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Gramercy Tavern

One of the things I miss the most from the “before” time is going out to lunch in New York.

Few experiences top the energy at 12:30pm on a Friday in the front room at Gramercy Tavern, my friend Colin already having claimed the ideal table for catching up on topics such as the new hotels opening in Shibuya, the evolution of the Oneworld alliance, and the latest in waterproof-breathable fabrics.

Someday — perhaps even this year — we’ll be back on transpacific mileage runs and even back to two-hour business lunches. (Though here in LA, I haven’t yet figured out a use for my winter Gore-Tex boots.)

But, like many other experiences post-pandemic, it’s going to be a bit different.

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