The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Friday, September 25, 2009

NYC Series

End of Freeman Alley, New York, NY
This exceedingly low-profile restaurant materialized at the end of a nondescript Lower East Side alley unknown to even the most intrepid hipster. Persevere, and you'll discover a taxidermist's dream of a dining room, specialty cocktails, and a homespun American menu tinged with the occasional Anglo accent, like devils on horseback and summer pudding. If you don't feel like battling for a Rum Swizzle (Haitian rum, lime juice, syrup, bitters) during the raucous evening hours, order one (or two) on a peaceful Sunday afternoon, along with a bowl of stewed plums (with Greek yogurt and vanilla syrup), a slab of excellent wild-boar terrine, and a fat lamb-sausage patty served with watercress salad, two poached eggs, and thick slices of sourdough.
Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld. The New York Times.

Radegast Hall Biergarten
Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Ivan Aohut, part of the team that turned Astoria's Bohemian Hall into a destination back in 2000 now partners with a couple of Czech friends and his wife Joanna, a private chef who cooks hearty dishes like roasted pork tenderloin topped with prunes and porter beer sauce and served with potato dumplings and red cabbage. Aohut, who built the outdoor bar at Bohemia, has built his solo venture to resemble a 1890s Austrio-Hungarian beer hall, with communal tables made from 150-year-old barn wood. The garden, where burgers and an array of wursts are grilled, will eventually have infrared heating under its retractable canopy. Free Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Brooklyn Street Art


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Gunn said...

SUPERB shots. The top one is my favorite!:-)

Leif Hagen said...

Wonderful photos of NYC! I enjoyed looking through them! Bravo~!

brattcat said...

I think even if I tagged along at your side I wouldn't ever be able to capture New York as eloquently as you consistently do and if you give up photography (heaven forbid) you have a career in food writing, for sure.

B SQUARED said...

Will be in the City in a few weeks and will give Freeman a try.

Puebla Chic said...

that first one is awsome!! u have a really good blog, congrats for the pothos

Anonymous said...

i like so much this blue door.

AB said...

I vote with the crowd here. The photo with the blue door and the never ending stairs works best for me.