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Sel et Poivre: French bistro fare on the Upper East Side

Our first night in New York City on this recent trip was spent on the Upper East Side. We were there for the annual meeting of an Italian Renaissance studies society which my sweetie supports, and the event ended with wine and hors d’oeuvres but not a full meal. We have enjoyed several restaurants in the area in past years after this meeting: Bella Blu, Barbaresco, Caravaggio…but we always like to try something different when in town. And given we had reservations for another Italian restaurant the following evening, we wanted to go for a different cuisine for this night.

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Bò Né Vietnamese Restaurant in Woodbury, New Jersey

Thursday night was actually the 10th anniversary of the first date I had with my sweetie, Dave. That first date took place at Vietnam Palace in Philadelphia, which (as it had turned out in our earlier art class discussions) was a place we both considered one of our favorites in the city. I guess it was a good sign for our future together that we both loved this same odd little restaurant in Chinatown and enjoyed Vietnamese food along with many other cuisines. So yes, we are still together today, and it seemed as though we really should mark the occasion with another Vietnamese dinner.

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