And identical to that, Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and even Samantha — in a confirmed however seemingly transient cameo — have returned for Season 2 of the Intercourse and the Metropolis sequel.
Though Carrie was by no means actually a prepare dinner in Intercourse and the Metropolis (sweaters within the oven and all), And Simply Like That… has been giving her kitchen a extra outstanding position. Other than that scene in Season 1, the primary moments of Season 2 discover Carrie making good on a (supposedly) decades-long aim of poaching an egg. “Do you know stoves aren’t only for storage?” she says, to a justifiably shocked Charlotte.
Nonetheless, we will relaxation assured that the newly expanded roster of women, which now consists of actual property agent Seema and lately dumped bread entrepreneur Anthony, will proceed to spill tales about boyfriends, blow jobs, and balls on the Met in eating places and bars throughout New York Metropolis.
As with the primary season, we’ll be monitoring (nearly) in all places Carrie and buddies ate throughout the town episode by episode, in case you want a brand new gossip spot of your individual. However with Miranda having adopted Che to Los Angeles on the finish of Season 1, we’ll additionally have to develop our scope to the West Coast. In Samantha’s immortal phrases from Intercourse and the Metropolis Season 3: “All the youngsters are going bi” — bicoastal, on this case. Naturally, some spoilers will observe.
Episode 1, “Met Cute”
The primary episode of Season 2 opens on a very attractive montage, with practically all the present’s fundamental characters on the brink of get busy within the bed room. The carnal bliss is short-lived, nonetheless, as relationship hassle plagues practically each couple. The season premiere additionally takes place on the day of the Met Ball, which results in a scramble for attire and quite a lot of ticket swaps, one in every of which happens over lunch at Daniel.
Zooba, 100 Kenmare Road
Carrie’s former podcasting co-host, Jackie, buys her lunch with a blue bank card from “Smurf Nationwide Financial institution” at this Egyptian fast-casual spot in Nolita. He’s treating Carrie to thank her for carrying his spouse’s costume to the Met Ball, however will get shot down when he asks if she will get a pair additional tickets for the 2 of them.
Daniel, 60 East sixty fifth Road
Daniel Boulud’s 30-year-old titan of wonderful eating, Daniel, seems twice in Episode 1. First throughout a lunch between Carrie, Seema, Anthony, and Charlotte the place the 4 talk about the upcoming Met Ball in addition to their relationship troubles.
Later within the episode, Seema is again at Daniel with the person she’s been seeing, Zed, to fulfill his son and ex-wife for the primary time. When she learns that Zed nonetheless lives in the identical constructing together with his ex (“She has the highest two flooring! I’m on the primary!”), she storms out to prepare for the ball.
GGT Tokyo, 120 East twenty eighth Road
Nya visits this Japanese restaurant and cocktail bar on the Nomad and Murray Hill border for a quiet dinner alone. After a few glasses of Malbec a person who introduces himself as Toussaint sidles as much as the bar the place she’s sitting and hits on her. She’s flattered, however doesn’t go dwelling with him — or attempt the molten chocolate cake which, in keeping with Toussaint, “will make you see the face of God.”
Episode 2, “The Actual Deal”
The forged are all studying learn how to embrace what’s necessary and let go of what’s not on this episode. For Charlotte, which means accepting her youngsters for who they’re turning into. For Carrie, which means sticking to her weapons about not saying the phrase “suppository” on her podcast. By the top of the episode, a number of of the ladies seem like beginning over, setting the stage for brand spanking new adventures this season.
KYU, 324 Lafayette Road
Carrie and Seema chat about relationship pink flags and vaginal wellness podcast advertisements over martinis at this flashy Miami import identified for its pan-Asian BBQ. The 2 didn’t appear to partake in any of the restaurant’s signature duck breast “burnt ends” or coconut cake, however they every depart resolved to unravel the issues they got here in with.
