n. One who believes her knowledge of/exposure to the arts is superior (i.e., New Yorkers).
n. The often guilt-inducing after-work decision to take in cocktails rather than a show.
American Table Cafe and Bar
n. Chef (and printed pants champion) Marcus Samuelsson’s new joint, opening today in the soaring Lincoln Center lobby. Delicious and next to the action; snobs have no excuse to snub.
adj. What we’re making this for you. The Metropolitan Opera performs Carmen tonight. Hit a high note with preperformance mini tacos doro wat (spiced Ethiopian shredded chicken), smoked salmon and dill sour cream atop hashed potato pancakes, and barbecue pork sliders.
adj. Your state after a round of Fife & Drums (rum, Ambessa lingonberry green tea) and Minuets (gin, lavender, lemon juice). Just be cautious when giving a standing ovation.
American Table Cafe and Bar, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway, at 65th Street (212-671-4200 or americantablecafeandbar.com).
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