Epicurious.com decided to entertain NY with a bunch of food events and dinners. Each one that we got to attend was beyond fantastic, it easily became some of my favorite events of 2009. I had hoped that this would be an new annual series and lo and behold, they decided to do it again this year in a fabulous new location with new food. Lucky for me, we were invited to their Ultimate Lunch Break, our second favorite lunch of the year.
Pies 'N' Thighs, Porchetta, Mimi's Hummus, Asia Dog, and One Girl Cookies among others.
Pies 'N' Thighs' chicken & biscuit sandwich in mini form. It's dangerous having something this good within walking distance of my home. Because of this and their key lime pie, I'm not allowed to know the exact location of the restaurant. I will be craving this regularly, it's that good: tender, moist chicken on a buttery biscuit, the tart and creaminess of the key lime, the chewy ginger cookies. All of it was incredible.
Red Hook's Fort Defiance showed up with muffalettas. Now, I've never been to New Orleans, though it's high on my 'vacations to take' list, so when eating any of their traditional offerings, I can only take a gander at how it ranks. The meats were spicy and fresh, and complemented, not overwhelmed, by the cheeses and olive salad. I completely enjoyed my slice, and plan on getting to Fort Defiance soon for some delicious goodness (did someone just see Dutch Apple Pancake!)
La Esquina's carnitas taco, all of which were assembled on-site. I've been taco-crazy since coming back from San Francisco, and I found these to be suitable for my cravings. Next time I'm hungry and in the area, I'm definitely hitting them up.
Porchetta pig and not eat some Porchetta. It's like pig crack, perfectly spiced, sometimes you get some crunchy skin, fresh and still floury bread. They're easily making one of the best sandwiches in the city.
Baked by Melissa's cupcakes in my mouth so I could join her in the moments of delicious (they're seriously good)...
One Girl Cookies counter for some sweet treats.