Carnegie Rocks » Around Town http://www.carnegierocks.com Fri, 26 Mar 2010 20:52:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.11 Way Cool “Meridian Restaurant” in Winston-Salem North Carolina http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/12/25/the-way-cool-meridian-restaurant-in-winston-salem-north-carolina/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/12/25/the-way-cool-meridian-restaurant-in-winston-salem-north-carolina/#comments Fri, 25 Dec 2009 06:56:11 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1295

Though I would hardly call myself a restaurant critic, by just being a New Yorker, I am a fussy food foodie. Everyone in New York is an expert on everything (just ask them) … all New Yorkers think that they are foodies. Anyway, I think that the Meridian Restaurant in Winston-Salem is delicious, especially the fried oysters and the venison osso buco. Yup, it’s top shelf, even by Manhattan standards.

Renovations of the old buildings downtown have been well done if you ask me. This place is great!

The architecture of the restaurant's space blends well with the old downtown buildings!

I like the lighting and the openness.

I like the lighting and the openness.

The owners are the chefs here, and they are very very good.

The owners are the chefs here, and they are very very good.

This is our waiter Daniel; I think that he is the best waiter in the world!

This is Daniel; I think that he's the best waiter in the world! The reflections in the window are cool, too.

This is another wondow reflection view of the Wachovia Building in Winston-salem.

This is another window reflection view of the Wachovia Building in Winston-salem.

Not far from the Meridian Restaurant is the West End Opera House. No sining, just pool and darts.

Not far from the Meridian is the West End Opera House. No singing, just pool and darts here.

Art deco. I like this builging, don't you think it looks like it might belong in Miami Beach?

This building is accross the street. I like it a lot. Don't you think it looks like it belongs in Miami Beach?

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Nicole Renaud Performs at “La Lunchonette” on Sunday Evenings http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/12/14/nicole-renaud-performs-at-le-luncheonette-restaraunt-on-sunday-evenings/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/12/14/nicole-renaud-performs-at-le-luncheonette-restaraunt-on-sunday-evenings/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2009 18:43:37 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1214 Nicole Renaud  at La Luncheonette New YorkSunday night we — Me, Mom, Ann, Dora, and Alex- had dinner at La Lunchonette. The food was yummy, and so was Nicole Renaud! Nicole has the voice  of an angel, and she plays the accordion really really well too. I guess her French accent is impeccable because she actually is from Paris France.

La Luncheonette 10th Ave New York

La Lunchonette is on 10th Ave. at 18th St. in New York. The food is great, and they do serve dinner, too.

IAC Building 10th Ave New York

It is very near the IAC Building, you know, the one that's supposed to look like a sailing ship with sails.

Nicole has really fun funky lighting for her instrument.

Nicole has really fun and funky lighting for her instrument.

Sometimes she sits on the bar to sing. It is very imformal and like a real French bistro (I think).

Sometimes she sits on the bar to sing. It is very informal, like a real French bistro ... I think.

Sometimes I sit on the bar, too ... but alas, I don't sing very well.

Sometimes I sit on the bar, too ... but alas, I can't sing.

Ann Alburger n Dora Militaru n Nicole Renaud n Alex Zakrzewski

Here are my friends, Ann, Dora, Nicole, and Alex. We had fun! BTW, Dora and Alex are film makers.

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Dinner at Joël Robuchon at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/12/12/dinner-at-joel-robuchon-at-the-four-seasons-hotel-in-new-york/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/12/12/dinner-at-joel-robuchon-at-the-four-seasons-hotel-in-new-york/#comments Sat, 12 Dec 2009 18:38:00 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1153

Four Seasons Hotel New York Christmas tree

Mom and I had dinner with our friends from Montreal, Joan and Luc, at the Four Seasons. I was happy because it was fun! No cat food here! There was foam in the fois gras (whatever that is), and the profiterole was yummy. The wait staff was really sweet; I wanted to eat them up.

Joël Robuchon's restaraunt is very fancy

This is me in Joël Robuchon's restaurant; it is very fancy.

Here's my friend Joan with Mon

Here's my friend Joan with Mom.

The Four Seasons is way cool because it looks sort of like an art gallery.

The Four Seasons Hotel is way cool because much of it looks sort of like an art gallery.

This is my friend, Luc. It is Luc and Joan's 27th  wedding anniversary today.

This is Luc. He is smiling, because today is Joan and Luc's 27th wedding anniversary.

