My friend texted me last Saturday night to inform me that my favorite Thai place in the city closed. This was devastating news for me. But on the bright side . . . the sub-par Italian eatery that long sat on the corner a block from my church closed. Recently Bocado Cafe opened up there and it's a total 180. They may have some of the best french toast I've ever tasted. Caramel pear syrup is nothing I would have thought of on my own, but it is amazingly delicious. I've already gone twice. Most of my favorite spots are south of 14th street so it's great to find something delicious on the UES. Hooray for a relaxing summer.