Julio Humido

Betsey’s got a new WestEnd corner gem. Josie’s West not the best. A diner with little taste. Fun lunch nonetheless. Friendly breeze cooled Saturday stroll across town at Madison Square Park. Gramercy Tavern didn’t disappoint. No quail this year. Scallops, lobster, halibut, duck. Food and service. Perfection. Up to the Hudson Valley. Lush expansive hillside views from JakeJordan’s gorgeous home. Was that Letterman who sped by toward the Tappan Zee in his taupe targa?

Holiday week will be laden with muggy air. Sticky cookouts, corn-on-the-cob. Village parades. Little flags. Weiners on the grill, and running for Mayor.