Le Coucou, 138 Lafayette Road
Charlotte begins her episode-long freakout over her daughter promoting off a Chanel costume to purchase an electrical keyboard over lunch with Lisa and Anthony at Le Coucou, what Ryan Sutton known as the “beating, albeit transplanted, coronary heart of grand previous French delicacies in New York,” when he reviewed it in 2016. In fact this group would think about a spot with chilled shrimp in champagne sabayon good for an off-the-cuff lunch.
Nello, 696 Madison Avenue
Seema gracefully leaves a date on the Higher East Facet’s Nello, an Italian restaurant identified extra for its celeb clientele than the meals. It additionally got here beneath fireplace a number of years in the past for banning a girl from eating alone on the bar, claiming it was “cracking down on hookers,” so it’s a very good factor Seema didn’t attempt to stick round and end her meal solo.
Over on the West Coast…
Neptune’s Web, 42505 CA-1, Malibu, CA
Miranda finds herself stranded outdoors of this Malibu mainstay, which slings fried fish and chowder in bread bowls for bikers and vacationers alike. It’s been featured in quite a few motion pictures and TV reveals already, together with The Quick and the Livid, Level Break, and a flashback episode of Gossip Woman. Sadly, Miranda merely makes use of it as a landmark to catch a experience dwelling. Possibly she will go to subsequent time she’s stranded on the PCH.
Rao’s Hollywood, 1006 Seward Road, Los Angeles
Whereas Miranda is on her method dwelling from Malibu, Che and Tony Danza (sure) speak via their artistic visions for the pilot Che is filming on the Hollywood location of famed New York red-sauce joint Rao’s. A portrait of Robert De Niro watches over their pasta and wine, as Tony Danza argues that it will be bizarre if he performed Che’s Mexican father. Honest sufficient.
Episode 3, “Chapter Three”
It’s a foul week for everybody besides Charlotte. With the podcast studio having gone kaput, Carrie’s wrapped up in audiobook recording drama. A thief has ripped Seema’s Birkin out of her fingers in broad daylight on the sidewalk, and Miranda finally ends up again in NYC after struggling to juggle her relationships with Che and Brady. Fortunate for us, it means there shall be way more NYC eating to return.
The Evelyn Resort, 7 East twenty seventh Road
At lunch, LTW and Charlotte catch Carrie and Nya up on “MILFgate,” involving the MILF rating that’s making the rounds at The Arbor College. In good timing, LTW receives an e-mail with the listing. She and Charlotte are completely happy to search out themselves at spots two and three, respectively.
Rosecrans Florist & Cafe, 7 Greenwich Avenue
Carrie is struggling to file the night time of Huge’s loss of life for her audiobook, so she comes up with a contemporary resolution: She fakes Covid, hoping her staff will rent a narrator. Alas, e-book editor Amanda, multitasking whereas getting espresso and flowers, calls Carrie to let her know she’s scored an additional week of recording time.
Avena Ristorante, 22 East 66th Road
Over grissini, Seema and Anthony speak about their respective experiences with robberies. Though they comment that the menu’s $24 gazpacho is one more of the town’s grifts, Avena, a northern Italian restaurant, doesn’t seem to serve gazpacho in actuality. A “sick” Carrie bails on lunch to eat a burger at dwelling as a substitute.
Varsano’s Chocolate, 172 West 4th Road
After coming clear about her Covid act, Carrie takes Seema to neighbor Lisette’s jewellery present. Persevering with the episode’s crime theme, a person stuffs Lisette’s jewellery into his jacket and will get away with a lot of the gathering. The subsequent day, Carrie brings Lisette candies from this Greenwich Village store as a condolence.
Flex Mussels, 1431 third Avenue
Whereas consuming mussels Seema and Carrie get drinks and toast to the nice and the unhealthy of New York Metropolis — particularly, Seema discovering her Birkin, and the 2 of them being seated at a communal desk. There’s an upside: Down the desk is a gaggle of cute Australian rugby gamers.
Episode 4, “ALIVE!”
Reunited in NYC, the group’s central stress this episode is the brand new challenges that include growing older. Carrie is coming to phrases with being perceived otherwise than she feels, Charlotte is going through the truth of evolving our bodies, and Miranda is having to adapt to her relationship with Steve and an grownup Brady whereas additionally constructing her dynamic with Che. It’s time to debrief over drinks.
