The Smith (NY, NY)

We saw Glee star Lea Michele at this East Village brunch hotspot.
Good old-fashioned mac n' cheese in a skillet
Vanilla bean french toast with caramelized bananas
Country breakfast platter
Avocado sandwich with fries

Pesce @ Eataly (NY, NY)

We were at Eataly for a wine event, and stopped by Pesce because there was almost no line.  We tried the seared orata and the roasted branzino (both served whole), as well as the grilled calamari, which were all very fresh and excellent.  Afterwards, we went to the dessert section for Italian pastries, where we spotted Rhea Perlman.

Salmon roe bruschetta; crudo of fluke, white salmon, and hamachi; seared orata; baba al limoncello; white chocolate and coffee cookie/tart.

EN Japanese Brasserie (NY, NY)

Sea bass in shoyu; vegetarian sashimi; sashimi; duck mochi; salmon and ikura rice in a clay pot.

Prospect (SF, CA)

Brunch with Michelle & Eric. Yum!
Cinnamon roll monkey bread
Ricotta donuts with raspberry jam
Grilled asiago/gruyere cheese sandwich with truffles and egg
Dungeness crab, artichoke and chive omelette with mornay sauce, home fries, and toast
James Beard’s french toast made with house challah bread, blueberries, and maple syrup

Kashaya's Pizza (Sausalito, CA)

David's birthday party at the Marin Headlands Hostel featured a lady with a portable pizza oven!!

David's AWESOME helicopter birthday cake

Mistral (Redwood Shores, CA)

Dinner with Peter, who was in town for a mock trial training program.
heirloom tomato caprese salad with wild arugula, fresh mozzarella, sweet basil, aged balsamic vinegar
Caesar salad with the saddest garlic crouton we've ever seen
linguini with prawns puttanesca with roasted sweet peppers, pepperoncini, sicilian olives, capers, spicy ‘san marzano’ tomato sauce
English pea asiago ravioli with mixed wild mushrooms, roasted pearl onions, morel mushroom sauce, pea shoots, italian white truffle oil
Double chocolate macadamia nut brownie, with vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate sauce

Fojol Brothers (Washington DC)

Thanks Sarah and Andrew for the recommendation.  You were right -- the woman was definitely wearing a mustache!  We had pumpkin and butter chicken curry.

Againn (Washington DC)

Celebratory drinks with Apple/Kodak team at Againn (pronounced Aguinn in Gaelic) after our post-hearing brief was filed.

Lady Macbeth: vodka, st. germain, lemon, rosewater, egg white.

Guiness-soaked pretzels with dijon mustard. OMG, best bar food ever! I couldn't stop ordering more.

Maialino (NY, NY)

Danny Meyer's newest hotspot.  Fried artichokes, pumpkin agnolotti, and malfatti (sucking pig ragu).