I talk a lot about how much I love the Upper West Side. Since H&H Bagels closed this summer, I love it a little bit less but I still love it. I especially love it on cold or overcast days where you can walk for miles comfortably and go into Central Park. Last Sunday, Andy and I headed up for brunch at a classic, Café Luxembourg and to walk in the park. We ended up walking all the way home, down Fifth Avenue (dodging hundreds of Poles there for a Polish pride parade), into Eataly, and down through Union Square and Washington Square.
It feels like you could be in Paris at Café Luxembourg and their brunch is great. Just refuse to sit at the lame table by the bar that faces the kitchen door. I think it’s the worst table in New York.