Showing posts from September, 2008

The Quickest One Day Report EVER!

Okay so I recently had a FABULOUS trip back to my hometown where I saw wonderful family and friends and just had a fantastic time in general. During this trip I ate some awesome pizza topped with bacon, goat cheese and spinach. The crust was ultra thin, crispy and there was a lot of garlicky goodness....Need I say more?

I also experienced the largest burger I have ever seen in my life!!! No Really!! This thing was gigantic!! Easily big enough for two people, possibly three. My friend at the whole damn thing. Fries Included. Awesome.

I also pet a llama: (This is the actual Llama)

And did this all drinking tons of wonderful red wine!!!

Whew!!! And that was all just one day of my trip! (BTW the restaurant was Tantalus) The first night in I actually went to a fantastic dinner at a place in Buffalo called Tempo. But that's for another day's review when llamas aren't involved!

I'm off tomorrow but I'll have the laptop on our trip so maybe I'll be able to do some posts f…

A Little "Me" Time at Aquagrill

Going out to lunch by myself is something I really enjoy doing. I find it sort of...therapeutic I guess.

Unfortunately I usually work right through my lunch break so it's a rare occasion when I can actually go out and enjoy a leisurely lunch.

Well today I did.

I was feeling a little bit overwhelmed I guess and felt like I needed a little time alone. So I took a half day of work and walked into SOHO to find a place in the sun to enjoy lunch.

I was craving a fish sandwich of some sort and went right to Spring Street Natural where I had enjoyed one before.

Unfortunately they only had 2 tables set up outside and they were already filled.

I decided to head west and see if I could find any other outdoor spots.

Well I ended up walking all the way across to 6th avenue to an old standby Aquagrill.

I've been to Aquagrill a bunch of times for dinner or just some oysters and drinks, but this was my first time at lunch.

I was surprised to see the inside dining room virtually empty! Quite a change…

I'm Off!!

I'm off to Buffalo for a quick weekend trip..Then it's back to NYC for 3 days and then off to VEGAS!!!!!

It will be a busy (fun) week- I'll try to post in between, but in the meantime wish me and Jetblue good luck!

Here's a picture of some Crispy Taro Root Shrimp from Chinatown Brasserie we had not so long ago.

Just to keep you drooling and hooked on food for a while:)

Jackson Hole

We were aching for a good burger the other night but one look at the Shake Shack cam told us the line would be at least an hour. Neither of us felt like cooking either so...we headed to the computer and checked out seamlessweb.

Mr. T and I order in a LOT! Too much honestly. We have started to become sick of our options because we always choose the same stuff.

Well as I was scrolling through the choices I ran across Jackson Hole.

The picture on the website looked like a pretty good burger and I was starving!

So we placed our order.

About a half hour later this mammoth mound of meat arrived at my door.

Whoa!! This burger really was huge! I was impressed by the juicy looking exterior and wonderful smell as I opened the bag.

Unfortunately the burger didn't end up tasting as good as it looked and smelled.

The first problem was the temperture.

Had ordered medium rare and this baby was cooked all the way though.

Because of this, the inside was a little dry and not nearly as moist and flavorful as…

One For Me, One For You

Mr. T was in Pennsylvania for a meeting last week and got a ride back to the city with a co-worker.

He called me to say he was getting dropped off in Chinatown. Since I usually walk home from work that way, I decided to meet him for dinner.

It turned out that Mrs. Wu (Mr. T's co-worker) was meeting her husband as well! So we all decided to have dinner together.

Now the Wu's actually grew up in Chinatown, so they know a little something about the area!

We decided to leave the dinner pick in their hands and they chose Penang.

Penang is a Malaysian/Thai restaurant located on Elizabeth street.

Upon entering I was greeted by the usual feeling I get at most restaurants in Chinatown- a kind of homey bustle.

We sat down and got some beers and tea and looked at the menu which was HUGE!!

There was many different kinds of food it was really quite overwhelming.

Luckily the Wu's said they would order for the table...And order they did!