L’Adresse NoMad, 1184 Broadway
Carrie and Jackie go to breakfast, however having damaged his “no hollandaise earlier than midday” rule, he’s pressured to run to the lavatory. Alone, Carrie spots Enid, her previous Vogue editor. Enid’s tenure at Conde Nast has ended and she or he now writes a profitable e-newsletter known as Ask Enid. In an ungainly backwards and forwards, Carrie angles for a point out of her e-book, however Enid turns her down, as a substitute inviting Carrie to take part in her new publication for older ladies.
Poppi, 20 East 69th Road
Carrie, her ego bruised from being thought-about inside the similar age bracket as Enid, fills Seema in on the state of affairs over espresso.
Rosemary’s, 18 Greenwich Avenue
The perfect Intercourse and the Metropolis conversations at all times occurred over brunch, and the subject of the day at this sunny Italian restaurant is Harry’s current “invisible” orgasm, as Charlotte describes it. Whereas Miranda says she’s by no means actually preferred “mayo,” Charlotte is — to the group’s shock — an enormous fan. It’s in these moments that Samantha’s absence is really felt.
The Mark Bar, 25 East 77th Road
With their children away, LTW and Herbert get a nightcap at this lodge bar off Madison Avenue and talk about their upcoming anniversary social gathering.
Ana Wine & Spirits, 20 Hudson Yards
Che is again from Los Angeles and transferring into a brand new house in Hudson Yards (after all they’re) with help from Lyle, their ex-husband who we met in episode 2. Miranda and Carrie, armed with a bottle from the close by Ana Wine & Spirits, assist them settle in.
LTW and Herbert host an anniversary dinner at an ornate fictional restaurant known as Dulcimer. Ready on Harry, Charlotte begins chatting with gallery proprietor Mark Kasabian (performed by none aside from Victor Garber), who remembers her from her gallery days. When the opposite visitors are gradual to reach, LTW presses Herbert in regards to the invite: It seems that he forgot to ship it, leaving them with simply 5 visitors however sufficient oysters and lobster for 31.
Enid’s dwelling, 129 East 73rd Road
With motivation from Seema, Carrie attends a finger-food luncheon for Vivante!, Enid’s new publication, with Gloria Steinem additionally in attendance. Because the curved staircase and bookshelves clarify, Enid’s dwelling can be Miranda Priestly’s iconic townhouse in The Satan Wears Prada, which hit the market in Might for $27.5 million. Carrie learns her worrying was for nothing: Enid invited her for her cash, not her age.
Episode 5, “Trick or Deal with”
The shadow of growing older and loss of life has hung over this season, however Episode 5 brings us again to what made Intercourse and the Metropolis so enjoyable within the first place: meet-cutes and one-night stands. Carrie will get a style of recent flirtation, Nya has a stroll of disgrace, and Seema finds a shock after assembly a brand new man.
The Bar on the Baccarat Resort and Residences, 28 West 53rd Road
Carrie, Nya, and Seema meet up at this glitzy, chandeliered lodge bar the place all of the drinks are served in Baccarat crystal. It’s an expensive spot to scope out males: With drinks that begin at $30, the bar has made headlines for its $5,000 cocktail that includes gin comprised of saffron, 100-year-old Chartreuse, a gold-covered cherry, and a Baccarat glass memento. Seema hits it off with the consultant for a gin model.
Citarella, a number of places
Carrie apologizes to George, the person who flew off his bike and broke his wrist after Carrie stopped within the bike lane, by displaying up at his house with soups and snacks from this upscale connoisseur market. In actual life, Sarah Jessica Parker has usually been noticed buying at Citarella.
Up Thai, 1411 2nd Avenue
Out with Che, Miranda sweats over pink curry at this Higher East Facet Thai spot with idiosyncratic decor together with Moroccan lanterns and wood-paneled partitions. She floats the thought of transferring in with Nya, to which Che responds: “The one factor I’m anxious about is that spice throughout your lips, as a result of I’m not making an attempt to have curry-lingus later.” Ought to have saved that one for the “comedy live performance.”
