Another reason to love Gigi Market and Cafe in Red Hook: they offer a free, delicious, and organic kids’ meal for each adult meal purchased, now until mid-September. Really. No kidding. Organic salmon, Northwind Farm slider, Skizza Margherita, etc. They’ll be seeing a lot of us in the next few weeks.
Gigi Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley, NY Mediterranean – Gigi Market & Cafe.
Stern is magically situated a couple of blocks away from each of Mario Batali’s Greenwich Village restaurant trifecta — Lupa, Babbo and Otto. So just to add variety to my Otto series and to take advantage of Restaurant Week, I went to Lupa and had the lunch special.
The "Orata con Cardi"
Now, I am not a fan of lunch specials, at least not those during Restaurant Week. Sure, it’s an opportunity to sample a famous restaurants at a low price, but the sampling they offer often makes me not want to go there and pay full price for it. For the current rate of $24.07 you get a choice of the lowest priced appetizers and entrees, plus dessert. The rooms are crowded, service is grumpy. Continue reading