Thursday, May 27, 2010
Ed's Lobster Bar are unveiling a Ed's Lobster Bar Cart this Saturday at 11am. Word is the lobster is flown in fresh from Maine and/or the Canada, and yes there will be other sandwiches for those of us not-so lobster inclined. Look for it around Vesey St & North End Avenue.
Red Hook Lobster Pound who will be selling their lobsters from today until Sunday at $8.50/pound or $9.50/pound depending on how big your lobster is. They're open from Noon to 7pm, and are also at this Saturday's Brooklyn Flea! Get your lobster on!
Ed's Lobster Bar Cart
225 Vesey St @ North End Avenue
Red Hook Lobster Pound
284 Van Brunt Street
Sidenote: Neither of these pictures are from Ed's or Red Hook Lobster. Guess we're just going to have to go eat some! jump
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
149 Avenue C, btn. 9th and 10th
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The Bent Spoon in Princeton, NJ getting tips on how to recreate their delicious ice cream. Bid on that here. Or you can have a guided cheese tasting for EIGHT people at The Cellars at Jasper Hill in Greensboro, VT. Bid on that here.
Rick's Picks, and spend a day pickling, don't you! Place your bid now. Maybe you don't want food at all-they have a serious selection of magazines and other little things to win.
Check out the full list of items available for auction by clicking here. Feel free to become a friend, donate, or sign up to volunteer by going here.
The next New Amsterdam Market will be on Sunday, June 27th.
South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip
Monday, May 24, 2010
Chef Laurent Tourondel split the company with Jimmy Haber. These burgers are from Jimmy Haber's side, and, from what I understand, this is just a warm-up to a few brick-and-mortar burger places. The truck will only be working street fairs, with locations being tweeted. One hopes that the burger joints will be better than this burger. I really want to chalk up some of the issues I had to the simple fact that it was cold out and it being the first weekend, but the more I think about this disappointing meal, the less I think the weather had something to do with it.
Brownie and I have shared at BLT Burger. Shake Shack, your place in my life is secure. jump
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The folks at Metromix have the scoop on Bar Artisanal recent transformation to a tapas-centric menu. Now I'm pro-tapas, but what about their goat cheese stuffed lamb burger with chickpea fries? Or my beloved Watermelon Granité with Lime Cloud...
Seriously their Watermelon Granité is easily one of my favorite desserts I've had in the last year. It's like watermelon snow. Cool, light and refreshing, it's the perfect dessert for a hot summer day and one of those desserts that you dream about during the winter. I know I did.
I see watermelon makes a couple of appearances on the menu in tapas and salad form, so perhaps there's hope that it could be added to their postres menu. Please, oh, please!
268 W. Broadway
(between Avenue Of The Americas & Lispenard St)
New York, NY 10013
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
broiler method utilized by Jess from FoodMayhem.com. Sidenote: I went to the same FreshDirect dinner and I'm completely hooked on them too. I don't think ramps will be around much longer, but I know I did see them last week, so one can hope they'll be there tomorrow!
a rhubarb crisp. And then maybe a strawberry rhubarb tart. And then I'll switch it up and make a shortcake....
Dag Hammerskjöld Greenmarket
47th Street and 2nd Avenue
Wednesdays 8am to 6pm year round, except for the day of the UN General Assembly in September
Monday, May 17, 2010
Billy Gunnz aka Mr. Softee, got the Oyster Bar's Maine Lobster Gazpacho, didn't buy into low-carbon fast food, found some decent Pad Thai on 10th Avenue, found out that Miss Softee will be back soon, lived a life dream of buying grilled cheese from a cart, and hit up the deal that is the Chef's Table at Cucina
Pizza by Cer Te. And then I promptly went back to work.
Check out our Midtown Lunch-ing highlights and lowlights over on MidtownLunch.com. jump
Friday, May 14, 2010
If you love potato filled dumplings, you can get your homemade varenyky fix on this weekend at St. George's Ukrainian Festival in the East Village ...
