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This is what living in New York City is all about. Last Thursday Kate and I had a wonderful dinner at The Little Owl, and drinks at Employees Only, both in the West Village.We had to wait longer than expected for a table at The Little Owl, so the manager let us sit on this elevated seating area and gave us free wine (normally $16 per glass!) Yum. For appetizer we got the sliders and a cheese plate. So damn good. These are the best sliders in the whole world. Made of beef, pork, veal and pecorino. So soft and tender. Amazing. For our main courses, Kate got halibut and I got the pork chop. I always get the pork chop. It’s crazy good. And then dessert, of course. Chocolate cake. Hmmmm. I’m now convinced that Employees Only has the best drinks in the city. Better than Milk & Honey, better than Death and Company, better than Angel’s Share. The drinks at EO are very well mixed, large, and delicious. I got the “billionaire cocktail” which is a variation on a Manhattan. Wonderful. But at $15 per drink, they are also the most expensive.
Two other stops on our West Village adventure. First is the Path station on Christopher street where I left Kate after our first date (she lived in Hoboken at the time). It is the sight of our first kiss.Second is the Caliente Cab we stopped at on our first date. What a crappy place, we didn’t even stay for a drink.
When I grew up around here, I never knew restaurants this nice even existed.
And the verdict is: wow, amazing dinner. One of very few places I’d call “New York quality food.” Kate, Joe and I were very impressed.