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Untitled: Dinner date at the Whitney Museum

Dear Food Diary:
StalkerBoy kept our date night spot a secret. I was puzzled while heading uptown towards museum row after dark on a Friday night (clearly dead). He kept hinting “museum” as I laughed at him while assuring him it was closed by now. Only to be pleasantly surprised by Untitled, a Danny Meyer’s restaurant in the basement of the Whitney Museum. I had no idea this place existed!

Social Eatz: Familiar flavors with a twist (CLOSED 3/1/13)

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Dear Food Diary:
I’m a big fan of Top Chef and naturally followed chef Angelo Sosa’s season. His American-Korean inspired joint Social Eatz was on my list of casual places to eat at and finally made it there a while back. ( A bit behind on my posts, *sigh*)

Highpoint Bistro and Bar: Blogger Tasting Night

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Dear Food Diary:
The fairly new Chelsea joint Highpoint hosted a night of tasting for 15 lucky bloggers, yelpers and tweeters two weeks ago. Chef Phil Deffina orchestrated a dinner filled with a wide range of dishes (offered on the regular menu).
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With a glass of Chenin Blanc St, Just Saumur Blanc 2008, Loire at hand, the food started rolling out and our tasting began.

OCEANA: Asians eat at the back… How RACIST!!!

Dear Food Diary:
Walked into the blue dominated, cruise like Oceana last Sunday for lunch. Perfectly lit by natural sunlight, spacious with high ceilings. We had reservations from days ago and since this was midtown west on a Sunday, it wasn’t crowded at all. The 2 ladies in the front asked for our reservation and one quickly decides our table “location”… and off we went.

There were comfortable looking booths with marine themed tapestry couches along the way, I though we were being taken to. But as we followed the hostess further and further away, by passing an seemingly empty main dining room (about 40% full with non asians, maybe one asian mixed into a all white table), she opens a door and enter “the other” dining room. My first reaction was that of an “color blind” customer. Thought to myself, maybe this is more quiet or private!? Even though it looked so plain.

It wasn’t until my date had also noticed that we took a good look around. It was way too obvious and I had to that a picture, even though I don’t usually whip out my camera on a date. So the waiter didn’t capture the dining area on my right, behind me… there were 2 more tables of asians. While the main dining room outside looked really white (sorry I don’t mean it that way, but I’m trying to make a point here, so don’t get all sensitive on me please)… maybe we didn’t match the blue and white color scheme of the decor?

UiUi Bubble Tea: Bowl of Shaved Ice to beat the heat

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Dear Food Diary:
Nothing beats the heat like  a nice bowl of Taiwanese Shaved Ice. Yeah, I’m talking about these hot humid days, where ice cream melts in your hand. One of my to go places is UiUi Bubble Tea in Chinatown.