Labor day has past,  the kids are now back to school (finally!), and as we are still packing away our summer whites Granny Smith reminds us that fall is just around the corner.  The summer corn and watermelon is waning and the apples, pumpkin, and flavors of fall begin to surround us.  At Elizabeth’s Neighborhood Table  we listen to world around us.  We see the first signs of fall in the trees, we hear the geese heading south overhead.  We get excited about the new season and what it has to offer.  That nip in the air that says chicken pot pie!  The blowing leaf pile that reminds us of hot buttered rum and cider after a hard day of fall clean up.   I can almost smell the apple pie from here.
 Think how lucky we are to live in a place that has four full seasons.  What curious twist of fate puts NYC in just the place where freezing temperatures turn the city white in winter, and yet still heats up the pavement and sends us to the beach in summer.  Our bodies have evolved alongside this cycle just as the orchid has evolved with the butterfly that propagates it.  Our bodies need the diversity of food that this cycle brings.  It is time to embrace this change of season and welcome it.  Put away those summer gin and tonics and rose wines, and dust off the dark scotch’s and deep cabernets for the new season.  Salads are so last season, lets talk soup!  Hearty proteins and big vegetables.  It’s time to start bulking up for the long cold winter with the bounty of fall harvest.   Elizabeth’s Neighborhood Table is just the place to dive right in.  Stop by and see what we have cooking.  I’m sure you will find that our Thoughtful American Comfort Food is the very thing you’ve been craving!  Hope to see you soon!
Thoughtfully Yours!