Episode 6, “Bomb Cyclone”
With Carrie bracing herself for WidowCon, Miranda wrapped up in Che and Steve drama, and NYC getting hit with a snowstorm, no one’s eating out this episode. There may be one essential meal, nonetheless. Nya cooks a paella dinner for Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte. On the desk, the subject of Aidan — now divorced — comes up and stays on Carrie’s thoughts for the remainder of the episode.
Episode 7, “February 14th”
Due to the e-mail Carrie despatched on the finish of Episode 6, we’ve been launched again into the Carrie and Aidan whirlwind. Valentine’s Day has love on everybody’s minds: For Miranda, it’s an opportunity to get again into courting after assembly a cute audiobook narrator at Books Are Magic in Brooklyn, whereas Charlotte, Nya, and Seema use the vacation to romance — or fall again in love with — themselves.
Verōnika, 281 Park Avenue South
Over lunch at this “objectively opulent” restaurant within the Fotografiska museum, Carrie tells Charlotte and Miranda about Aidan’s upcoming dinner invitation, which is scheduled for Valentine’s Day. Solely Charlotte, at all times the optimist, makes an enormous deal about this scheduling: To her, all indicators level to Aidan being single. Carrie seems to have the natural farmers salad, Charlotte will get the salmon, Miranda goes for the halibut in lemon-sorrel sauce, and there’s an order of tempura oysters topped with caviar for the desk.
Gotham Bar and Grill, 12 East twelfth Road
Charlotte chides Harry to get on OpenTable to make a reservation for Valentine’s Day, although he’s initially immune to going out on such a gimmicky vacation. They’re ready for a desk at this in any other case bookworm- and solo diner-friendly downtown restaurant when Charlotte begins feeling off and must be whisked away by an ambulance. Within the hospital, she finds out it was only a rogue weed brownie.
Il Corso, 54 West fifty fifth Road
Carrie reveals up at Il Corso, a decades-old Italian restaurant across the nook from MoMa, for her Valentine’s Day dinner with Aidan. Twenty minutes with no Aidan turns into 30. Instantly! A textual content. Carrie realizes then that she selected the fallacious restaurant door: Misreading the indicators, she ended up in 54 West fifty fifth Road and never 60, the place Aidan is already seated.
Benoit, 60 West fifty fifth Road
Calling to thoughts the one souk scene within the cursed Intercourse and the Metropolis 2, Carrie and Aidan — tall and longhaired as ever — lock eyes from afar on the sidewalk. The 2 catch up in an enormous pink sales space at Benoit, Alain Ducasse’s New York outpost of an over century-old Parisian restaurant, earlier than heading again to Carrie’s West Village house.
Episode 8, “A Hundred Years In the past”
Issues are getting fairly home for Carrie and Aidan, who spend a part of this episode purchasing for kitchen gear to outfit Che’s house, which they’re renting out now and again as a substitute of going to a lodge. (Between the Huge cash, the e-book cash, and Aidan’s West Elm cash, Carrie and Aidan’s collective pockets are deep!) Whereas Seema struggles with their quickly progressing relationship and what it means for her friendship with Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Anthony are all busy adapting to new challenges of their workplaces.
Reyna, 11 East thirteenth Road
At this Toronto export “clubstaurant” close to Union Sq., Carrie catches Seema, Charlotte, and Miranda up on her plans to go to Aidan’s household farm in Virginia after which invitations all of them to dinner throughout Aidan’s subsequent go to. Though not one of the ladies seem to have ordered them, the restaurant’s Lebanese tacos are a menu standout, in keeping with Eater NY senior critic Robert Sietsema.
Zaytinya, 1185 Broadway
Jose Andres opened the NYC outpost of Zaytinya, his established D.C. restaurant, within the Ritz-Carlton’s NoMad location final 12 months. It’s the place Charlotte and Miranda be a part of Carrie and Aidan for dinner and be taught extra about his chickens. In a nice shock, Seema reveals up as effectively, regardless of her earlier hesitation about spending time with Carrie and Aidan.