I bring you only good tidings this morning. Happy Wednesday!

It was wonderful to meet Jasmine Gerald and the team at Jasmine’s Caribbean Cuisine on W46th Street yesterday. From now on, if you feel the need to be whisked away to a tropical island, you can quickly escape to Restaurant Row.

Congratulations to Nick Accardi and the team at Tavola. The 9th Avenue restaurant featured in Nikolas Grasso’s short film, which has been nominated for the Marcello Film Festival in the UK. Tavola is the movie’s name, the location — and Chef/Owner Nick takes a starring role!


In other news, my friend Cesar reports that there is a crane on W55th Street this morning. Our favorite Hell’s Kitchen holiday lights are being strung… Go take a look this evening.

What we’ve been reading

Yep, we’ve got these babies to look forward to. Find out about how Nor’easters tick. (NY1)

Which iconic New Yorker would you like to hear making the MTA announcements? (TimeOut)

If you’re yearning for a fancy afternoon tea, that dream could become a reality… (Eater)

NYPD won’t be breaking up big gatherings this Thanksgiving, but they’re asking people to use common sense. (NY1)

Sit back and enjoy a story about New York mobsters and buried treasure! (New York Mafia)