This year marks the 34th Ukrainian Festival. The annual event is always a popular one and with good reason...good food. Two years ago, I hit up the St. George's Festival on a rainy Sunday afternoon and even with the rain they ran out of their homemade borscht and the stuffed cabbage. Right now this weekend is looking sunny and pleasant, so you can bet there will be crowds. But the tasty tender and buttery varenyky prepared by the good ladies of St. George's Catholic Church are worth the wait and make this one of my favorite church festivals of the year next to the Myanmar Baptist Church Food and Fun Fair. Do you have a favorite church festival for good eats?
Saint George Annual Ukrainian Festival
May 14-16, 2010 on 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church
30 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003
Thursday, May 13, 2010
When you have a bun in the oven you have to watch what you eat and these days the food no-no list is a lot longer than when my mom was pregnant with me. I'm not much of a drinker, so staying away from booze hasn't been much of a challenge and I even managed to kick my raging caffeine habit pretty quickly. No, the torturous part of these past 9 months has been doing without fish in it's various raw and cured forms. Especially my beloved lox...
Oh lox, I've missed you so. Not a weekend goes by when I don't think about having you on a bagel with a nice schmear. My mom hasn't been much of a help, "What do you mean your doctor says you can't have lox? I ate lox all the time when I was pregnant with you and you turned out fine." And though Lawman has tried to abstain in solidarity, he did confess to a few lox spread dalliances while I was out of town.
If I can have my way, my first order of business postpartum will be tucking into a bagel and cream cheese with Scottish Salmon from Russ and Daughters in the recovery room. I wonder if I should add that to my birth plan...
Russ and Daughters
179 E. Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
Ph: (212) 475-4880
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Derby Pie. Chocolate, pecans, and bourbon: really all I've ever needed in life (I recently got into the habit of having a handful of frozen pecans as a snack.) Never having made a pecan pie before, I wasn't aware that 1) the crust shouldn't be pre-baked and 2) you should wait a few minutes for the pecan pieces to rise prior to placing in the oven. Oopsies.
Tuthilltown's Bourbon wouldn't be strong enough at all. It was, oh it was. Enough to put you right over the line from buzzy to drunky. Chocolate boozy nut goodness never felt so right. I think one's in order for this weekend's Preakness. jump
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
click here. I wonder what isiticedcoffeeweather.com thinks about this. jump
Monday, May 10, 2010
Event Horizon by Antony Gormley-you know, the cast iron statues positioned on top of buildings and freaking everyone out-does this mean that the "Today's Special" concrete will be going on until August, when the exhibit ends? Ms. Robobby has a photo of the concrete being served back in the beginning of April. If you see this being offered, now that 1) it's a do and 2) it's not a given that you will see it again so you should eat it now!
Bez and I, loved the perfectly sweet caramel goodness, but would have liked maybe some sea salt on top of the custard. A little crunch, a little salty, but not enough to lower the chemical make-up and have this be a custard fail. I don't know why they're not making the "Standing Order Concrete" with this custard, that just seems like a missed opportunity at greatness. Salted Caramel custard is available on Fridays through May.
Madison Square Park
West 77th St & Columbus Ave
Friday, May 7, 2010
Happy Mother's Day! Be good to your mom!
For further Golden Girls cupcake pleasure check out this link to a classic Betty White/Bea Arthur scene where Rose and Dorothy have a conversation about "cupcakes."
Rose: No offense Dorothy but your cupcakes are dry and tasteless, nobody ever wants to try your cupcakes!
Dorothy: My cupcakes are moist and delicious. Men LOVE my cupcakes.
Rose: Get a clue Dorothy, men would rather PAY for cupcakes!