After diner, I made some new friends in the hotel lobby.

I made some nice new friends in the hotel lobby.

When all is said and done, the Four Seasons Hotel is a place that a cat can get a head.

When all is said and done, the Four Seasons Hotel is truly a place that a cat can get a head.

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Santa's smiling helpers

Santa's smiling helpers

The Halloween Parade in the West Village (New York) was on Saturday, October 31st. It was a warm night, a full moon, and a Saturday!!!! All that made for a great parade. My mom went as a Soupy Sales (1926-2009) mourner. We had a lot of fun!

Me with Cat and Bat

Me with Cat and Bat

Cleopatra and entourage

Cleopatra and entourage

If you must know, we're English

If you must know, we're English

How do I look in stripes?

How do I look in stripes?

I am getting rather horny

I am getting rather horny

Firecracker boom boom boom

Firecracker boom boom boom

Seriously, ya'll are really scary

Seriously, ya'll are really scary

A damsel in no distress

A damsel in no distress

No, It's actually a unicycle seat

No, It's actually a unicycle seat

We are pretty in pink

We are pretty in pink

Vee ar from Vienna

Vee ar from Vienna

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“Daniel’s” is One of My Favorite Special Occasion French Restaurants in Manhattan http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/06/29/had-dinner-at-daniels-restaurant-monday-june-29-2009/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/06/29/had-dinner-at-daniels-restaurant-monday-june-29-2009/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:24:41 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=241 Daniel bar

Daniel Restaurant at 60 W. 65th Street is one of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan.

Elegant Entrance

Elegant Entrance

A very beautiful room

A very beautiful room

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Mariah Carey photo shoot for “Obsessed” at The Plaza, June 29, 2009 http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/06/29/mariah-carey-photo-shoot-for-obsessed-at-the-plaza-monday-june-29-2009/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/06/29/mariah-carey-photo-shoot-for-obsessed-at-the-plaza-monday-june-29-2009/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:20:19 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=232 Rolls Carnegie Royce 2

Mariah was filming her music video “Obsession” and I was walking by The Plaza Hotel. So I just jumped right into the action. This is Mariah’s Rolls Royce. Doesn’t it suit me well?

Mariah Carey Plaza shoot June 29 2009

Plaza Hotel June 29 2009

Plaza Hotel 2 June 29 2009

Mariah Carey and I did a photo shoot for “Obsessed” at The Plaza … yes, it is indeed a limited edition Carnegie Rolls Royce

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Crazy Clouds Sunset Over the Hudson River, June 26, 2009 http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/06/26/crazy-clouds-sunset-over-the-hudson-river-june-26-2009/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/06/26/crazy-clouds-sunset-over-the-hudson-river-june-26-2009/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2009 17:17:30 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=292 Crazy Clouds Sunset Over the Hudson River-1

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Buildings that I Like http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/05/24/places-that-i-like/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/05/24/places-that-i-like/#comments Mon, 25 May 2009 00:44:27 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=947 NY has beautiful skies

The Rodin Builing The Petrossian It's smokin' Flat Iron Building Looking Down 57th St. Gridlock J Sisters on 57th St. The String Building Time-Warner & Columbus NY has beautiful skies Central Park South City Center Cool construction (8th Ave) Broadway gem 33rd and 8th 5th Ave Taxi view The Boat Basin The Post Office ]]> http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/05/24/places-that-i-like/feed/ 0 Quiet West Village Weekend http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/05/10/quiet-west-village-weekend-may-8-10-2009/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/05/10/quiet-west-village-weekend-may-8-10-2009/#comments Sun, 10 May 2009 20:06:31 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=402

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West Village Green Stripes2 HotDress west village3 BrassTwins MarkAtGrocery Small Mitch not Papata1 FeteGurlz4 TatooPircing My Tatoo Choice ATM TheGoodLife2 Willa1 CubbyHole2 Peggy Lee and Nick Tsaclas

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Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Benefit, May 7, 2009 http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/05/07/transgender-legal-defense-education-fund-benefit-may-7-2009/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/05/07/transgender-legal-defense-education-fund-benefit-may-7-2009/#comments Thu, 07 May 2009 17:06:52 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=280 Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Benefit   (May 7. '09)-8

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Benefit   (May 7 2009) MichaTGLD

Michael Silverman (top left/left) is Director of the TLDEF. The party was at The Web. Carnegie supports the TLDEF and deconstruction of the gender binary

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