The Plan
A romantic birthday dinner for two with the GF

Outcome
Smashing Success!

Impressions

  1. Unexpectedly friendly wait staff.
  2. Amazing food sans the pretentiousness commonly associated with other restaurants in the area.
  3. Crazy chocolate and banana bread pudding desert. Best bread pudding I’ve ever had.
Posted in Food at April 13th, 2010.

The best kept secret in Williamsburg is the only way to describe Le Barricou. Sure, I could write about my perfectly prepared veggie omlette or the rich french toast topped with fresh fruit that can be eaten sans syrup. But none of that can truly describe the nom nom nom deliciousness of this amazing French Bistro.

Posted in Food at April 11th, 2010.

The weather was so perfect I decided to skip the gym and meet up with Kelly and the gang for drinks at this aptly named German beer garden, Hallo Berlin. Four drinks and a shot later I was up performing Mr. Brightside by The Killers. Yet another reason i should not be allowed to go near a karaoke bar.

Note: For some reason I continue to refer to the place as Hello Bear. What is wrong with me?

Posted in Food, General at April 2nd, 2010.

Fed up with the slew of pretentious food blogs? Try Downtown Gourmand, written by a personal friend of mine, her blog is a down and dirty account of eating and drinking in New York.

Posted in Food at March 28th, 2010.

Like all great vacations most of time is devoted to eating. We started the day with a delicious guilty pleasure at The Griddle Cafe.

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The Golden Ticket
A serving of three massive pancakes filled with Banana, caramel, walnuts and streusel. Topped with real whipped cream, caramel and streusel.

Riddled with guilt we decide to try and flush our systems with a little healthy eating at M Cafe de Chaya. The picture may not look appetisizing but the trust me, the food was amazing.

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Madras Tempeh Wrap
masala-baked tempeh, brown basmati rice, toasted almonds, raisins, frizzled onions & crisp vegetables with curried soy yogurt dressing in a whole wheat lavash.

Posted in Food, Travel at March 22nd, 2010.

Now that the Interactive portion of SXSW was officially over we had time to explore Austin.

First stop, FOOD!

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Sampler @ Iron Works Barbecue


Blackened Talapia PO Boy w/ Grilled vegetables @ Whole Foods Flagship


Foodspotting
While gorging myself I learned about a new blog / iPhone app that is perfect for foodies called Foodspotting and decided to test it out. Check it out here.

Posted in Food, Technology, Travel at March 18th, 2010.

Named the “Best Vegetarian Restaurant in NYC” by both amNew York and L Magazine I couldn’t resist. Five tasty dishes later I was convinced that Dirt Candy was only for vegetarians or foodies looking for something different.

Dating Tip: In my opinion Dirt Candy is a great first date spot. Small, intimate and sure to spark a great conversation. Now if for some reason your date hates the spot you can both have a laugh over burgers at a late night diner.

Posted in Dating, Food at February 13th, 2010.

Posted in Food at February 4th, 2010.

I’ve begun watching reruns of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on Netflix and realized I have a deep respect and fondness for cynical New Yorkers. From my This explains my love for the main character in Californication, Hank Moody.

About Anthony Bourdain
Bourdain gained immediate popularity from his 2000 New York Times bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. The book is a witty and rambunctious exposé of the hidden and darker side of the culinary world, and is a memoir of Bourdain’s professional life as well.

Bourdain subsequently wrote two more New York Times bestselling nonfiction books: A Cook’s Tour (2001), an exotic account of his food and travel exploits across the world, written in conjunction with his first television series; and The Nasty Bits (2006), another collection of exotic, provocative, and humorous anecdotes and essays mainly centered around food. — Wikipedia

Posted in Food, Television at January 30th, 2010.

Met a friend for drinks at this quaint little restaurant, The House.  Maybe it was the decor or perhaps the two bottles of champagne but I couldn’t help but feel like those rich snobby people that live on Park Avenue.

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Posted in Food at December 22nd, 2009.