Category Archives: Restaurant Dining

How ‘bout Those Mets?: Networking for Women in a “Man’s World”

A woman once admitted to me that she worked “alone”, indicating that she was on her own amongst a whole office of men, and wasn’t getting ahead. This is a truism, as many corporate women have come to realize, particularly … Continue reading

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The Zen of Quick: My Asian Soup Recipe

Like all New Yorkers, I have a list of my favorite ramen houses tucked neatly into my brain, for when I feel the need to devour a healthful, majestic bowl of noodles on the run. In some of the finer … Continue reading

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Healthy and Wholesome on a Budget: 4 NYC Restaurant Names You Should Know

Haven’t you noticed the talk these days about the connection between cheap food and obesity? It’s become clear that the most iconic and most affordable restaurants are serving us the foods that are harming us most. But I have some … Continue reading

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The Anchin Effect: An Evening of Wine & Food Education Opens Minds

When everyone in the room is on the same page, you can just sense it. A prime example was last Wednesday evening’s gathering of 20 ladies at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP for a little education, a little business networking, … Continue reading

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Business Dining Hotspots: A Slice of Union Square

Midtown Manhattan can be considered the heart of NYC, and it’s where I find myself dining for business most often. Still, keeping a map in my brain of dining hotspots beyond the epicenter comes in quite handy when I call … Continue reading

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The Taste of Romance

The last time I was in a restaurant on Valentine’s Day was when I owned one. That was the 90s, and Goldie’s by the Bridge always put out a sweet spread for our guests— a lover’s feast, if you will. … Continue reading

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Modern Hosting Realities: The Wine Service

Traditional etiquette says that when at a meal table, the server will maintain your wine service. In high-end restaurants, this is true, for the most part. But at less formal restaurants, waiting for the waiter to fill your glass may … Continue reading

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Prix Fixe Business Lunches NYC: An Insider’s Guide to Choosing Your Destination

What does your first job interview after college have in common with your retirement dinner? Aside from bookending your career, these two events will likely involve dining out. Business meals are a “necessary evil” of business life, and NYC professionals … Continue reading

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A Vegetarian Delight: For Lunch, Dinner or Special Occasions

I was introduced to Quinoa back during Goldie’s days, seeing real potential in this ancient food. We ran it as a special, but people didn’t know what to make of it, no less how to pronounce it (kee-nwah). But I … Continue reading

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A Tipping Question In My ‘In Box’

I love it when people send me an email containing a dining question. Here’s one that was received this morning. Hello Goldie; Is it customary to tip the same percentage for the dinner and the wine? Several of my friends … Continue reading

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