I should also note that when you're sitting opposite a charmer like Toddler Yum, daughter of the creator of the wonderful blog, Book of Yum, almost any meal would taste good, I think! Adorable doesn't begin to describe her... observant, playful, plain old smart and remarkably well-behaved and entertaining for such a little lunch date.
When we planned a trip to Peter's, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC, I knew what I'd be ordering: a grilled cheese sandwich, same as I enjoyed last time I was there. There's something about enjoyingan old favorite for lunch just like any non-gluten-free person would do that is just so satisfying! Pictured above is a mushroom onion grilled cheese sandwich. Next time, back to the cheese and tomato option (the onions weren't caramelized enough for me). But, as you can see, beautifully toasty-melty! Oh, and lest I forget, the homemade coleslaw with celery seed? I could have eaten a bowlful. Maybe next time I'll order one!
Here she is with her lovely mom, Seamaiden. There are two outdoor dining spaces at Peter's, one as you enter the restaurant, and the one we chose, with tables on Peter's back patio, a nice way to be outdoors but not near the noise of traffic, rare in Manhattan. See photos below.