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It’s a Dominican Thing?

Thursday, August 30, 2007

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With a name like, It’s a Dominican ThingIt’s a Dominican Thing, you really expect the restaurant to represent authentic Dominican food. Since I’m not Dominican, I can’t make any claims that I’m sure of what Dominican food should taste like but I sure hope tonight’s dinner is not. I’ve had Dominican food before and enjoyed […]

Addicted to this Bird

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Lon and I recently tried a new cereal by Barbara’s Bakery called Puffins, named after a black and white bird called the Puffin. We tried the Puffins Peanut Butter and now we’re totally hooked. It comes in 3 more flavors and they’re 100% natural, low fat, wheat free, dairy free, and Kosher. I think that […]

A Versatile Sauce for Fish

Sunday, August 26, 2007

We went to Chatham Square Restaurant Chatham Square Restaurantfor Dim Sum today. It was average for Chinatown Dim Sum, which has declined in the last few years. Dim Sum in Flushing is better. The good thing about any meal in Chinatown is that you get to do some great shopping afterwards. We picked up a […]

How do you take it? Espresso!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Lokesh Dhakar has done a wonderful job illustrating the ratios and componentry of various common, espresso-based drinks. So, from Americano to Macchiato, check out what’s in your drink.

A New Favorite – Maurizio

Saturday, August 25, 2007

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With a party of 14, I always get nervous. Even restaurants that are usually pretty good start to falter when they have to plate for 8 or more at a time. We’ve been to Maurizio Trattoria Maurizio Trattoriabefore and praised there food so we were hoping they could hold up under the pressure. I watched […]

Taste of the Subway (trains)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Tammy emailed Jessica and I with a great link– Taste of The New York Subway System by the guys at IdleWords.com. Tammy says, “This is a map of restaurants located near a subway station. Just click on the subway line of choice.”
What she didn’t say was how much fun it is! Both Jessica and […]

Sweet Potato Fries

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I just had lunch at Burger Heaven Burger Heaven where the salad was average and so was the service. Nothing about the place seems memorable except their Sweet Potato Fries. I know, I know. I didn’t even try a burger, but I had read some unimpressive reviews about their burgers and I wasn’t in […]

D’Artagnan Duck Breast

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Last Friday, we enjoyed a great chicken from D’Artagnan; and yesterday we tried their marinated duck breast. It is a great product for those who have no idea how to cook and want duck for dinner.
The duck breast arrives de-boned, already marinated in a Mediterranean sauce, ready to be cooked. Of the three cooking […]

Italian Wedding Soup

Sunday, August 19, 2007

A week ago my mom picked up four pounds of lamb for me at a butcher in Long Island. Because he butchered an 8-pound piece for me, I ended up with two beautiful shanks. After attending my cousin Riva’s wedding last night, and because our brunch plans fell apart, AND (for the real reason) […]

D’Artagnan Organic Chicken– Baked

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Last night I ate one of the best pieces of chicken of my life, if not the best.
When I came home from work, Jessica was standing over a freshly butchered chicken from D’Artagnan (as in ducks, not Dumas). We had never tried one of their items before, and we were eager to see if […]