Wednesday, November 29, 2006

East Village Beat

Il Angolo Della Pasta has closed down.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Thanksgiven!

Mushroom Crostinis
Mission Chips with Tex-Mex Salsa
Baked Brie with Wheat Crackers
a few glasses of Pinot Grigio
bowl of Pumpkin Soup
Cucumber Salad
Crescent Roll
a few glasses of Chardonnay
Broccoli Casserole
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Butternut Squash Risotto
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Green Bean Gremolata
a few glasses of Champagne
Turkey with Gravy
Sage and Herb Stuffing
Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce
(nap, then)
slice of Toffee Vanilla Ice Cream Pie
slice of Venetian Torte
slice of Chocolate Cake
glass of Giant Red Wine

hattip: EAP, Jeff, Strach, Jones, Other Jones, Other Jeff

A Day in Old Manhattan

Recently I had occasion to visit Manhattantown, and I tried to eat as well as possible. I recommend all these places to New York-goers.

First lunch, Pizza Gruppo
1 slice of pepperoni pizza

Coffee break, 9th Street Espresso:
Latte

Second lunch, Nicky's Vietnamese:
Chicken sandwich
Orange soda
Good, not great. Next time I'll get the pork.

Ice Cream, Australian Farm Cream:
1 scoop, mocha

The Half-King:
1 hot apple cider
1 Bass Ale

Art:
3 glasses white wine
1 white wine spritzer

Grand Szechuan:

2 crab and pork soup dumplings
Fresh Kung Bao chicken
Soap Opera fried chicken (?)

Pizza Bar:
32 oz. Blue Moon

Blue and Gold:
???

Yesterday

TURKEY!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Re: New York Times Article That MattPod Posted on FF

This is what I ate at work yesterday for lunch:

Caesar salad
Tomato and fresh mozzarella
Lobster tail with drawn butter
Prime rib au jus with creamy horseradish
Potatoes au gratin
Steamed asapargus
Lemonade

Two spearmint Tic Tacs

Sometimes the food we get is so awesome.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Beefsteak

Not so long ago, MJTM posted this old New Yorker article about beefsteaks. I passed said article along to my friend Natch, a lover of red meats. She resolved to host a beefsteak, and last night did so. Aprons were provided, the entertainment was an Irish tin whistle and accordion duo, and Pabst and Stella were on tap. This was an East Side beefsteak - no crabmeat, potatoes, or other bullshit. Radishes and celery were the only appetizers. Grilled skirt steak, well-marinated, was served on day-old bread. I will investigate and report back on the ingredients in this marinade - rumor has it red wine was involved. In any case, it was extraordinary, and made for juicy, flavorful steak. There was no silverware. Butter and salt were the only condiments. I melted some butter and salt together on a plate, and would run my meat through the liquid before ingesting it. The result was scrumptious.

About 25 people attended. All ate heartily. No one was capable of driving home.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Best Meal Ever Served?

FRs, I was wondering: have any of you, in your wide reading and studies, come across any claims to what was the best meal ever served? Surely there must be some feast in the Renaissance or something for which this distinction has been claimed. I would like to read about the candidates for "best dinner ever."

Friday, November 03, 2006

An Interesting Kind of Rum

I went to dba last night and had an interesting new kind of rum. (BTW, dba serves their rums and cola with a lot of a rum and only a very token amount of cola.) That kind of rum: Pussers.

Many true and hilarious things were said about Pussers, aided by the fact that the drink was so mixed strong that it smelled enough for the whole table to smell like Pussers. But there were other things, too.