New Year’s Message

I would like to wish all my readers and their friends and families a happy, healthy 2007, a year whose forecast looks to bring a lot of change for me. I appreciate all of the readers who have supported my site and were interested in my comments and observations. I am only happy to extend myself to you, because life is too short to eat and drink poorly. It has been difficult to maintain my weekly admissions and critiques because I am in the midst of opening a tapeo lounge located on West 4th Street & 7th Avenue South. It is called Ostia and as soon as I have a Grand Opening Date I will let you know. There will be a happy hour and late nite menu. In the meanwhile I will try to squeeze a wine or restaurant review in here and there, so please be patient with me.

Again much success and happiness to all,

Chef Mateo