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Graydon Carter's Waverly Inn
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Last week, I brought home an unwanted souvenir from a recent trip to New York City: My first case of Covid. Everything about my trip was fun and fabulous, but Covid has left me wobbly with breathing problems and taste buds that have fled for parts unknown. Thank goodness I have lots of NYC meal memories to tide me over like the tasty fried artichokes Harry King and I had at Pastis in Soho; the warm, decadent Comté & Onion Bread with Crème Fraiche I shared with friends at Monterey, plus their Castelfranco Salad with radicchio, figs, Asian pear, pumpkin seeds, and aged sherry vinaigrette. 

The restaurant Monterey on 37 E. 50th St is one of the popular new post-Covid gifts to the city.

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