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Cafe Storico at the New York Historical Society

This past week I spent four wonderful days in New York City, checking out various art exhibits, performances, and of course sampling the wonderful food in this amazing dining destination. One of the highlights of the trip was definitely a visit to the New York Historical Society to see the final part of their incredible, three year exhibit of John James Audubon‘s original watercolor paintings for the Birds of America, “Audubon’s Aviary”. I’ve been fortunate enough to see all three parts of the exhibit now, and also fortunate each visit to enjoy a wonderful lunch at the Historical Society’s terrific restaurant, Cafe Storico.

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El Rey Mexican Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A Review

Good Food, Great Service, and a Fun Interior Make This Stephen Starr Restaurant Worth Visiting

Stephen Starr has been a major player in Philadelphia’s dining scene since the 1990s, and recently brought his second Mexican restaurant to the city: El Rey. Taking over an old, seedy diner location on Chestnut Street, just north of Rittenhouse Square, El Rey retains much of the original funky atmosphere to create the feel of a Mexican roadside dive. Yet the food and drink at El Rey is definitely a far step beyond average, featuring fresh ingredients and home-style Mexican cuisine.

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