Archive for May, 2008

Street Fair Food

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Street Fair Food has really deteriorated in the last 10 years and it’s become much more expensive. These days, it’s horrible bubble tea, dry shish kebabs and over-cooked chicken, cold falafels, bland Thai food, not-so-delicate crepes, and greasy Cuban or Dominican, repeated street after street. I rarely see the giant smoked turkey legs anymore, and […]

College Eats

Sunday, May 25, 2008

When I first moved out from my mom’s house I was about 17 and getting ready to start college. It was my first time paying rent and I was hungry! Health or weight were not factors in my diet, just quantity and price (read: cheap). Ease of cooking and flavor were secondary […]

NYC Calories Regulations Backfires for Cold Stone

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Earlier today (while working on the Jelly Belly post) I was browsing around Cold Stone Creamery’s web site and looked for nutritional information. It wasn’t particularly easy to find. After some clicking, the FAQ page had a link to the “Nutritional Information/Ingredient” page. Guess what, that’s not it. That page is several […]

Jelly Belly & Cold Stone Join Forces to Make me Fat

Saturday, May 24, 2008

In order to compensate for offering flavors like vomit, skunk spray, and rotten egg, Jelly Belly has swung all the way to the other side of the deliciousness scale with a co-branded offering along side Cold Stone Creamery. The new beans come in five flavors that any cream head will recognize: Chocolate Devotion, Birthday […]

Moroccan Spiced Meatloaf

Friday, May 23, 2008

Inspired by the nicely spiced lamb meatballs at Alta, I decided to make Moroccan Spiced Meatloaf. Lon happens to love meatloaf and the last time I made it, he raved. I love when he loves my food so I thought this would be a good shot and I think this one beat the last one!

Sushi Yasuda – A Quick Quickie #11

Thursday, May 22, 2008

We brought my mom to Sushi Yasuda this time and she loved every bite! No surprise here. I still love every bite of all my favorites, week after week. Tonight, Chef Tomura told me they had 4 types of Uni available and gave me a piece of California Uni (which I had on my 3rd […]


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Alta Alta has been on my list of places I want to try for a while. Finally made it over there!
The space is cozy and inviting, the upstairs is more romantic. The menu is set up tapas style and has the longest selection I’ve seen so far. We started with three recommendations from the […]

Copper River Salmon

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

We first encountered Copper River Salmon last year, and I’ve been waiting for it to come back into season since! It is like salmon on crack and the season only lasts a few weeks so I want to make sure I catch it. It seems to be a bit late this year but it looks […]

I <3 Za'atar

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I’ve had Za’atar, a Middle Eastern Spice Mixture, at restaurants before and I love, love, love it! I just found out that one of the ingredients for Za’atar is sumac, that new spice I just bought at SOS Chefs. What a great coincidence! The recipe is so easy, you’ve got to try it. You’ll thank […]

Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen

Monday, May 19, 2008

I’m so happy to have found Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen by my parents house in Forest Hills. The somewhat eclectic menu seems to take French and Italian inspirations and just focuses on making simple food correctly. The formula pleased us all (my mom, dad, brother, Lon, and […]