Rossini’s (Italian) Opera Night

Rossini’s (Italian)“OPERA” NIGHT (live music)108 E 38th St(between Lexington & Park Ave S) Located in the charming neighborhood of Murray Hill, Rossini’s has been serving fine Northern Italian Cuisine for […]

February 2020

click here to download a PDF (printable) version of the February 2020 newsletter Dear Single Gourmets, This month of February is short, but at least the days aren’t getting shorter, [...]

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Afternoon Delight

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Land of Plenty Land of Plenty is Michelin Guide recommended and listed as the inspector’s favorite: “Why do they call it Land of Plenty? Perhaps it’s the abundant flavors amongst [...]

Land of Plenty

Land of Plenty Land of Plenty is Michelin Guide recommended and listed as the inspector’s favorite: “Why do they call it Land of Plenty? Perhaps it’s the abundant flavors amongst [...]

January 2020

Hello Single Gourmets, The days are not getting shorter any more, but they sure are getting colder. Thankfully it hasn’t really snowed yet. I’m sorry this newsletter is so short, […]

December 2019

Hello Single Gourmets, In the interest of getting this newsletter out as soon as possible, I am going to keep the intro short and sweet. The days are getting shorter […]

November 2019

Hello Single Gourmets!I have not been well the past several weeks, which is the reason why there was no October newsletter. I have extended everyone’s membership by a month, am [...]

September 2019

Hello Single Gourmets! First and foremost, apologies for the lateness of the newsletter. I am working diligently to get the October newsletter out by the 15th (of September!).Second, please be aware [...]

August 2019

Hello Single Gourmets! I hope everyone has been staying cool, this summer has been brutally hot! Even I -- who normally never complains about the heat -- am finding this [...]

July 2019

Hi, everyone. I apologize for not getting this newsletter out sooner, and for having only 3 events in July. These past few weeks have not been easy for me. I [...]

June 2019

Ah, May, was so wonderful! There were a few weirdly cold days that made us shiver, but now June is here, and so are the flowers… but so are the [...]

May 2019

May 2019 Spring officially began back on March 20, but I feel like only now is it starting to get warm, and even these past few days have been a […]

April 2019

  An update on my mother: As I wrote in the previous newsletter, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and started chemotherapy back in September 2018. Regarding this, I […]

March 2019

click here to download a PDF (printable) versionof the March 2019 newsletter First, the obvious. Huge apologies for not having printed and sent newsletters for January and February. As many [...]

December 2018

DOWNLOAD PDF December got its name from the Latin word “decem” (meaning ten) because it was originally the tenth month of the year in the Roman calendar, which began in [...]

November 2018

November is when you really start to feel the chill in the air, and sometimes it even snows. This Thanksgiving I will give thanks that my first trip with the […]

October 2018

DOWNLOAD PDF I’m still working on not being terrible… as well as on overcoming my procrastination habits, and my fear of failure (success?). For those of you who are still [...]

September 2018

Last month I mentioned how it seemed like the summer was just flying by… now we keep having day after day of 90+ degree weather, and I’m wondering if it […]

August 2018

DOWNLOAD PDF First things first… as many of you have noticed, there is a change of address. Please send all checks and correspondence to this new address: The Single Gourmet, [...]

July 2018

When I was in high school, and throughout college, I had a problem. A really bad problem. It was a scourge that I tried hard to be rid of, but […]

June 2018

DOWNLOAD PDF First, a huge apology. This newsletter is very late. Aaron has been a great mentor, and I have quite the pair of shoes to fill. Taking over the [...]

May 2018

DOWNLOAD PDF   There has been a change to the dates Toronto & Niagara we are now planning that trip for 6 nights over the last weekend in July and [...]

April 2018

  If April showers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring? Pilgrims! (My nephew likes to tell me that joke.) The Romans named this month Aprilis but the derivation of […]

March 2018

A very wise, wealthy man once said to me, “In life, you can be right, or you can be rich!!! You decide. I prefer to be rich.” I have taken […]

February 2018

DOWNLOAD PDF The Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa, held on February 15 in the old lunar Roman [...]

January 2018

DOWNLOAD PDF I was looking back at the first newsletter that Art wrote after I took over the group. He mentioned what a shock it was to be writing ‘2014’ [...]

December 2017

DOWNLOAD PDF   Many of you coming to future dinners might start to notice a new face helping out with The Single Gourmet. I have partnered up with a good [...]

