WHERE TO DINE?
Even television journalists gotta eat
When chatting about restaurants over breakfast recently, Ron Claiborne, an ABC television news correspondent, declared adamantly, “Hey, I’m no foodie.” And when he ordered his eggs without bread (“I don’t really like bread, except for sourdough”), I was inclined to agree. But the more we talked, the more impressed I became with where Claiborne goes to chase down a meal when he’s not chasing down a story for “Good Morning America Weekend.” “I usually don’t do brunch, because I work weekends,” he explained. “But when I do, I like The Smith. It’s loud, but they have good short ribs hash. I grew up on grits, bacon and eggs, so I love grits, but they’re hard to find. I go up to Sylvia’s on weekdays, sit at the counter and order the salmon croquettes and grits.” And when Brooklyn Nets fan Claiborne is at the Barclays Center for a game? “Morgan’s Barbecue. Excellent ribs—great brisket!”—