I plan to gorge on cupcakes all day in celebration...
Hopefully he has some plans as well :) :)
I always try to eat somewhere new for Restaurant week but the one I must do every year is Cafe Boulud. Mr. T and I met up for a late lunch Friday and the place was absolutely packed. Daniel himself was making the rounds and after about a 10 minute wait we were seated at a nice table in the back. After choosing a nice bottle of wine to we delved into the first course a Wild Arugula Salad for him and Rock Shrimp Ceviche for me.
Sometimes I feel like I'm living in an episode of Seinfeld. I've fought for a chocolate babka, gotten sick on Black and White cookies, found myself more than a few times at the Nexus of the Universe and most recently had an incredible craving for a "Big Salad" (a la Elaine Benes). So when this craving hit I decided to "Go Big" to the Seinfeld neighborhood the UWS and right to Fratelli la Bufala.
Talk about a match made in heaven. Today's new brew Friday is coming straight at you from Torst with the Brewmance.
I love when a random day of wandering around turns into something delicious! That's exactly what happened when I stumbled across LIC Market last week. The cozy storefront wedged between two brownstones looked intriguing so I poked my head inside.
Rocco's is one of my favorite little bakeries in the West Village. I stop in about once a week for a two-bite Napoleon or some chewy Pignoli cookies. Mr. T was with me on the last visit and we both stopped directly in front of this cake. I'm not sure if it was the rainbow sprinkles on top or the big red interior but something about this cake just called to us. We got home and dug in...excited about our newest delight from Rocco's.
I'm always on the lookout for a "manly" brunch for Mr. T...one without hoards of women waiting in line, loud conversations and general mid-day drunkeness...enter Burger and Barrel.
We swung by Mermaid Inn last week to indulge in their seafood happy hour. I usually order the $1 oysters but decided to switch it up with some Littleneck Clams.
Blind Tiger tapped this Evil Twin Berliner Weissbier for their VSK (Very Special Keg) on Monday. I've been lucky enough to have it in bottle at Torst before so I jumped at the chance to try it on draft.
The motto of this tiny storefront in Hell's Kitchen reads "Warm Place, Warm People, Cool Wine". I agree with this statement but would also add in amazing cheese, delicious meat and incredible beer. Talk about packing a lot of personality into a little space.
It's absolutely miserable outside...hot and humid with air thick as soup and a never ending haze that has the whole city in a state of exhaustion. I've spent the last few weeks either camped out in front of the AC at home or making way too many friends in the freezer section of my local grocery store. The only thing that truly helped was my Cremespresso from Eataly yesterday.
The newest location of Sarabeth opened in the former Primehouse space on Park Avenue South. The sprawling restaurant feels absolutely enormous with big round tables, black and white checkered floors and lots of large windows looking out onto the street. The crowd wasn't too bad when we arrived. It was the Friday after the 4th of July so not technically the weekend but they were serving the brunch menu for the holiday.
The Scandinavian restaurant Luksus opens tomorrow and the anticipation for Chef Daniel Burns (Noma, Momofuku) newest venture is at an all time high. The 26 seat space sits tucked away in the back of Torst with a $75 five course tasting menu and an option for beer pairings (additional $45). We were incredibly lucky to get a spot during soft opening last week and watch Burns in action through the open kitchen.
Our meal began with three Snacks starting with a bowl of Ham Chips.
Today's beer is a special collaboration by Saranac, Ommegang and Brooklyn Brewery to celebrate SAVOR 2013.
What's better than one delicious cookie...three delicious cookies! I just couldn't decide inside Schmackery the other day so I went all out- Maple Bacon, Peanut Butter Banana Crunch and Classic Chocolate Chip.
We took the train up the Hudson River last week to sample Peekskill Brewery. I've been absolutely obsessed with their Simple Sour so this was a chance to check out some of their other offerings. The brewery is big, with the main bar and barrels on the first floor, dining on the second and space for private events on top. We sat in the dining room to enjoy a full relaxing meal. I was sad to see they didn't have Amazeballs on the draft list that day but once I got my flight of beers I was pretty happy:)