Archive for March, 2007

Fornos Restaurant

Monday, March 19, 2007

After checking Mezzanine, in Newark, NJ, as a potential wedding location, Jessica, her parents, and I zipped a few blocks over to Fornos of Spain for lunch. I have to admit my expectations were pretty low, after all, it’s in a very commercial area of Newark. But I was wrong, I really enjoyed […]

Brooklyn Tourism – Dining

Monday, March 19, 2007

Last night Alex let me know about Dine In Brooklyn, sponsored by Brooklyn Tourism, American Express, and many others. Following in the foot steps of Manhattan’s restaurant week (which costs $24.07), restaurant-goers can enjoy three courses at these restaurants for $21.12. And if you use your AmEx card at two of these restaurants, […]

Agave (Restaurant)

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Yesterday, we celebrated Angela T.’s birthday via surprise party at Agave, a Southwestern joint on 7th Avenue, that has brunch. What we didn’t realize was we were about to also celebrate an amazingly arrogant attitude of the staff. This place is a thumbs down.
Jessica and I arrived first about five to noon, our […]


Saturday, March 17, 2007

In Chinatown on Wednesday, Jessica and I picked up a huge pile of mussels and mahogany clams, we’re talking about four pounds here– they were just so cheap, $6 total. Jess had just under a pound for dinner that night, while I went to Devi.
So Thursday night we made paella! While there are […]

Hint Water

Friday, March 16, 2007

Steve snapped this pic with his cameraphone yesterday. Hint is another in a series of water products with subtle flavors of fruits (and possibly other extracts) in them. Other existing drinks include Glaceau’s Fruit Water, Volvic’s Touch of Fruit, and Kraft’s Fruit2O. While I haven’t yet sampled Hint, I am not planning […]


Thursday, March 15, 2007

Last night I went to Boqueria with Steve and Charles (a new friend at Renegade Marketing). However, since there was a one hour wait and they don’t take reservations we moved onwards. Steve was there first so he called me to let me know– I was three blocks away. I whipped out […]


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

While Cakehenge is not the prettiest cake, I’ve ever seen, or honestly even close, it’s a fun idea and I’m glad home chefs are getting great Internet press!

Tredeau Pepper Mills

Monday, March 12, 2007

Yes, Finally! Several years ago, I was in the HBO cafeteria, eating with a friend who works there. The caf. is kind enough to have a great selection of condiments including the not common enough Tabasco. It also had the best pepper mill I had ever used. After a spot of […]

Fresh Ravioli

Saturday, March 10, 2007

For lunch today, I scrounged through the fridge and found three leftovers: the sauce from some spicy dduk bok-kee from Korean Grandma; tomato chutney (sweet & tangy from ginger and vinegar) I made to top some tilapia last Sunday; and plain macaroni I boiled a few days ago for my inside-out meatball experiment (which […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

Friday, March 9, 2007

An idea for dressing up basic chocolate chip cookies……
Use any basic chocolate chip cookie recipe and replace the chocolate chips with chopped bittersweet chocolate. Bake as per instructions and cool completely. Spread a thin layer of homemade or store-bought buttercream between each pair of cookies until all the cookies are cookie sandwiches.
I used a peanut […]