Month: February 2020

Yellow Eye Bean & Two-Potato Cassoulet

Yellow Eye Bean & Two-Potato Cassoulet

As I wrote in my review of 232 Bleecker, I was enthralled with Chef Suzanne Cupps flavorings and textures. And so, I was on the hunt for recipes and I only came across one but it was perfect given the cold winter chill that New…

232 Bleecker

232 Bleecker

Observations from my first visit Only twice in my life have I been surprised about a PB & J iteration at a restaurant. The first time was about a year or so after Grant Achatz opened Alinea. The first course was a de-skinned grape (I…

New & Noteworthy (week of Feb. 24)

New & Noteworthy (week of Feb. 24)

While there are plenty of new restaurant openings, I have nothing to add to the list this week. I will say that I finally visited Suzanne Cupps’ 232 Bleecker and was really impressed. I am in midst of writing my observations which I hope to…

New & Noteworthy (week of Feb. 17)

New & Noteworthy (week of Feb. 17)

This week, I wanted to add a shout-out to Golden Diner for the recent review from Grub Street.  Sam Yoo’s east Chinatown/Two Bridges restaurant was on my list when it opened March, and again when dinner service began.  I finally made it there for lunch…

Pre-Workout Energy Bars

Pre-Workout Energy Bars

What to eat before working out in the morning? I am a fan of a blueberry cacao performance cereal from Brendan Brazier’s Thrive Energy Cookbook but even cereal can be bothersome. I also like an energy bar recipe from Ellie Krieger. I decided to mix-and-match…

Da Toscano

Da Toscano

Observations from my first visit Da Toscano marks Michael Toscano’s return to New York after closing Perla some half a decade ago. . . to the same address at 24 Minetta Lane. My visit came about a week or so since opening to the public. …

New & Noteworthy (week of Feb. 10)

New & Noteworthy (week of Feb. 10)

I have a weakness for really good roast chicken so while I appreciated Suzanne Cupps’ work at Untitled, I didn’t rush to add 232 Bleecker, the new sit-down restaurant from Dig (the Danny Meyers-backed group that owns the chain, Dig Inn).  Then this article from…

Thai Red Curry

Thai Red Curry

I try to build dishes from scratch most of the time but Thai curry is one time when a pre-made paste probably can’t be beat. The trick is finding the right one. I was shopping at Bangkok Center Grocery on Mosco Street in Chinatown and…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

This week, I am removing Anton’s from this list post Pete Wells’ review.  I don’t think Wells had to make a disclaimer that he is not a “normal person” because I too would be put off by inconsistencies from the kitchen as well as the…