November 2017

  November is known for one big holiday, Thanksgiving. Although President Washington declared Thursday, November 26 as a “Day of Publick Thanksgivin’,” it used to fall on whatever date the […]

October 2017

  I recently read a humorous letter to my mom written by her friend regarding aging. It went something like this: When you were young, you counted your age in […]

September 2017

  Good news for The Single Gourmet family, my wife Juliane is now almost 4 months pregnant with a new Lefkowitz due around February 13th, 2018! Juliane wants it to […]

August 2017

A member recently told me that there is a “national day” celebrating something every single day. Upon researching this, it is true. Some of the notable “national days” in August […]

July 2017

July was named Quintilis prior to the birth of Julius Ceasar. Imagine the month of Quintiles being the 7th month of our calendar? We have a very busy Quintilis ahead […]

June 2017

June is one of the nicest months of the year. The weather is predictable (always good), the spring dresses come out (always great), the beach is on the agenda (always […]

May 2017

As I write the newsletter for May every year, I always feel it is time to pay respects to Art Fischer who technically founded our group exactly 35 years ago. […]

April 2017

April was the second month in the early Roman calendar and it became the fourth when the Romans started using January as the first month. The Romans called the month […]

March 2017

Recently, I took a seminar teaching valuable lessons on living an extraordinary life. It was a full weekend of inciteful knowledge about our existence and the purpose of our life. […]

February 2017

The New Year’s Eve has come and gone and I am thrilled to announce that the trip we planned for Cuba was a great success. Everything was so great about […]

January 2017

My wife says I start every newsletter off talking about the weather, or how fast time flies and I should try something different this time. Although, I do remember last […]

December 2016

I like writing the December newsletter because it gives me time to reflect on this year’s past events, dinners and trips. I can see what worked and what didn’t, what […]

November 2016

November reminds me of the scene in ‘The Titanic’ when the crewmate says “Iceberg right ahead.” It just seems to be the month where we crash into something very cold […]

October 2016

October is my favorite month, not only because it is my birthday month (and Juliane’s- I need to throw that in), but it is often the best time to get […]

September 2016

The long days of summer are almost over and we are now seriously looking into our plans for New Year’s week as the final months of 2016 will soon be […]

August 2016

The heart of the summer is here and we have been moving right along with weekly events that just keep getting hotter. Over 50 joined us for dinner for July […]

July 2016

It is finally July, the time of year when the days are longer and the sun seams to always shine. This month we enjoy fireworks, outdoor barbeques, trips to the […]

June 2016

69 West 9th Street #6A New York, NY 10011 NEWSLETTER 646-825-0268- Aaron June 2016 As many of you know by now, our Founder Art Fischer passed away peaceful as […]

May 2016

In April 1982, Art Fischer invited a few single friends and acquaintances to a dinner group he created, those friends invited their friends, and when the NY Times got wind […]

April 2016

Normally, I like to start off the newsletter with a bit of humor or history about the current month or make a comment about the weather, but we have a […]

March 2016

March is named for Mars, the Roman god of war who was also regarded, albeit ironically, as a guardian of agriculture. His month Martius was the beginning of the season […]

February 2016

New Years has come and gone and now we are entering the first lap of 2016. This month we spend the first Sunday watching the Super Bowl and the next […]

January 2016

Recently I’ve heard an appropriate quote for this time of year, “The days are long, but the years are short.” It seems no truer a statement as I sit and […]

December 2015

The holiday season is soon upon us and there is no avoiding the Christmas decorations that have replaced the pumpkins. December brings holiday parties, snow storms, Santa Claus, menorahs, jazz […]

November 2015

The final lap of 2015 is here. It’s time to secure your New Year’s Eve plans with The Single Gourmet, so join us for our trip to Spain. A great […]

October 2015

The best part of October besides my birthday, Halloween and half price candy (though this is usually in November) is the perfectly mild weather. There really isn’t a day we […]

September 2015

By the time we attend the first event in this newsletter, some of us will already have been back from our trip to Austin & San Antonio. A trip that […]

August 2015

There is a lot to digest in this newsletter so I will jump right into the events. Our July was a wild one as we sold out two events, had […]

July 2015

July, the real heart of the summer, when the days are long and the air conditioning bill puts a frightening scare in all of us.  The freezing winter is but […]

June 2015

It seems every year around this month we start to think how time flies. Wasn’t it just last week that some of us were dancing away the night at Rossini’s […]

May 2015

In April 1982, Art Fischer sat down at an old typewriter and typed the first Single Gourmet newsletter. The membership price was $35 a year (for those wondering)! For over […]

April 2015

As April showers bring May flowers, so they also will bring the launch of our new website (all in favor say YAY, the rest say FINALLY!). New things to look […]

March 2015

March is around the corner and believe it or not, so is spring. Besides March Madness, and the fun antics on Saint Patrick’s Day, we look forward to hunting for […]

February 2015

New Years is over and so are the holidays (the ones we get gifts for), in a flash we move onto a month with colder temperatures, the super bowl and […]