Archive for July, 2009

Lon’s Ragu

Monday, July 20, 2009

A long time ago I worked in south Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay) in the back of a charity, in a small room that barely fit me and Theresa, a hardcore Italian-American. She was a great person, but had a harsh (typical Brooklyn) personality; she had a raspy voice and didn’t take BS from anyone; especially […]

Brunch at Macondo

Monday, July 20, 2009

We were driving on East Houston, heading for the Williamsburg bridge, when we spotted
Macondo 157 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002. I was drawn in by the laid back, yet hip feel of the place so we decided on a spontaneous brunch there. I sat at the front bar facing […]

L’arte del Gelato

Sunday, July 19, 2009

We don’t think very highly of gelato in NY, after being spoiled by the great gelato in Europe. I don’t think I would have tried
L’arte del Gelato 75 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10014 if I hadn’t seen a positive review by Yvo, The Feisty Foodie, which makes her this week’s […]

Lan Japanese Restaurant – Tasting Menu

Saturday, July 18, 2009

**Now Closed (updated 2/26/10)
It was almost exactly one year from the day I went to
Lan Japanese restaurant 56 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003 last. Even though it took a while to go back, returning is still the greatest compliment I can give a restaurant. The thing that I really wanted […]

Bao Noodles

Saturday, July 18, 2009

We were invited to
Bao Noodles 391 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10010 by their publicist, to a special tasting of some new menu items. We gave fair warning that the review would be honest, and I hope they noticed our candid style before inviting us. We got a nice window seat, […]

Avocado Squash

Friday, July 17, 2009

I first tried Avocado Squash from Yuno’s Farm (in the Union Sqaure Farmer’s Market) a few years ago, and it’s still the only place I’ve seen to sell avocado squash. I remember that they were doing a little demo and sauteed some avocado squash in olive oil with salt and pepper. I tried some and […]

Tim Horton’s vs. Dunkin’ Donuts

Friday, July 17, 2009

In case you haven’t heard, Tim Horton’s the mega chain from Canada, has taken over some Dunkin’ Donuts locations. My Canadian friends were all dying to hear my thoughts on it. I devised a genius plan. I was going to buy the same doughnuts from Tim Horton’s and Dunkin’ Donuts and do a side-by-side comparison […]

Try and Try Again

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I remember hating raw tomatoes as a kid. I loved tomato sauce, especially Bolognese, but I couldn’t understand why anyone would eat raw tomato. It was mealy, watery, mushy, and slightly sour all at the same time. Of course, I learned later on, after being convinced to try a good tomato, from my Aunt Sherry’s […]

Olave Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I got a bottle of Olave, extra virgin olive oil, as a departing gift at a press event for food products from Chile. This was a while back but we were still going through all the bottles of olive oil we got from Greece. We finally finished it all and got to open this […]

Wild Sockeye Salmon

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tim is from Vancouver and proud of his salmon, boasting all the time about how our Atlantic Salmon just can’t match up to his Pacific Salmon. So when he went home for a friend’s wedding, he lugged back some salmon in order to provide evidence of his claims.
There was two whole headless Sockeye.

The first night, […]