Happy Father’s Day! Happy Every Day!

A Day to Share Something New, Different, and Delicious! 

Trattoria Trecolori

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254 W. 47th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue, Manhattan Theater District

New York City

Call for reservations: 1.212.997.4540

I’m not prone to writing about places to dine in New York City but, last Thursday, we had the greatest evening out in Manhattan and I simply had to share the experience.

First off, after so many years, we wondered if a once favorite restaurant was still located on 47th Street. A perfect place to dine before theater, we discovered they were still serving fine fare, so we called to make a reservation. Our fabulous experience proved it was like we never left the scene. With its bustling bar and tables filled with smiling happy faces, you’ll be more than thrilled with the service and the menu at Trattoria Trecolori.

After reconnecting with the charming staff, we started our dinner with the Casare Salad, their version of a classic Caesar salad served with shaved Parmesan cheese and garlic-rosemary croutons ($8); For our main dish, my husband  ordered gamberoni dello Chef, jumbo shrimp prepared in their chef’s savory wine sauce, served with risotto Milanese. However, my husband preferred angel hair pasta as a side. I ordered my traditional “test” dish, chicken parmigiana, simply titled Parmigiana. The classic dish was served with spaghetti marinara and topped with melted parmesan cheese ($18). We shared a tartufo, chocolate and vanilla ice cream with a hidden cherry in the center, topped with hard dark chocolate icing ($8). The portion appeared larger than what we are accustomed to in New Jersey, and the taste was absolutely delicious. With one glass of wine and one small bottle of Pelligrino, our bill was under $74 — unheard of in New York City for a really excellent meal with excellent service. Do keep the name and number in your phone book. You’ll be more than satisfied with the experience.

For more information, visit http://www.trattoriatrecolori.com/.

Now, if you are a fan of the Broadway stage and the music of Carole King, treat yourself and someone you love to tickets to “Beautiful.” You will thoroughly enjoy the experience. The music is spectacular. And just about the only thing missing might be the splendid voice of James Taylor.

First suggestion: Visit the Box Office: Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 West 43d Street, New York City. Call: 212.239.6200 or 800.432.7250

The performance schedule includes a Wednesday and Saturday matinee. 

My personal view: You will save money if you go to the box office. For more information, visit: BeautifulOnBroadway.com.

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Happy Father’s Day!

Some Really Great Suggestions

If you’ve not made any real plans, you might want to consider these really fine suggestions.

1. Gladstone Tavern

273 Main Street, Gladstone

Call: 908.234.9055

Tom Carlin is the Executive Chef and Proprietor. You’ll love the front porch, the many places to enjoy your meal, the fine service, and of course the food. Call for reservations and information.

2. PAIRINGS palate + plate

10 Walnut Ave., Cranford

Call:908.276.4026

Always a fine dining experience. $35 four course tasting menu on Wednesday Owners Carol and Vince and their staff are welcoming and eager to please. Reservations required.

3. Spanish Tavern, Mountainside

1239 U.S. 22, Mountainside

Call:908.232.2171

Always crowded. Staff eager to please. Each meal starts with a bowl of soup. Shrimp and crab meat, veal in lemon sauce, Pork chops Riojano. sangria and so much more. 

Call for reservations and information.

4. Manny’s Diner 

1030 Raritan Road, Clark

Call:732.382.7755

A relatively new diner opened in Clark. The friendly, welcoming staff serves some of your favorite “diner” specials, and lots of other dishes. 

I look forward to hearing from you!Contact me at Mkbrody@aol.com and have a great week!

MKB