September 18, 2007
News & Opinion: Testing and Tasting The Theory
Jack and I are in NYC this week on our annual fall trip. We dined at Union Square Cafe this evening. Owner Danny Meyer wrote Setting The Table last year and the two of us decided we need to check if the theory was put into practice.
The experience was amazing. Our waiter Cyrus connected with us immediately and correctly recommended the Saison Du Pont. Jack had the cod and I enjoyed the lobster "Shepard's Pie" (layered from the bottom with spinach, mushroom, lobster meat, and mashed potatoes).
It is tough to get a reservation. Your best bet (the method we used as recommended in the WSJ) is using Open Table and reserving a table 28 days before your date.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.