Archive for July, 2010

Gazpacho

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Favorite summer meal, hands down:

2 ears of corn fresh and cut off the cob
3 cucumbers peeled and seeded
1/2 cup parm cheese grated
1 cup basil leaves
1/4 cup balsamic
6 garlic cloves
2 tsp brandy
1/2 cup olive oil
Chicken broth as needed for consistency
4 medium to large tomatoes
1/2 tsp spanish smokey paprika
Black pepper
Salt

Put all that in the food processor. Best the second right out of the fridge.

Make your own

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Bring yellow watermelon mint juice to Pub, order a shot of tequila on ice, combine. Lovely.

Find It: NYC!

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Here are all the addresses of food eaten/purchased this week in New York.

Num Pang
21 East 12th Street
New York, NY

Balaboosta
214 Mulberry St.
New York, NY

Fatty Que
91 South 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY

Baohaus
137 Rivington Street
New York, NY

Bedford Cheese
229 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn
, NY

Ippudo
65 4th Avenue
New York, NY

Nathan’s Hot Dogs
LaGuardia Airport, Delta Terminal

Numpang

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

My mom gets the super trooper award for the week. All the crazy places I dragged her to. This was no different. Cambodian American sandwiches. Seating upstairs with a view of the parking garage that it shares a wall with. She was just happy there was AC (Fatty Que didn’t have any…) You order at the counter choosing from about 8 different fillings for the sandwiches. Half are seasonal specials.

Mom and I both went for a special. Me-pork belly, her-mackeral. I picked mine not as you might think because of the belly on bread but for the rhubarb pickles. They were pretty much amazing. The mackeral also great.

On the website they make a big deal about te bread. Rightfully so, the bread was lovely. My belly was actually over cooked and only okay, the bread made up for it.

Balaboosta

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Tonight was dinner at Balaboosta. Owners of Taim this is their first full menu place. Taim has amazing falafel served from the tiniest little place ever.

Across town a bit is Balaboosta. It’s a lovely spot, a nice bar as you enter and cozy dining area. The food was amazing. Lots of house made action, which is the lucky theme of the week: pickles, fresh cheese, and noodles. Spectacular.

I had house made noodles with mint, fava beans, and little baby black olives. The person I ate with had chicken and Israeli couscous. Both were so well executed.

We started with fresh cheese served with a fried squash blossom and roasted garlic, fried cauliflower (most under used vegetable ever), and pickles! So great.

As giod as the food was the conversation, talking about food events! Was a great evening!

Smoked lavender spiked lemonade

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Yep. Smoked lavendar in lemonade with vodka. Any thoughts on how to execute this?

Fatty Que

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Last night we went to Fatty Cue, a new-ish venture by the prople that bring us the always amazing Fatty Crab. Cue is an asian bbq place. The menu is pretty incredible but the only dishes worth mentioning are the meat. My mom got chicken with garlic/ginger/nut/sweet/spicy sauce. The waiter set it down and said this is the juiciest chicken in Brooklyn. He was right. It might be the juiciest, smokiest chicken ever. It tasted like someone pumped it with bacon fat. Amazing. We also got lamb shoulder with a creamy cumin sauce and house made pita proving once again everything is better when it’s house made. Each part of this dish was spectacular!

The 2 appetizers were not awesome. Not even close. There was a cucumber salad and the cucmbers were really old and cut in huge chunks. And then this eggplant dip which pretty much had no flavor.