August 24, 2011

Lou Reed at Wallse- Take a Walk on the Austrian Side


I recently sat across from Lou Reed at Wallse. I immediately thought "hey, he looks like an older Lou Reed", but any doubt in my mind disappeared when he spoke: It was fucking Lou Reed, there is no mistaking that voice.  That voice, by the way, was asking for his second order of strudel. Yup, apparently Lou Reed is still walking on the wild side, going nuts and ordering two desserts, as rock stars should, but only if they are like eating it off of a groupie's breast or something.  Anyway, strudel now always makes me think of Inglorious Basterds, but it definitely seemed delicious at Wallse, and anything that Lou Reed enjoys in excess can't be bad, can it?  He rocks...

April 23, 2011

My So-Called Birthday


Per the Post, Claire Danes was unfortunately seen heading into Recette carrying her own presents to her own 32nd birthday party. I'm not exactly sure why she'd schlep presents in there for fun, but she was definitely in store for a great meal. Recette is such a cute, warm place to celebrate with friends, and ideally the people passing by the restaurant's big windows were jealous of her fun party and not laughing at its lameness. Next time, leave the presents at home Mrs. Danes - it is NEVER fun watching someone else open presents...

April 20, 2011

Charlie Sheen and the Hookers at Daniel


The weirdest part of the whole Charlie Sheen/Plaza/Drug/Hooker situation (old news I know) is the fact that he went to dinner with this crew at Daniel.  Daniel! The refined, elegant Daniel, where people actually care more about taste than tits.  If Charlie was in fact doing coke in the bathroom, why bother to go somewhere so pricey and delicious- he was not going to be eating anyway! And, not for nothing, it is a HIKE to get to the bathroom at Daniel, which means he really had to work for those bumps. The news reports that he went to the bathroom, did lines and took off his pants are especially amusing if you are familiar with the nicely appointed bathrooms at Daniel. I am sure that there have been many hookers at Daniel before, but probably more in the escort sense, the full GFE, with small talk involved.  Charlie Sheen doesn’t strike me as that sort of guy.  If I were going to dinner with a group that included my ex-wife and hookers, I would probably take them somewhere with a little more action, like Tao. It is close to the Plaza and such a group would not really attract so much attention.  The bathroom is also downstairs, but it just seems to make more sense than Daniel.  And as good as the food is, you choose to party over your pad thai, you are not missing that much.

January 25, 2011

Where Hungry GMEN dine after a win…


Last night, we headed to Nobu 57 for a delicious sushi dinner with a side of Eli Manning (and his wife Abby). Apparently Kristen Stewart was also caught by the Paps the same night leaving Nobu in Tribeca... good thing they didn’t come uptown, Monday night means minimal makeup for us! We creeped Eli feasting on Rock Shrimp Tempura (really yummy if you aren’t on a diet), salad, and a big sushi platter. Wife Abby didn’t eat much, but there’s been talk that she can’t be digging into raw fish, if you catch our drift... Despite our regular favorites (Miso Chips, Yellowtail Jalapeno, Inneiwa pasta w/ lobster, New Style Sashimi), we tried Softshell Crab w/ Watermelon Amanzu Ponzu - DELISH!