Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Local Brunch

I used to go to Brooklyn Label for brunch all the time, but after eating everything on the menu so many times it started to get boring.

But I missed it. This weekend I headed back for my favorite cold weather weekend drink -- the Mayan hot chocolate with pasilla chili and two shots of espresso.

Luckily they had a whole list of specials I hadn't seen before. Including fluffy ricotta pancakes with lemon sauce, fruit and powdered sugar. So good!

I'm thinking I might have to get another Mayan this weekend...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Summer Memories on Thanksgiving

This year our Thanksgiving table ended up looking like a big picnic!

Not that I'm complaining.

But it got me thinking about all the great summer meals I had that I never posted about. Like strawberry and crouton-topped panna cotta at Annella.

And eating caprese sandwiches in the park (from Lunchbox).

And frozen melon soup with champagne from Yo In Yo out.

Is it summer again yet?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Eds. Vs. Luke's

After watching the battle of NYC lobster restaurants on an episode of Food Feuds (Ed's won) I decided to test them out myself. I guess Michael Symon and I have a few differences of opinion, but both Ed's and Luke's serve very decent lobster rolls.

For a quick analysis:

Ed's is:
-Twice as big
-Twice as expensive
-Lots more mayo
-Includes shredded tail meat
-Tastes more lemon-y than lobster-y

Luke's is:
-Smaller and cheaper
-More Maine-authentic (claws only)
-Includes a combo with a soda
-Purer in taste

For something quick, the Urban Lobster Shack is always ok. It's more in Ed's camp in terms of style. And only $10!

Alright, so none of these are even close to Lobster in the Rough, but I gotta get through the next few months of fall and winter somehow.

Luke's Lobster Bar
93 E. 7th St.

Ed's Lobster Bar
222 Lafayette St.

Urban Lobster Shack
805 Third Ave

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Prune for Brunch

Prune has one of the best burgers in the city, but they also have a pretty awesome brunch. Stewed chickpeas with fried poached eggs and buttered peasant bread -- better than pancakes, that's for sure.

54 E. 1st St.
New York, NY 10003

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sweet Things I Like

Chocolate macarons from Margo Patisserie...

Creme-filled donuts from Peter Pan Bakery...

... and super thick black and white cookies at No. 7 Sub!