Friday, January 6, 2017


I'm starting out the New Year by introducing a new way of presenting some posts to our blog. Starting back in last year, a year I'd like to forget, we also began featuring our brand on Instagram, a format propelled more through the visual than the narrative. That, along with my iPhone becoming my camera of choice, will lead me to constructing, every so often, a post that will be more picture focused than story. Each of these posts will be thematic and since the vehicle will be our photography the Gallery tag will not appear. The by-line is Shave/Melahn, photographers, represented by Pleasant Living, LLC. We're hoping you don't think this is too pretentious but I'm sure you'll let us know. So to start out 2017 I went through my stored pictures and pulled out everything I liked tied to restaurant architecture mostly form the outside but some from within. Other than identifying locale that's about all you're going to hear from us. Here goes! Let us know what you think
The Extra Virgin at night
Doormen outside the St. Regis helping guests and diners out of their cars, cabs and limos
Trailer Park on 23rd
New York City's Russian Tea Room
The block line for ice cream at Morganstein's
A Bieber-esk car in front of Cafeteria on Seventh Avenue
The bar at the Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Terminal
A coffee shop down a Chicago alley
A restaurant in Delft, Holland
A vintage car outside in The Immigrant in the East Village
Inside Danny Meyer's pizza restaurant, Marta in the NoMad section of Manhattan
A bike outside a pub in Dublin
Stone Street Tavern, Financial District
A boar's head outside a restaurant in Orvietto, Italy
Gatsby's downtown
The outdoor café behind the Library at Bryant Parks
Prague's Fred and Ginger restaurant
An East Village café
Caffe Reggio on Macdougal Street, Greenwich Village
A neighborhood restaurant in Rome
Grove Street Village restaurant
Inside Freemans off of Bowery and hidden down Freeman Alley
Outdoor seating in Prague
Berghoff's in Chicago
Lunch or dinner in Bushwick
Babette in Barcelos, Portugal
The open kitchen at La Degustation in Prague
Little Prince on Prince Street in Soho
An Ethiopian restaurant at the end of Bleeker Street
Pershing Square Central Café under the Park Avenue underpass


  1. Oh, the Berghoff. It's been years but it was a youthful favorite.

  2. I love seeing all these. Now if we could just have a quick drink and an H'or D'oeuvre. Did I spell that right!!?