“We need to go celebrate,” she said. “This is such an exciting time for you!”
I was in New York City for my book launch. My first book launch, such that it was. DIRTY MINDS: HOW OUR BRAINS INFLUENCE LOVE, SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS had come out a few days before. And I was definitely in the mood to celebrate.
So why not hit the Gramercy Tavern–a place that has been consistently rated as one of the city’s best restaurants? I was all for it.
We were seated in the Front Room, the place to see and be seen for lunch. I arrived 15 minutes early. At first, I was the only patron, quietly sipping on iced tea and staring out the window. I took the opportunity to snap a photo. But by 12:30pm, the joint had filled up. It seemed to happen in the blink of an eye–folks just appearing until there was not an open seat in the room.