I’ve been up and down the streets of Manhattan today, dropping off copies of BACK OF THE HOUSE to media, restaurant industry people, and cooking schools. Appointments, conversations, and pitches all towards getting the word out. I enjoy the challenge, and the response has been good. After all, it’s an original book about a popular industry and makes extensive note of the dining scene in NYC. So I’m finding people very receptive, and delighted to introduce them to a book that they had not heard of before.
In between, lunch @ Sushi Yasuda, my favorite restaurant in town for this sort of thing, coffee @ Porto Rico, and long, wistful looks at taco trucks south of Houston.
And in less than thirty minutes: Patroon! Drinks in the hidden bar in the back. Tryst territory and great cocktails.
Later, this very evening, dinner at a good UES place I like, and before you know it will be time to wake up, run, interview a Tuskegee Airman, and start all over again.