Monday, December 14, 2009


This is one of the ubiquitous accessories of New York life - the Chinese takeout box. In just about every neighborhood in every borough, one can find Chinese restaurants. Some are great - and are counted among our favorite restaurants, especially those that are kid-friendly. Sammy's on 6th Avenue at 11th Street has been a favorite for us for years. (And when we don't eat in, we can always count on delivery in about 15 minutes from the time of placing our order by phone!) Some of the staff have been seeing the boys since they were only several months old, and now greet them like old friends. Although our meals at Sammy's are perhaps a little more civilized now, there was a time when we felt compelled to follow one of the cardinal rules of tipping: The size of the tip is directly proportional to the size of the mess under the table. 9" x 12", watercolor & ink, Fabriano paper.