Red Farm: Chinese barn

A dim sum barn in the West Village? Sounds odd, and it is. But deliciously so. The food is healthy, less greasy than your typical Chinese, with a fresh twist on Asian classics such as crispy beef (a must have!) and dumplings.

Red Farm opened end of last year, and has quickly turned into a classic for New Yorkers in the know craving some American-Cantonese. The atmosphere is lively, and the crowd very mixed. The long communal table in the center of the small, cozy restaurant, summons a relaxed vibe, while the red checkered booth cushions evoke a leisurely picnic. 
Chef Ed Schoenfeld’s whimsical creativity is reflected in his creations: eyes on dumplings and crispy noodles that look like oysters clutching a vegetable salad. 
We sat at the 4-seat bar counter and were very well served by a beautiful and friendly Asian-American mixologist.No reservations accepted.

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Cindy Sherman at the MoMA

If you haven’t done so, you’ve got to go see Cindy Sherman’s show at the MoMA. Thirty years of self-transformation captured on film and printed in large prints, reveal the artist exposing strong ideologies, or just plain fun ideas, throughout times.

Some personas may look uncannily similar to some visitors around you, especially in the room that portrays “high society ladies” with obvious “work” done…

It is extremely forbidden to take photos of the exhibit, but my courageous friend MZ took a few shots with her iphone and let me share them here…

If you haven’t made a reservation at The Modern (MoMA’s classy delicious restaurant), I suggest the Café 2 on the second floor for delicious italian Panini, salumi and artisanal cheeses. Wine also available…

February 26–June 11, 2012

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