The Pool: Blasé Food in a Beautiful Setting

An exceptionally beautiful and luxurious setting cannot make up for the blasé state of the food at The Pool.


Momofuku Noodle Bar – The Original

Last winter I ventured to Ivan Ramen, and it didn't disappoint.  With temperatures in New York City dropping again below 50 degrees on a consistent basis, ramen recently called back.  I had not patronized a David Chang establishment in some time, so I decided to revisit one of my all time favorites: Momofuku Noodle Bar. …

A Tale of Two Avenues

The rain came down in droves.  I took a right from 38th street onto Park Avenue, one of the most spectacular streets I have ever seen in my life.  Grander in my opinion than many other famous stretches of road, including France's beloved Champs-Elysees.  The old Pan Am building, currently known as the MetLife building, towers…