Big Night

"Big Night" - big movie! Came away with a wonderful feeling, and so did everyone else in the audience. The camera was held like a window into these people's lives. It was very intimate. In the final scene, when Stanley Tucci tosses the plain omelet, it says it all.

The English Patient

Finally, a real movie with everything, and done to perfection from beginning to end.
It still lingers in my mind weeks later. (That hasn't happened in a long time!)
Here is a must-have link for you movie fans:

The Internet Movie Database. Here's where you can find out anything about any movie ever made, info and filmographies on any actor, actress, director, etc. A definite must! Bookmark this page!!


I live in Chelsea and frequent most of the local restaurants in this area.

Le Zie

172 7th Avenue (212) 206-8686

If by chance you happen to be strolling down 7th Avenue, and you happen to come upon Le Zie, this lovely and unassuming little restaurant is full of surprises. The charming hostess has a sincere and pleasant manner as she brings you to your table. Everyone conspires to make sure that you're comfortable and have a delightful dining experience. The table is provided with fragrant olive oil and delicious home-made bread. The Venetian-style food is a departure from the usual italian fare found in a neighborhood restaurant. Of particular notice, is the excellent meatballs and spaghetti, for which this bistro is noted. The generous portions and reasonable prices make it a reliable destination for friends or family to meet for any occasion.

Raymond's Cafe

(on 7th Ave. between 15th and 16th Streets) is always a treat. Great hamburgers!

Tea and Sympathy

Also on Greenwich Avenue, is a unique experience in a low-key English style tea room.
If your a fan of bangers and mash or trifles, this is the place!

For Chinese, there's no other spot then


on 6th Ave. between 10th and 11th Streets.
Try the over-sized steamed pork bun or the Taiwanese Cold Noodles. All of the portions are enormous, and quite reasonable. Be careful not to order too much, (unless you want to take home half the meal!)

If I had my way, there would be more