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I remember one of my first visits to NYC was an early February solo trip. I had a reservation at Alison on Dominick. Basically a blizzard was forecast for later that night. Great meal in the nearly em

You'll have to move out to the Bay Area then. I'm grateful to be here now.  It's supposed to be a high of 66 today.

Or you could get yourself invited to Stef and N's, dine on produce plucked hours before from their garden, Flannery beef if you insist, grilled outdoors in February and forget about that top button.

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9 hours ago, Wilfrid said:

I don’t want a big winter storm I don’t like them. Go away.

"When I was a kid..."

This was a pretty normal occurrence, even more than once a winter.  I guess I used to tell people if they didn't like winter or winter storms, they shouldn't live here.

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I remember one of my first visits to NYC was an early February solo trip. I had a reservation at Alison on Dominick. Basically a blizzard was forecast for later that night. Great meal in the nearly empty restaurant. Still the best lamb shank I've ever had. I make that recipe at least once a year.

The storm hit early. At least 4" of snow had fallen while I was having dinner. Still coming down in almost whiteout conditions. The most snow this little Southern girl had (and to this day has) seen. And of course, not a cab in sight. And me, certainly not dressed for a long walk. Tom Valenti actually came to my rescue, offering to drive me back uptown. 

 

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23 minutes ago, Evelyn said:

I had a reservation at Alison on Dominick. Basically a blizzard was forecast for later that night. Great meal in the nearly empty restaurant. Still the best lamb shank I've ever had. I make that recipe at least once a year.

Tom Valenti?

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4 hours ago, StephanieL said:

You'll have to move out to the Bay Area then.

I'm grateful to be here now.  It's supposed to be a high of 66 today.

Bah.

I have been doing these north east storms for almost 25 years, doesn’t mean I have to like them.

It must be time to re-tell my story of that huge storm when I was working in 30 Rock, maybe it was 2000? Snow banked almost head high in the streets. I got to the office because I wasn’t far away, but it was empty and nothing was happening.

I was dressed for it, boots, layers, heavy sweater. After mooching around for an hour or two, it occurred to me Le Cirque, then in the Villard Houses, would be empty if it was open.

I crunched my way there, and open it was. The maitre d’ looked at me and muttered something about wearing a tie. I gestured at the Arctic Fantasia outside.

”Well, maybe you could just fasten your top shirt button.” 
 

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1 hour ago, Wilfrid said:

Bah.

I have been doing these north east storms for almost 25 years, doesn’t mean I have to like them.

It must be time to re-tell my story of that huge storm when I was working in 30 Rock, maybe it was 2000? Snow banked almost head high in the streets. I got to the office because I wasn’t far away, but it was empty and nothing was happening.

I was dressed for it, boots, layers, heavy sweater. After mooching around for an hour or two, it occurred to me Le Cirque, then in the Villard Houses, would be empty if it was open.

I crunched my way there, and open it was. The maitre d’ looked at me and muttered something about wearing a tie. I gestured at the Arctic Fantasia outside.

”Well, maybe you could just fasten your top shirt button.” 
 

Or you could get yourself invited to Stef and N's, dine on produce plucked hours before from their garden, Flannery beef if you insist, grilled outdoors in February and forget about that top button.

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I remarked to medium-sized H that if a storm like this one had hit during my childhood, it would've warranted a "drive safe out there, there's gonna be some snow!" at the sign-off of the evening news. As opposed to the the 5ish days of panting wall-to-wall coverage it receives now.

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