This business trip cost me 2-3 pounds. No matter how much I run (and NoHo is a great place to run) I can't burn this many calories:
Green Street Cafe - Bread w/ good quality chopped olives. VERY nice moules , tiny ones, in a broth w/ minced fennel and carrot...I would have prefered less cream in the broth , but that's nitpicking. Cardoon and mushroom risotto very nice, plain green salad - a little too sharp vinaigrette. Goat cheese cheese cake w/ redwine/blueberry sauce was superb. Limited wines by the glass, but very interesting and good.
Circa - Paid $3 for the bread basket, beet salad w/ delicious goat cheese, great dressing, candied nuts, greens...excellent salad. ricotta raviloi w/ brown butter, squash, biscotti. very nice, squash needed seasoning. Very nice pinot blanc by the glass. ($10, though) Skipped dessert.
Herrels - stood in line, got coffee ice cream...it's good, but I've had better
Apollo Grille - two lunches, both very nice:
1. crab cake w/ avacado tarter sauce, tomato-rice, green beans, tiny sweet potato chips...a very well thought out and executed dish.
2. lamb kebob w/ hummus, pita chips, greek salad. The lamb was rare, and very good...kind of a surrpise, honestly.
Mt. Joe Coffee - very good coffee for a little drive through hut
free breakfast at Hotel Northampton - miserable
Woodstar Cafe - bad choice, as corporate as a Panera, surprising to see in NoHo, and some of the worst coffee ever. Should have gone to Starbucks.
Except for that last, a great 3 days that I'm paying for now.