This ended up being a night of firsts, my first taste of Doughnut Plant, the first lox I ever liked, and our joint first experience with the Van Leeuwen Truck! We leave no truck unturned!!
Katchkie to say "Hello!" and taste their refreshing new Basil Peppermint Iced Tea.
Joe in Grand Central has this doughnut quite often, I think I may be gaining a size or two.
Murray's. The selection was big and I didn't take notes, but the chevre was melt in your mouth creamy.
Russ & Daughters and started eating a lox bagel, at first I passed on this. Then I took a bite for kicks. And my mouth said "Hold the phone! What is this?" It was tender, a little fishy but in a nice fresh way, and good. It was really, really good. I might have to eat it on a regular basis good. I promptly told the ladies from Russ & Daughters what they just did to my mouth, which prompted an open invitation to come for a tasting of the different types of salmon, and I might go fairly soon. This development completely blew my mom's world.
Danny told us that the ice cream was free for the taking. There have been mixed reviews of the Van Leeuwen ice cream, some say delicious, some say icy. Brownie got a ginger scoop and I went for mint chip. She says hers was creamy and delicious. While I like the minty taste, I found it to be a little on the icy side, not freezer burn icy, but I definitely did taste?/feel?/detect?/crunch? ice crystals, and I've had creamier. Not that I didn't eat it all because I did, but that's more due to my life-long love affair with ice cream than anything else.
Let's see, what else was there? Pork: pulled pork was much better than the ribs (psst, shhh, I think my ribs were better. I'm just sayin'.)
Manhattans: My batch seemed to have a touch too much of bitters, but someone I know liked them a whole lot!!
Vere Chocolate: Vere dark (75%), but vere good, even though I didn't taste the peanut butter flavor in the peanut butter and chocolate brownie bar.
And last, but certainly not least, cops eating doughnuts.
Oh, and Brownie liked her raw oyster. Or so she said.
Edible Manhattan is available all over Manhattan.
Find a copy here.