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Birthday weekend in NY - Eataly and more...

2010Foodie Weekend in NYC It is OUR birthday weekend-- Liz and I are both October 28th and our sons, Willis and Terrence are October 27th.This year is Lizzie's 50th so we decided to spend in the NYC for some foodie fun with our best friends!We have GREAT foodie friends so off we went.
Here is my rant and summary--Friday night with our best friends to a classic brasserie- They are GREAT dining companions who are world travelers. They know that Liz and I love a good brasserie - they type of dinner that should be a no bullshit, filling and unpretentious experience. Well, I guess I missed the NY revolution- brasseries gone minimalist--how sad. The food presentation here was VERY precious and pretentious. Not bad, mind you, but what is the deal with Austere and Brasserie in the same sentence. Brasserie means working man's establishment. Any self respecting workingman would beat the tar out of this chef!1. Steak frites with Maitre D'hotel butter. No brainer--Liz loves a go…