Articles posted in ‘American and New American’

Brunch at August

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sara and I met up for brunch at August August, a cute little place with a big powerful wood oven. Naturally, we wanted the Wood Oven Baked Eggs En Cocotte, but needed help deciding between 4 flavors. Our waiter recommended Alsatian: bacon, onions, and creme fraiche, which I loved. The caramelized onions were so sweet, […]

Brunch at Compass

Monday, October 27, 2008

Compass Compass serves a lavish and filling brunch. It’s set up as a pre-fix where each person chooses their entree and several starters and desserts are served for the table. First, a basket of cornbread, chocolate chip crumb muffins, and a cinnamon bun arrives. The cornbread had too much baking powder or soda which leaves […]

Saul Restaurant

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Lon had a day off yesterday so we decided to make the trek out to Brooklyn to try Saul Restaurant Saul Restaurant. Chef and Owner, Saul Bolton has worked at places like Bouley and Le Bernardin, so expectations were set high. The space is simple and modest, almost boring, but the food does shine.
An […]

BLT Fish – a Second Visit

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I’m scared for all the restaurants these days. With the current economy, I think we’ll be seeing a lot of great places close. On Friday afternoon, we called BLT Fish BLT Fish to get a reservation for that evening and it was no problem. I don’t think that would have been the case 6 months […]

Hot Doug’s

Sunday, September 28, 2008

We waited on a 40 minute (roughly) line to eat at Hot Doug’s Hot Doug’s, a kitschy place with a pretty impressive menu. Doug’s offers lots of different meats (one vegetarian dog) and several toppings and a wide range of prices. Of course we wanted to try the Chicago-style Dog with “everything” (pickle, relish, […]

Walker Brothers The Original Pancake House

Friday, September 26, 2008

Several years ago my family and I attempted to share breakfast together at Walker Brothers The Original Pancake House in Wilmette, IL Walker Brothers. After a fiasco there (long story) we ended up elsewhere and I didn’t get my pancakes. During this trip, it was critical that we eat some of those famous […]

Smokey Bones

Sunday, September 14, 2008

For Lon’s mom’s birthday, we went to Smokey Bones Smokey Bones, a chain scattered throughout the Eastern United States. I had never heard of this large barbeque joint (that looks like an over-sized sports bar) and they have probably never seen an Asian before. Yet, they were filled causing a wait at 5:25 pm on […]

Birthday Revisit to Wildwood Barbecue

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Do you remember our visit to Wildwood BBQ a few months ago? Well for Steve and my birthday today, a few of us went back again (after watching The Dark Knight, which was exceptional, albeit ridiculously long). Except for me and Jessica, it was everyone’s first visit. The food got the same […]

Steve & Yael’s Rehearsal Dinner at Friedman’s

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Steve, Lon’s best friend, is getting married tonight. The rehearsal dinner was held last night at Friedman’s Delicatessen Friedman’s Delicatessen. I absolutely loved the idea. Rehearsal dinners are predominately for out-of-town guests and what better way to greet out-of-towners than with a real NYC-style meal: kosher-style deli!
Lon enjoyed the potato latkes, although neither of us […]

One Fish, Two Fish

Friday, June 20, 2008

We missed Stephen’s birthday during our honeymoon so we had to celebrate as soon as we got back. We ended up in my old high school neighborhood, at One Fish Two Fish One Fish Two Fish. Wow, does the area look different. The restaurant feels spacious, which is a rare pleasure in Manhattan when you’re […]