Meat, Meat and more Meat!

So this is the new spot for all things Dee Davis. A. While I normally blog over at and will be continuing to do so on a weekly basis, I thought it might be fun to have my own forum. Somewhere to talk about the incredible experience of living in Manhattan!

I’ve actually been here seven years now. And I’m still loving every second. So watch this space for my thoughts on what’s what in NYC. And the occasional news about what’s happening with my books! Which are often times set in and around the city!

In the meantime, check out my current favorite restaurant if you’re in the area. I came home from Japan in love with Japanese BBQ and have found the perfect place in Red and Black. Diners have the choice of BBQ (meat grilled at the table over a net), Shabu Shabu Grill (meat grilled on a plate over an open fire at the table), or Shabu Shabu — traditional Japanese soup/fondue. Great fun but Shabu Shabu 70 is the place to go if that’s your cuppa. My fav. And perfect for another post.

Red and Black is located on 52nd, downstairs, in a small but perfectly appointed dining room. The eating experience is relaxed. After starting with edamame, you can settle in for a delightful evening with friends over perfectly cooked bites of beef. There are more exotic flavors, tongue and stomach as examples, but I’m a fan of the short ribs skirt steak and rib eye. Divine. The meat can be marinated or plain. I like plain as the two sauces that come with it are divine! Accompanied with a bowl of rice, it’s lovely to just cook, dip and eat. Add a glass of wine or a bottle of beer and it’s sublime. They also feature noodle bowls and sushi, but I haven’t felt the need for variation!

So what about you? What’s your favorite Japanese food?

Red & Black
250 E. 52nd St. (bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave.)