We had tons of tasty food; crispy orange beef, chicken satay…

German Chocolate Cake!!

I think I've said before how much I Love, love, love Gramercy Tavern. It is just a wonderful spot. The place is beautiful, the staff are friendly and the food is spectacular.

Mr. T and I swung by the other night for dessert and I had one of the richest, most decadent pieces of chocolate cake ever.

This is the Gramercy Tavern German Chocolate cake with Milk Chocolate Coconut ice cream.

Oh my goodness. Just looking at this picture is enough to make me want to run over there right now and get some more.

The cake itself was super moist and it came covered with a Carmel coconut glaze on top that was absolutely wonderful!

I was a little worried at first that the milk chocolate ice cream would be too much with the rich chocolate cake, but it paired well. The ice cream wasn't too sweet and instead the coconut flavor really brought out the coconut in the cake.

Once again Gramercy tavern hits all the right spots. I don't think I have yet find something there that I don't like. It'…

Happy Birthday To me

So today is my birthday and I am now officially OLD.

To make matters worse I have been sick since Tuesday, my friends that were supposed to come in from out of town are going to be about 4 hours late, since they are hours late we can't do the dinner I wanted because it will be packed by then and we have tickets to a beer crawl tomorrow and it's supposed to pour all day.

Needless to say I am depressed. I really need to go out and get one of these.

And after lots of these things will look better.

After all, I have a wonderful boyfriend and family and that's all that matters in life right! Now I'm going to get a beer.

A Happy beer :)

Mini Cookies in Brooklyn

I was walking around Brooklyn Heights the other day looking for a new work lunch spot. I always stick to the area right around Montague Street but there’s really nothing that good there.

It was such a gorgeous day out so I decided to wander a little further than usual and wandered right out of Brooklyn Heights. Into what I believe is the Cobble Hill neighborhood (I am so bad about knowing where I am in Brooklyn. That is going to be my New Year’s resolution- pay attention to street signs in boroughs other than Manhattan!)

Well I didn’t actually find a new lunch spot, I stumbled across a cookie and gelato shop called One Girl Cookies.

What caught my eye first was the cute little sign hanging down out front that simply said “Cookies”.

It was so simple. No need for fancy pictures or neon signs.

If you want some cookies- come here.

The whole shop was actually cute. The inside was long and narrow with some boxes of cookies up front and a glass display case in the back that showcased the coo…

Ribs and the US Open

I have always thought Mr. T and I are extremely lucky to live in the neighborhood we do. We are super close to multiple trains and buses, we are surrounded by Danny Meyer restaurants, which are all fantastic and we have the beautiful Madison Square Park right nearby to relax and enjoy the sun.

One of the coolest things about Madison Square Park, besides the Shake Shack of course, is that once a year they turn the north end into a US Open party.

They put up a HUGE screen and bring in some bleachers where anyone can go and watch the matches.

Pretty cool huh!

The best part though? They serve beer, wine and food!

Mr. T and I stumbled across this the first year they set up shop and come back to chill now annually.

This year we were pretty psyched to hear that Hill Country was one of the vendors there. So on Saturday afternoon we ambled over to check it out.

We got there around 3:00 and were pleasantly surprised to see they added tables and chairs on the lawn!

We bought a couple of Coronas and deci…

The First and Last Lobster Roll of Summer

If you look back to my posts last summer you'll see that Mr. T and I pretty much were having a lobster roll a week!

This Summer we decided we had to reign ourselves in a little but we did a little too much. We hadn't had one at all!

You can actually get lobster rolls year round but there's something about having them in the summertime that just makes them extra good. So realizing that this was technically the last weekend of summer we knew we needed to get our Lobster Roll fill Stat.

So we met up with some friends on Friday and headed to Pearl Oyster Bar.

The place was packed as always so we put our name in and came back about a half hour later. We were told we would only have to wait a few more minutes so we took a seat in the window and had a drink.

The few minutes turned into at least 20 minutes and I have to say I was getting anxious. It's hard watching everyone's food going by when you're starving and I thought about going somewhere else a few times but I am …