Gael Greene In her role as restaurant critic of New York Magazine (1968 to January 2002) Detroit-born Gael Greene helped change the way New Yorkers (and many Americans) think about food.
"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ice Cream But Were Too Fat To Ask," "The Mafia Guide to Dining Out." and " Nobody Knows the Truffles I've Seen" were early pieces. In more recent years her annual roundup of New York City's dining favorites, Ask Gael, was a gourmand's collectible for many years and she continues to write a weekly Ask Gael column for NYM. Earlier she worked at the New York Post.
As co-founder with James Beard and a continuing force behind Citymeals-on-Wheels as board chair, Ms. Greene has made a significant impact on the city of New York. Citymeals, the largest public/private partnership in the country, has raised $200 million in its twenty-six-year history to help feed the city's frail elderly shut-ins.
Ms. Greene's memoir, "Insatiable, Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess" was published April, 2006. Earlier non-fiction books include "Delicious Sex, A Gourmet Guide for Women and the Men Who Want to Love Them Better" and "BITE: A New York Restaurant Strategy." Her two novels Blue skies, No Candy" and "Doctor Love" were NY Times best sellers.
Bringing the Kids in for the Holidays? Where to Eat.
Shrill little voices and fussy-eater demands are a cinch to handle at Brooklyn Diner. Also a favorite of grownup-children (and an advertiser). There’s a small kid’s menu if young Huck and Tom won’t eat any macaroni but Mom’s.
I notice juniors can go gaga if you order the 15-inch super hot dog, but they’ll happily share. I almost always order the Chinese chicken salad, which isn’t very Chinese. It’s Brooklyn. And easily enough to feed two, or perfect the next day at home for breakfast. Children can be dispatched to the front of the place to check out giant desserts on display. Or share the hot fudge sundae.
What shall we have for dessert? This is Brooklyn Diner’s iconic blackout cake.
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