Archive for May, 2007

Wild Salmon Ain’t No Farm Raised Fish

Sunday, May 20, 2007

UPDATE (1/29/08): WILD SALMON is now closed.
My parents wanted to take me out to dinner for my birthday so I chose Jeffrey Chodorow’s new place Wild Salmon. It took over the location of English is Italian and looks pretty much the same only they’ve added copper-colored fish, dangling from the ceiling.
We asked for some bread […]


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Last week Travis, recently back from Argentina, sat next to me drinking a distinctively scented beverage. Literally poking my nose where it doesn’t belong I inhaled deeply and then asked about his drink. He informed me that it was maté. I had heard of this tea, but never tried it. Generously, […]

Petite Abeille

Friday, May 18, 2007

After a meeting with John Davis of Creative Edge Parties, Roger and I headed to the Petite Abeille Petite Abeille on Hudson Street for lunch. It’s a tiny location with seating for only about 12-15 people. The kitchen is just behind a counter and fully visible to anyone inside the restaurant.
We started with some mussels, […]

A Quick Snack at Galil Moroccan

Friday, May 18, 2007

Sometimes you want a hot beverage to chat over, and in that case Starbucks can be your savior– due to their comfy furniture, not due to their burnt, nasty coffee or overly sweet drinks. So when Bill and I were looking for a place to sit and chat after watching Regis Philbin interview Don […]

California Pizza Kitchen

Friday, May 18, 2007

There are few better locations for a moderate-level chain to open than in Upper Murray Hill. So when the folks over at California Pizza Kitchen decided to open a huge restaurant on Park Avenue South and 30th Street, they made a wise choice. The location is filled with various companies ranging from small […]

Saving the Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie

Friday, May 18, 2007

Wanting to make cookies one night, I looked for a recipe that would use the ingredients I had at the time. I found a Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie recipe on that had good reviews. I mixed up the batter and started baking them. They came out looking way too dark but tasted good so […]

Friend of What Farmer?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I’ve been hearing about Friend of a Farmer from people here and there so I had been meaning to try it. After seeing the not-moving enormous line at Shake Shack, we decided to find another spot with outdoor seating (since Ice was with us).
I thought we were so lucky to finally get seats at this […]

Wu Liang Ye: Authentic Szechuan

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Being with Jessica has many advantages. One of these is eating with her folks. Her mom is a wonderful foodie who unlike some traditional Chinese people, is willing to try all cuisines. I was particularly happy when she was quick to recommend the hot dog-bread snack available throughout Europe on our trip […]

Hungry and Frustrated: FoodStamps

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Speaking of mayhem! NY1’s NY1: Top Story about Queens Councilman Eric Gioia trying to live on food stamps really exposes the chaotic way our welfare-related policies are structured. The story basically says that Gioia couldn’t live on the $28 worth of food stamps, which is the average amount alloted (although it doesn’t say […]

Finally, Printable Food!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Sal and I were joking about how cool it would be to be able to print ourselves some Krispy Kreme doughnuts– and how whomever invented that technology would be an instant billionaire! Well, the guys over at Evil Mad Scientist haven’t made exactly that, but they’re well on their way with the 3D Sugar […]