It's been awhile since we've told you about some of our favorite dining spots and we've got some cathcing up to do.
So, here's a three-for-one report restaurants in New York City (Redeye Grill), Philadelphia (Rosa Blanca) and all over the country (California Pizza Kitchen) -- one deluxe, the next a mid-range and the third, economical.
At the Redeye Grill in Manhattan, a really nice dinner for two with drinks will set you back a couple of hundred bucks. At Rosa Blanca, dinner for two will cost you about $100. And at California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) we enjoyed the special Valentine's weekend dinner featuring one appetizer, two main courses and one dessert for $32. Yes, That's $32 for two!
And, guess what? We enjoyed every one of these meals, each in its own way.
Redeye is a Big Deal and the food and the service match that moniker in every way. But it's neither stuffy not ostentatious. A very friendly, helpful staff assures your complete satisfaction in a dramatic, memorable environment with great food.
Rosa Blanca features superb Cuban food in an upbeat, colorful setting highlighting zesty dishes and plenty to please an adventurous palate.
CPK is the pizza, pasta and nearly everything else taste treat: Lively, informal and always welcoming.
Now, we'll tell you about them by showing you the photos of what we had to eat.
Above, the magnificent lemon drop martini, swordfish, succulent halibut and fresh cut fries at the Redeye Grill in Manhattan - a favorite for truly fine dining.
Above, the special martini, brisket with rice and red peppers, grilled fish and zesty shrimp at Rosa Blanca in Philadelphia - a zesty Cuban delight!
Above, the lettuce wrap, spaghetti Bolognese and Thai salad at the always sure-to-please California Pizza Kitchen.