Food Porn Friday – Super Linda

Friday, June 8th, 2012 | Posted under Food Porn Friday, Manhattan

When I go out to eat, I often indulge even if just a little. I know I should eat healthier most times, but I often save that for eating at home. I was out to lunch with a former work colleague after not seeing him for over a year, and I suggested Super Linda in TriBeCa for a quick lunch.
My choice for that day’s lunch was the tuna burger. 
Tuna Burger cooked medium, with pineapple, pickled onion and chipotle aioli with cole slaw on the side

While the burger could have been seasoned a little more, pineapple will make almost anything taste better. I loved that I got a much needed infusion of vegetables from the cole slaw. There was a little too much dressing, but I was happy to have cabbage, carrots, fennel and other crispy veggies to munch on. 
I felt pretty good that this time I’d made the right (read: healthy) choice.

Do you indulge when you eat out, or are you good about eating healthy all of the time? 

Super Linda
109 West Broadway 
New York, NY 
Happy Weekend!

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Food Porn Friday – Alfajor

Friday, April 13th, 2012 | Posted under Argentina, Food Porn Friday

I’m hoping by this point in our trip that I will have eaten a whole bunch of these:


At its most basic level, an alfajor are two biscuits with a filling most commonly of dulce de leche, a mousse or jam. If I’ve done my job as a food blogger well, then I hope I’ve eaten a lot of these by today. A lot. 🙂
Have you ever had an alfajor? What do you think of them?
Happy Weekend!

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Food Porn Friday – Food Randoms from the IPhone

Friday, March 9th, 2012 | Posted under Food Porn Friday

For this week’s Food Porn Friday, I thought I would show you some pics from a few places that I’ve been to in the past several months. In a few instances, I’m not in the mood to write a post just yet, or I didn’t have my camera with me, hence the IPhone reference. Sometimes I just want to enjoy my meal without the thought of a blog post lingering. 🙂 Also, I know that I don’t always give context for who and why I’m eating where I am, so I thought I would this time. There’s often a story involved. 🙂

I met Husband J after work for a beer, and he wanted some more of Luke’s Lobster. This is the Taste of Maine item on their menu, which includes a half lobster roll, half crab roll, half shrimp roll, a bag of very good potato chips and a drink (in my case, a ginger soda).


A scallop dish from Ellabess on New Year’s Eve. Husband J and I went out for an early dinner, then came home by 11. I think we were both in bed by 12:45. AAAAhhh…the joys of being old. 🙂 Ellabess is changing itself into a different restaurant concept (it’s actually in the lobby of a hotel).


Treacle pudding (a traditional English dessert that is a steamed sponge cake with hot custard syrup) at the John Dory Oyster Bar. I was with my BFF for our annual holiday/end of the year dinner together. I’d been wanting to go to the John Dory for ages, so I’m glad I went with her. She’s cool with one of the bartenders, Ben, who’s a very nice guy (and comped us a drink or maybe two. I don’t want to get him in trouble).


Chili Hot Chocolate from Vandaag. You really can taste the chili! I was meeting up with my friend, Lady M, who is about to become a Mommy! I’m excited for her.

Happy Weekend!

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Food Porn Friday – Clinton Street Baking Company

Friday, February 24th, 2012 | Posted under Food Porn Friday

I believe that someone once asked what I would want to eat as my last meal. You all know I don’t go into fits of hyperbole when describing food on this blog (okay, fine, maybe I do), but I have to say that I might want this dish right here to be my last breakfast with maybe a side of eggs or something.
This is Pancake Month at New York’s Clinton Street Baking Company, and I specifically waited for the day they’d be serving their banana pancakes.
Banana Pancakes with Bavarian cream, toasted coconut and warm maple butter on the side

I love banana pancakes in general, but the Bavarian cream really put it over the top. These are the some of the fluffiest, lightest, most perfectly textured pancakes I’ve ever tasted.
By the way, Clinton Street Baking Company produces Pancake Month each February, and every few days there is a different featured pancake of the day. As this post goes up, I may be returning for some coconut pancakes with kumquat syrup and bruleed bananas. Maybe.
If you ever decide to go to Clinton Street Baking Company for brunch on the weekend, don’t do it. It’s not because the food isn’t wonderful. It is. However, this place is tiny, there are no reservations, and the waits are infamous (sound familiar?). Don’t say that I didn’t warn you. Actually, you can get their regular pancakes all day, so I suggest breakfast for dinner as your m.o. for actually getting a taste of these bad boys with a reasonable wait.

Do you like pancakes? What’s your favorite kind? How long would you wait for them?
Clinton Street Baking Company
4 Clinton Street
New York, NY

Happy Weekend!

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Food Porn Friday – Peaches

Friday, January 20th, 2012 | Posted under Brooklyn, Food Porn Friday

I like southern food, but I had a really bad run in with grits when I was a kid. The woman who babysat me would make them, and I would refuse to eat them. Grits were like tasteless mush to me. I swore them off for years until probably a few years ago. I don’t think we really have a Caribbean equivalent (others who may know this, feel free to check me on that).

I finally had a chance to go to Peaches, a restaurant in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Bed-Stuy (as it’s called here) is changing very rapidly. It’s definitely not the same Bed-Stuy that the Notorious B.I.G. once mentioned in his songs. I think it bodes well for the neighborhood, but change can be hard, too. That’s for another post.
If you are looking for a laid back southern jazz brunch, please come here. The band was great albeit a little loud for such a small space. It was still a nice atmosphere (Jazz for free? Thank you!), and I loved my dish.
Grits & Blackened Catfish
with spicy tomato salsa

I’ve said before that I’m not a southern food aficionado, but these grits were goooood. Silky and buttery. The catfish was seasoned wonderfully (I don’t care if it’s a bottom feeder). Even though I had overcome it before, I have definitely been cured of my grits phobia. 🙂

Happy Weekend!


Peaches
393 Lewis Avenue
Brooklyn, New York

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