Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Brunch at Sweet Chick

Yves and I ventured to Sweet Chick this afternoon to try their famous chicken & waffles and the dish did not disappoint. The waffles were crisp and airy, and the chicken was juicy, perfectly seasoned and oh-so crunchy. I think it may very well had been the best chicken & waffles dish I've ever had. The capstone of the meal were the trio of flavored butters that accompanied the dish, which I believe were raspberry, herb and candied lemon. Unfortunately, they don't offer their bacon & cheddar waffles for brunch, I definitely will have to try it next time.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Bison Burgers at Bareburger

The Roadhouse burger
Yesterday, Yves and I went to Bareburger in Astoria because our mutual friend, Fritz, was raving about their unique offerings. They offer proteins like bison, elk, wild boar and ostrich, along with a variety of yummy toppings.
I ordered a bison burger, I expected it to be gamey because all the reviews I've ever read repeated the same thing, ad nauseam: bison meat is gamey (a slight off-putting flavor). But it wasn't at all, it tasted like beef but leaner. Guess what Yves had? he didn't even try a burger, he ordered a chicken sandwich. Oy vey, he just won't try anything new.


A few weeks ago, I went to an all-food bonanza called the "Smorgasburg" in East River State Park, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The food was great and the view of the Manhattan skyline was stunning!
 Haitians Rock: Duh!!!
I tried the dumpling sampler, the duck was quite tasty. I also slurped a few oysters, but no one really appreciated them except for me. As usual, Yves cast a sneering look at most of the food I wanted to try, basically anything that wasn't a hot dog or chicken wing. Shocker!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Midnight Craving: Wichcraft Cookies

Yes, you guessed it, I'm having yet another one of my craving attacks. I don't really have a sweet tooth, but whenever I go to Bryant Park, I always order about 6 of their miniature sandwich cookies from the 'wichcraft kiosk, and inhale them like the cookie monster. They offer a trio of flavors: oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate. Since I'm chocolate-obsessed, guess what my cookie of choice is? The oatmeal is also divine, I've never tried the peanut butter because of my peanut allergies, but I'm sure it's equally delicious.
Here's the recipe for the chocolate cream' wich, OMG, it's so good.
(Pictures via here and here)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Afternoon Craving: Blueberry Pancakes

I could really go for an airy pile of pancakes topped with sweet but tart blueberry compote, drizzled with maple syrup. Drenched is a more fitting word,  I love my syrup! with all the cravings I get, you'd think I'm with child. I assure you, I'm not :)

Check out this delightful blueberry pancake recipe from Smitten Kitchen, Yum!
(Picture via here)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Dinner At Quality Meats

Yves and I had dinner at Quality Meats last night for his 32nd birthday. Doesn't he look sharp in his suit?
 One of our waiters. Yes, we had two!
For the appetizer course, I had the Blue Island oysters, which came highly recommended by our handsome waiter. They arrived at our table with a trio of sauces. The green sauce in the center was absolutely delicious. However, I didn't care for the other two, the yellow one was entirely too pungent. I detected a hint of horseradish, I'm not a fan.
Now on to the oysters! They were delightfully briny and bright. I dabbed some of the green sauce on them and I was in mollusk heaven.
I also opted for the Roasted Bone Marrow. They were unctuous and delicious. They also came with a side of bacon and mixed vegetables swimming in a tasty sauce.
Yves had the jumbo crab cake for his appetizer. He said it was delicious and he hardly ever likes anything. However, he wasn't crazy about the shaved leeks that came along with it. I believe his exact words were, "whatever that is on the bottom is disgusting."
The bread was also great. They were warm, doughy in the best possible way and speckled with sea salt and rosemary. Yves gobbled them up and asked for seconds.
My entrée: The Bone-in Sirloin. Charred, tender, perfectly seasoned, delicious! the waiter brought us a steak sauce and immediately began reciting its list of impressive ingredients, I believe one of them was raisin molasses. Although tasty, we didn't touch it. We're purists.
The sides: I was extremely excited to try the Corn Crème Brulee. Sadly, it was entirely too sweet. I was extremely disappointed about that since I was practically drooling the entire week just thinking about it. Yves raved about the spinach but I thought it was just fine. The pan roasted crispy potatoes were uneventful.
 Yves' entrée: The Filet Mignon. I tried a morsel. Delicious!
The bill with tax and tip came out to $250, pricey but well worth the experience. The service was impeccable and the steaks are delectable!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dinner At La Caye

I had dinner at La Caye last Friday, a restaurant in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, that serves authentic Haitian dishes, from Fritay (deep fried goodies like pork chunks) to Lambi (conch). I was thoroughly impressed by the décor and even more so by the cuisine. Although, the dish I chose, the pan seared pork chops, wasn't my favorite because I found the sauce little too sweet. However, I did sample a few other dishes and they were delicious. This is a great place to bring friends who want to learn about the Haitian culture.

Oh, by the way while sitting at the table I found out that one of the stories I wrote about Suffolk  County veterans with PTSD was published, check it out!
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