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Edgar Allen Poe portrait at Edgar's Cafe. (photo from EdgarsCafe.com)
Dining
Valerie Blanchard

Edgar’s Café

Edgar’s Café serves delicious food on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and is billed as a “Magical place with a cafe, wine, beer, food & desserts.”

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Via Quadronno (Photo from ViaQuadronno.com)
Dining
Sora Vernikoff

Via Quadronno off Madison

While Via Quadronno is best known for its cappuccino and panini sandwiches, they boast an extensive menu to impress tourists and locals. And, if you’re an early riser, you can drop by for an adorably decorated cappuccino and a chocolate croissant.

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Chez Josephine in New York's Theater District. Joséphine Baker au Panthéon - illustration de JipéDan. Public Domain
New York Restaurant Reviews
Sora Vernikoff

Chez Josephine in New York’s Theater District

Chez Josephine in New York’s Theater District was the brainchild of Jean-Claude Baker from Burgundy, who named his restaurant after his adoptive mother, Josephine Baker. Baker, born Freda Josephine McDonald, was an American-born naturalized French citizen famed as a dancer, singer, and actress.

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Entry to Bryant Park Grill. Photo credit: Edward Kliszus
New York Restaurant Reviews
Edward A Kliszus

Bryant Park Grill

The Bryant Park Grill next to the New York Public Library hosts a great menu and both indoor and outdoor seating.

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Entrance to Balthazar Restaurant NY. Photo credit: Edward Kliszus
New York Restaurant Reviews
Edward A Kliszus

Balthazar French Café

At Balthazar French Café I started with Avian water and the Friseé aux Lardons with chicory salad with a warm bacon shallot vinaigrette.

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Amish Buggy in Shipshewana Indiana
Dining
Sora Vernikoff

Lunch At An Amish Home

Rating  4.6/5 It was time to head out of dodge, so I booked a one-day trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I chose Lancaster because the

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New York Restaurant Reviews
Sora Vernikoff

La Grande Boucherie

French dining at La Grande Boucherie, a heavenly slice of Paris on West 53rd Street, is a place to display my celebratory Eiffel Tower earrings. This is a restaurant de l’amour. It is a beautiful, relaxing, and delightful respite from the city’s hustle and bustle.

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Antonucci Hotel Restaurant in Rome
New York Restaurant Reviews
Sora Vernikoff

Antonucci Cafe in Yorkville

Antonucci Cafe in Yorkville’s chocolate banana cake is decadently delicious with its ganache, caramelized bananas, and chocolate ice cream.

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