If you are, like me, a lover of New York, you might be interested in the books I picked up there (from Three Lives bookstore in the Village, a great find). The E.B White essay I’d read before but was glad to find in one volume. It was written in the summer of 1948 and is astute and charming. The two cities book contains both fiction and reportage. Necessary reading as NYC isn’t just, of course, as it appears in my Insta posts. It’s a fascinating book. The yellow book is observations on short NYC walks, partly architectural, partly social. The wrapped book is from the newly discovered Three Lives. I went there to sign copies of Peach and they gave me an O.Henry story. This is fitting as his were the first short stories I read, encouraged by my school English teacher.
Not all restaurants made it onto Insta so here’s a select list of others that are casual and good for breakfast and lunch: @ilbuco_av
for breakfast (great coffee, bombolinj, eggs, avo and anchovies on toast); @josephleonardny
for breakfast, great Caesar salad and the fabulous buttermilk chicken and pickled okra sandwich; @jeffreysgrocery
for oysters and buttermilk pancakes (though not together); @barbutonyc
because it’s near the Whitney and it’s lovely to sit outside; @cornerbistrolic
because it’s a completely unreconstructed NYC bar with great burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches (thanks for the rec @chardrucks
😘); finally @abckitchen.
Nobody thinks it’s cool here but I love it - great salads and a knockout lime and basil soda. Take note and google if you’re going to be visiting any time soon