the city listen to BPTV? The new plan to reduce rats will include a

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The perfect French fry is at El Vez

May 14, 2016- by Steven E. Greer Chef LaForce made me a cheeseburger and fries today. They are still the best in the city,

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