old german bakery
There are not many things I will miss about Hoboken when I move to the Upper West Side next week (fingers crossed; knock on wood: if the NY rental market has taught me anything is that if the keys aren’t on your keyring, don’t celebrate yet). I will miss the river and the gorgeous view of the city, I will miss my favorite CVS that reminds me of the Midwestern strip mall suburbs, and I...
Cubby’s is a barbecue place in Hackensack, NJ known mostly for its ginormous portions and for the fact that its owner, Bobby Egan, is the author of Eating With The Enemy and an unlikely North Korean diplomat.
a few of my favorite things
Breakfast today: three quarters of a miniature chocolate mousse cake from Carlo’s, a side order of bacon from the corner deli, and a spoonful of crunchy peanut butter.
Pollo Asado - roasted chicken with yellow rice Chicharron de Pollo - marinated fried chicken chunks, with yellow rice Ensalada de Espinaca y Remolacha - spinach tossed with mango, avocado, blue cheese, oranges, red onion, and toasted macadamia nuts served over roasted beets Cuban restaurant with a lot of hype, but the food was solidly mediocre.
tuna melt pancake wrap
A few weekends ago (July fourth, to be exact), I woke up at 7 a.m. and decided I wanted to go to Stacks for breakfast. Most memorable as of late for my belgian-waffle-with-ice-cream-and-bacon breakfast at an equally ridiculous hour, Stacks is perhaps most valuable for its unwavering willingness to make you anything you want, anytime. On the menu are an array of pancake wraps, quaintly named...
I don’t like trendy restaurants. I’m not saying that in the way people do when they’re too trendy for trendy restaurants. I’m saying that in the way of people who love food and love restauranteurs and love discovering new and delicious things, and hate disappointment. I believe strongly that on a good menu, you shouldn’t be able to “order wrong.” I believe...
tea for two
Yesterday at Alice’s Tea Cup, Chapter Two, on East 64th. Indian Chai with milk & honey. Chocolate chip & coconut scone on the left, lemon blueberry on the right. Jam and clotted cream are most necessary. Pumpkin scone above, strawberry cream cheese scone below. The former tasted like October. Christmas tea, to go with the pumpkin scone. Quite heavy on the cloves.
To make up for several weeks of twelve-hour workdays (which, for the record, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying) I planned a superdate for Friday after work. This mostly consisted of me going to Brooklyn, which I never do. Our first stop was Mile End, where I had a chart-topping St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat beer. The pickle platter was excellent: the new pickles are subtle and delicate and peppery,...
On Thursday I took a work lunch with one of my best friends in the world since the second grade, Katie, who lives in Boston but was staying in Brooklyn visiting her sister. We went to Takahachi for my favorite near-office lunch special (the miso-marinated grilled salmon). Katie ordered some sushi.