I have a confession to make. I was having lunch with my dear friend Barbara at one of our favorite spots. Aperitivo at 780 Third Avenue at 48th Street (212-758-9402) is sleek and reasonable. They make an amazing Pizza Bianca with figs, prosciutto and gorgonzola which is in itself reason to go there. We do like our Apperitivos and the very pretty bartender who serves them. But what I’d never noticed before was that the television, mounted on the wall next to the bar, was tuned to the Food Network. Perhaps the owners are trying to placate all those poor people from Westchester and Long Island who no longer get the channel due to an on-going Cable feud which has taken the network off their televisions. But I do know that with the set right behind Barbara, as hard as I tried to concentrate, I couldn’t help but sneak a peak. I was intrigued by Ina Garten making the most incredible Gratin of Bay Scallops.
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