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Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen’s New York Confidential

DISH:  Seitan Piccata at Candle 79.  “Most of the time – though not always – we like to eat vegan [Steenburgen's husband is Ted Danson]. They have a seitan piccata that is unbelievably good. We’ve been going there for years.”

Candle 79
154 E. 79th Street
212-537-7179
www.candle79.com

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May 14th, 2010

John Hodgman

John Hodgman’s New York Confidential

DRINKS:  The Gibson at Pegu Club.  “They make a perfect Gibson – which is just a martini with cocktail onions in it. But they also have an incredible array of historic cocktails, and new cocktails devised by their owner that are unbelievable – alchemy in a glass.”

Pegu Club
77 West Houston Street
212-473-7348
www.peguclub.com


May 14th, 2010

Heather Burns

Heather Burns’s Evanston, Illinois Confidential

DISH:  Corned beef and cabbage at Tommy Nevins’ Irish Pub.  “I’m from Evanston, Illinois, so I’d say Tommy Nevins is my favorite place to go. The food is really good – when I get there I tend to get the corned beef and cabbage. When I eat meat, that’s where I eat it.”

Tommy Nevins’ Irish Pub
1454 Sherman Avenue
857-869-0450
www.tommynevins.com


May 14th, 2010

Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen’s New York Confidential

DISH:  Seitan Piccata at Candle 79.  “Most of the time – though not always – we like to eat vegan [Steenburgen's husband is Ted Danson]. They have a seitan piccata that is unbelievably good. We’ve been going there for years.”

Candle 79
154 E. 79th Street
212-537-7179
www.candle79.com


May 14th, 2010

Jason Schwartzman

Jason Schwartzman’s New York Confidential

CONFECTION:  Cupcakes and cookies at Babycakes NYC.  “I’m a vegetarian, and Babycakes is this all-vegan bakery. They have the best cupcakes and cookies you will ever have in your life – vegan or not. Every time I have a day off I go there. I get a cart with 12 things in it, then go home and eat it all by myself while watching baseball games.”

Babycakes NYC
248 Broome Street
212-677-5047
www.babycakesnyc.com


May 14th, 2010

Katharine McPhee

Katherine McPhee’s New York Confidential

DRINK:  Martini’s at M Bar. “The M Bar is connected to a little boutique hotel I stay in at times in New York called The Mansfield. The bar has really delicious drinks – blueberry martinis, apple martinis, pear martinis – and it’s quiet, but not too quiet, if you know what I mean. It’s the perfect place to meet people, because you can hear them when you’re talking!”

M Bar
12 West 44th Street
212-277-8700
www.mansfieldhotel.com/mbar.asp


May 14th, 2010

Stephanie March

Stephanie March’s Valera, TX Confidential

DISH:  Potatoes with goose fat at Rancho Loma.  “They do all their own organic farming, and serve fabulous four-course meals four nights a week, May through December. It’s incredible. Bobby [Flay, her husband and well-known chef] ate there with me once and said, ‘I’m going to have to quit or kill them.’”

Rancho Loma
2969 Country Road 422
325-636-4556
www.rancholoma.com


May 14th, 2010

Joel McHale

Joel McHale’s Seattle Confidential

DISH:  The steaks at El Gaucho. “This is an old-time steakhouse, though it’s new, and it has the best steaks I’ve ever had. This is how I order them: I say, ‘However the cook feels it should be cooked.’ They usually do it medium-rare. They know how to do it.”

El Gaucho
2505 1st Avenue
206-728-1337
www.elgaucho.com


May 14th, 2010

Patricia Clarkson

Patricia Clarkson’s New York Confidential

DISH:  The pommes frites at Café Loup.  “I’ve been going there for 20 years and I practically have a cot there. It does have the best pommes frites in town.  They also do an incredible vegetable plate.”

Café Loup
105 West 13th Street
212-255-4746
www.cafeloupnyc.com


May 14th, 2010

Bob Balaban

Bob Balaban’s New York Confidential

DISH:  The vegan cookies at Soy Café.  “They have a lot of things made out of soy, but they also have meat. You can sit for a while, read, and it’s quite fresh and delicious.”

Soy Cafe
115 Greenwich Avenue
212-229-9898
http://www.soycafenyc.com/location.html


May 14th, 2010

Susie Essman

Susie Essman’s New York Confidential

DISH: The fig salad and meatballs at Pisticci.  “It’s this out-of-the-way place, nobody knows about, but the Italian food is amazing.”

Pisticci
125 La Salle Street
212-932-3500
www.pisticcinyc.com


 

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April 16th, 2010

By Paula Conway

My last-minute trip to Louisville was also my very first — guaranteeing one delightful surprise after another.
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September 7th, 2009

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