Lifestyle & Parenting

Take a Bite of the Big Apple

March 3, 2011

We asked four Calgarians-turned-New Yorkers (in the case of Lauren
Bagliore, its the other way around) to share some of their favourite NY
noshing haunts. Herewith their picks:

Lauren Bagliore,
fashion designer

Café Cluny
has the best tuna burgers. This restaurant is very French bistro-esque
but modern with New York flair. Last time I was there, I saw Harry
Potter! Café Cluny, 284 W. Fourth St. at W. 12th St., New York,

Melanie Jones, writer, producer and VP of Collision

Go to Bluebird
Coffee Shop
first and get an Americano and then make sure to be at Prune
by 9 a.m. Order a Bloody Mary and the Spicy Stewed Chickpeas ($14) or
the Spaghetti alla Carbonara ($12). Yes, spaghetti for brunch. Bluebird
Coffee Shop, 72 E. First St., New York, 212-26-1879,
and Prune, 54 E. First St., New York, 212-677-6221,

Dustin Olson, artistic producer, The
Bridge Theatre Company

For refined Mexican, go to Mayahuel
and make sure to try one of their cocktails with Mezkal. And no one
should leave the city without stopping for a beer at McSorleys.
Mayahuel, 304 E. Sixth St., New York, 212-253-5888,
and McSorleys Old Ale House, 15 E. Seventh St.,New York, 212-474-9148,

Beau M. Nelson, creative director, Beauté
Cosmetics Inc.

I love this French bistro called Lucien,
its been around forever and Andy Warhol used to eat there.Café
is another favourite. Its very small and intimate with only
eight tables and no stoves or ovens. They cook everything on induction
burners and the food is always excellent, a great place for a date.
Lucien, 14 First Ave., New York, 212-260-6481,
and Café Condesa, 183 W. 10th St., New York, 212-352-0050,


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