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Three unique dining experiences to try NOW!

Afternoon Tea at BG (Bergdorf Goodman) ~ Stare out at Central Park and catch up on gossip as you enjoy this fancy and sophisticated - yet relatively affordable - afternoon snack/late lunch.

For $35/person (or $50, if you opt for a glass of Veuve Clicquot), afternoon tea at BG - Bergdorf Goodman's gorgeous 7th floor restaurant - includes:  your choice of one Dammann Freres teas, freshly-baked scones (fruit preserves & Devonshire cream), a variety of petit fours, and an assortment of tea sandwiches and savory tartlets.

Perfect for:  girlfriends, mothers and daughters, ladies who lunch, tourists in-the-know, homesick Brits, the fashion-forward male

Check out the rest of my pictures from this meal here!


A cozy, eccentric, and boozy brunch at Calyer ~ Make a Saturday or Sunday out of boutique'ing (boutique shopping) in charming Greenpoint, Brooklyn!  And when you've worked up an appetite, head over to Calyer for brunch.

Situated in a cozy space that evokes "apres-ski," take comfort in the restaurant's eclectic food and drink menus.  During brunch, most items on each menu are $10 and under!  What a welcome relief from Manhattan! 

I recommend:  roasted beets salad, hangar steak & eggs w/ tostones, and the wickedly delicious "La Bebida de los Dioses" cocktail:  tequila, lime, maple syrup, chili, and xocolatl mole bitters.

Perfect for:  duos, foodies, small groups, cocktail snobs, quality dining on a budget   

Check out the rest of my pictures from this meal here!


"M & I Mexican Monday's" at Goat Town ~ When I got wind that Julie Farias, Goat Town chef and San Antonio native, was serving up a special "Mexican Monday" menu for homesick Texas expats citywide, I knew I had to get over there ASAP.  So I recruited two of my favorite El Pasoans to come along for the ride.

Is this NOT the best thing you've ever seen??On Monday night's only, Goat Town, a farm-to-table American restaurant, gives diners the option to order from an additional menu, chock-full of Tex-Mex favorites.  Think:  puffy tacos stuffed with spicy braised lengua, American cheese enchiladas smothered with chile con carne and even more cheese, and a barbacoa salad. 

Mmmm...cheese enchiladas!While we enjoyed the savory portion of our Tex-Mex feast, it was the dessert we shared - located on Goat Town's everyday menu, thank god - that was worth writing home about.  Served in an old fashioned malt glass, the "Goat Town Ice Cream Sundae" was a sweet and salty concoction of salted cajeta ice cream, pretzels, caramel cakes, caramel sauce & whipped cream.  It would be fair to say that this is Manhattan's most delicious dessert.  Easily.  It will change your life, folks.  This sundae is capable of mending relationships, creating world peace, and making everything better - if only for the short, but sweet, amount of time that you get to savor it.  And best of all?  It's available EVERY DAY, not just on Monday's. 

This sundae will change your life.Perfect for:  homesick Texans, duos, foodies, small groups, date night

Check out the rest of my pictures from this meal here!


Until we eat again,

The Lunch Belle

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