For more frosted celebs check out:
Fashion Designer Cupcakes (Donatella Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, and Betsey Johnson)
Lady Gaga Cupcakes
Liza Minnelli Cupcake
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Governor's Island-the third Saturday I know I will be spending there this summer. And this is an award for the people, by the people. We have until July 17th to nominate our favorite vendors with one lucky nominator scoring free tickets to the feast. But you want to be a judge you say? Well buy your ticket by May 31st and you could be the lucky 'Citizen Judge'. And if you buy your ticket by Midnight this Friday, May 5th, you could win tickets to Taste of the Nation New York on May 17th. Or maybe you just want to buy a ticket to show your support for the Street Vendor Project. In any case, if you want a certified entrance-because we all know they sold out last year!-buy your tickets right here.
And for those of you on the West Coast, there is some LA Vendy love. Those awards will be May 15th at MacArthur Park, and tickets are still available! jump
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
If you're commemorating the Battle of Puebla, forget the Corona and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some Flan Custard this month's Wednesday featured flavor at the Shake Shack. May's Custard Calendar is full of some serious must tries for me including Grasshopper, and Mud Pie. Not to mention the return of my beloved Red Velvet Custard. Mmmm Red Velvet Custard...
May marks my Red Velvet Custardversary, it was this time two years ago that I discovered the wonder of Shake Shack's Red Velvet Custard. They had it for Saturdays last May and this year the tradition holds and it's back in the Saturday custard rotation.
Any must tries on this month's calendar for you?
Madison Square Park
23rd Street and Madison Avenue
Upper West Side
366 Columbus Ave (at 77th Street)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Baking for Good is an awesome California-based website/online bakery that donates 15% of your purchase to the cause of your choosing-there is a long list to pick from. Until Mother's Day, you can buy some of BGSK's Peanut M&M Blondies with proceeds going to The Valerie Fund "a nonprofit that provides support for the comprehensive healthcare of children with cancer and blood disorders." The price is $24 for a dozen of these ginormous bars that can arrive in time for your Mother's Day celebration if you get some today. I had picked the cheaper mail, USPS, so mine took an extra day or two.
Street Meat Palooza, they got to taste the blondie deliciousness! Yes, even though my bag of treats was a few days behind schedule-I'd hoped they'd arrive last week-they were still fresh and delicious. Not as fudgy as the ones I'd had from the bake sale, these were more in the traditional vanilla blondie grain. I liked that they were the right amount of sweet, not cloying at all, with the Peanut M&Ms adding a slight bit of crunchy to the bars. And I bet your mom will love them, or your office, or your belly, and how can you not support a bake sale, it's for a cause! Buy some now! jump
Monday, May 3, 2010
Lobster rolls and blueberry pie are probably top of mind when you think about food from Maine, but for a relatively small and fairly homogeneous state, there are some pretty excellent and diverse food options in downtown Portland including Asmara, an Eritrean restaurant that Lawman and I had a chance to check out a couple of weeks ago for my birthday dinner...
After checking out some Yelp recommendations we ordered the Zegenie Beghie or Fiery Lamb Stew and the Shiro--roasted, ground chickpeas and red pepper cooked with fresh garlic and "earthy spices." The entrees were served family style on either a plate of injera with salad & either red lentil stew in a red pepper sauce, cabbage carrots and potatoes in a mild yellow sauce or collard greens and kale in a mild yellow sauce. Lawman and I decided to get the red lentil stew and the collard greens.
The lentil stew was tasty though not quite as spicy as our go to lentil stew, Misir Wett from Brooklyn's own Ethiopian restaurant, Ghenet. The collard greens were excellent and the Shiro was . My favorite dish of the evening was the lamb stew. The lamb was super tender and it had a great spicy finish while the injera was probably the lightest and fluffiest injera I've ever had, not to mention the mildest. When they first brought us our platter, I was convinced that we'd still be hungry, but it more than filling and for under $30 including tax and tip, it's hard to do much better. We'll definitely be making a return visit!
51 Oak Street
Portland, ME 04101-3921