I’m in a resto slump. Have you noticed? I feel like I haven’t been out to DINE in ages. It’s probably not true but I’m not counting diners or regular spots. I’m talking about finding that new spot where they treat you like a superstar, the food is delicious and I can eat a large portion of the menu, the place has a great vibe and you’re happy to be there. Where is that place? I have a few of them in my back pocket but I haven’t found that new love, that new one that is solidly good.
And reading Eater or Grub or the NYT or any of the other well-written, well-intended NYC foodie sites doesn’t help. Places are having soft openings every minute, firing chefs, losing their lease or having splashy re-openings. It’s all very interesting. Really. I can spend an entire morning reading, scanning, trolling, and dreaming.
But what I really need to know is: where am I going to dinner tonight?