A guest blog post via text from my friend Dan, in lieu of the fact that the best thing I ate today was a bowl of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal and Deep River Mesquite BBQ potato chips in almond milk. “I just had watermelon gazpacho and it was the best thing I ever tasted. Like eating summer. It’s from my country club, Alpine Country Club, consistently the best food I’ve...
Finally found a place in Hoboken that reminds me of Philadelphia. Pretzel bread, BBQ ranch salad with fried chicken, and creme brulee french toast with bacon. The caramelization on the surface of the toast perfectly mimicked the hard caramel on the surface of actual creme brulee, and the inside was just as creamy and custardy. Kinda a miracle of physics. Molecular gastronomy ain’t got...
It was supposed to be date night last night, but after getting off to a late start after work, that quickly turned into an hour together at the gym, massive indecisiveness about what we wanted to eat, then me watching boyfriend eat two blue cheese wedges after realizing it was too late to be hungry. We made up for it today, though, starting with a two-scoop ice cream cone at Ben &...
rose pistola & la boulange
It’s my last night in San Francisco and it’s hitting me that this is the first time in years I’ve gone anywhere besides New York and Chicago for an extended vacation (in the schedule of the working world, four full days is practically studying abroad). I serendipitously got to spend most of the weekend with my friend Mary and her sister Liz, who happened to be in Cali at the same...
I’m in San Francisco on a business trip, but decided to fly in early to spend the weekend checking out the redwoods and North Beach - I’d only been to San Diego before, and this is entirely unfamiliar, as I’d hoped it would be. I spent most of yesterday and today with my friend Fordy, who lives in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. He made me an omelette for...
subway's avocado spread
My boyfriend’s developed a minor addiction to Subway’s new avocado spread. I’m dubious…how do they keep it so green?
belgian waffle with ice cream & bacon
Some mornings you just wake up hungry. You think about what you want - a bagel? Granola? An egg sandwich? No. You’re ravenous. You have a big day ahead of you. Meetings booked straight through from nine in the morning until eight thirty at night. It’s your last day in New York before you fly across the country to San Francisco, in a middle seat. You worked long hours yesterday, no...
Some of you may have noticed that my peanut butter addiction has gone into remission as of late - but, like they say, you’re always in recovery. I usually get my daily fix each morning with a spoonful or two in my cereal - Peanut Butter & Co.’s Crunch Time, Dark Chocolate Dreams, or a combo of the two (I swear, they pay me nothing, I just can’t help proselytizing this peanut...
centrico & mary ann's
I could eat Americanized Mexican food for most meals without ever tiring of it. It has so many things that I love: gooey, salty melted cheese, creamy beans & spanish rice, generous amounts of onions, avocado, and carbs in both chewy & crunchy forms. Sure, the often greasy and rich Mexican-inspired cuisine in the U.S., like Chinese, is far removed from its original form (chimichangas, for...
the californian: medium-well burger with spinach, onion, tomato, and guac (the saddest incarnation of man food ever.) turkey club with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on white toast. half an hour later at a different restaurant: onion rings not pictured: coffee & a bloody mary with copious blue cheese olives.
We woke up early with the sun in our eyes. Every year I forget how little sleeping I do in the summer, the long light making dinnertime feel like mid-afternoon and the sun high in the sky at six a.m. like it’s ten o’clock. Without fail, these drawn-out days somehow make it harder to fit things into them: the warm air gets under my skin and all the extra energy makes me want to stay at...
recipe relay: quinoa spaghetti with beets,...
I had the opportunity recently to guest blog for Recipe Relay, and made quinoa spaghetti with locally produced roasted beets, asparagus and goat cheese. Check out the posts for more information and the recipe: On Your Mark, Get Set: Beet It The Hand Off: Quinoa Spaghetti with Beets, Asparagus and Chèvre
dirty bird 2.0
Again at Dirty Bird for lunch yesterday.
mets vs. phillies (or, pastrami vs. genoa salami)
Amazing pastrami sandwich at CitiField. Ham, genoa, roasted red pepper, marinated mushroom and mozzarella sandwich. The pastrami won, but then again, so did the Phillies.
Our not-cooking streak was finally broken, and I can’t take any credit. My boyfriend made soup twice this week. I tend to stop making soup when the weather gets warm, but both of these meals made me rethink that stance. My boyfriend, who reads a lot of Mark Bittman, cooks with a sort of austerity and simplicity that I really admire. Here is his soup recipe: ”Cut everything up, put it...
Dirty Bird is exactly the kind of brilliant idea that great restaurants are built on. Marketing themselves as “fast slow food,” Dirty Bird offers up cheap and finger-licking tasty buttermilk-fried chicken, slow-roasted rotisserie, mac n’ cheese, southern veggie sides, wraps, salads, cookies, and literally the best cornbread I have ever eaten. The catch is that everything is...