Super Sunday

It all started innocently enough.  We’d just moved to New York and the Super Bowl was coming up.  A friend mentioned how he wasn’t  interested in football, in fact, he didn’t even know which teams were playing, but that he was very interested in the commercials.  A few others people we know, all people working in some part of media, agreed that a party devoted to watching Super Bowl commercials would be fun.  So we invited everyone over, ordered Chinese food and had a blast. 

That was eight years ago and while the cast of characters has changed over the years the tradition remains the same.  We call it the Anti-Superbowl Party, but that’s actually not a great name.  There really isn’t anything anti- about it — we watch the game, after all.  We just pay more attention to the commercials.  And truthfully, since our hometown team, the Patriots, started winning these things even we’ve become slightly interested in the action.  Plus, starting a few years ago some actual football fans have crashed the festivities (dragged by wives, generally). 

Anyway, this year’s menu is make-your-own sandwiches and veggie chili.  Chips, of course,  and beer.  But I also have to make sure that I have enough wine and clean wineglasses. 

It’s not your typical football crowd.  And that’s just the way we like it.

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Cornered (Again)

Last night my husband was craving a burger and suggested TGIFridays or Santa Fe Steakhouse, both in our neighborhood.   It is my deeply held belief that eating in a chain restaurant anywhere within the five boroughs of New York City is a sin.  I parried with the suggestion that we try Corner Bistro, famed as the burger that Danny Meyer wanted to emulate at the Shake Shack.  Fortunately, I’d shared the heavenly Shake Shack experience with him so he was game.

Yum, yum, yum.  The burger, the fries, both delish.  I must confess that I think Shake Shack is better, but maybe I had one too many lunches there this summer.  But Corner Bistro is good and worth the wait to get a seat.  If you are not in the mood for a burger, go somewhere else.  The menu consists of burgers, a chicken sandwich, BLT, grilled cheese and bacon, and chili.  I think the only reason chili is on the menu is so they can make chili burgers.   It’s that kind of place.

Corner Bistro
331 W 4th St (Map)

Mon-Sat 11:30am- 4:00am
    Sun 12:00pm- 4:00am
(212) 242-9502

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