Yes, this is a picture of a whole roasted suckling pig. No, I did not eat it all myself. A few weeks ago, I was invited by Cindy, a.k.a. Chubby Chinese Girl (who is in fact, far from chubby), to partake in a pig feast at The Breslin with some of her friends, which included bloggers Katie, Henry, and Addie.
Usually when I’m craving bagels near my house, it’s always a dilemma. Ess-A-Bagel or David’s Bagels? Well yesterday, the decision was made for me since David’s was closed. (Not permanently, they’re moving to a new location between 15th and 16th Street. As of yesterday, construction was still in the works.) At Ess-a-Bagel, I got my usual pumpernickel bagel with cream cheese and lox ($10.75). The huge bagels at Ess-a-Bagel are sometimes a tad bready, but yesterday my pumpernickel was perfect: crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside. The BF’s everything bagel ($1), on the other hand, was shaped like a ball. Still, when a bagel is still warm, it’s hard to complain. I gobbled up my bagel with some tomatoes, onions, and capers on the side. David did likewise. It was a good morning. MORE »
Since I moved to the East Village, I haven’t been going to Essex Street Market as much as I used to. So this weekend on an onion run, I was pleasantly surprised to find Boubouki, a small food stall specializing in Greek food, tucked behind the shelves of fruits and vegetables. [In case you want to know, I get my onions ($1/bag) at Viva Fruits & Vegetables.] The sweets on display were enticing, but having just eaten a good number of doughnuts at Wonder City Coffee & Doughnuts, I decided on the spanakopita (spinach pie; $4) made with sheep’s milk feta, spinach, and dill. Perhaps it was the dill, or perhaps it was the ratio of the feta to the spinach, but the pie tasted fresh and bright; two adjectives I normally don’t use to describe spanakopita. It made for a nice snack before dinner. Next time, I’ll save room for dessert. MORE »
As you may have noticed, I’ve been eating a lot of doughnuts lately. Why so doughnut-crazy you ask? Well, one reason is that all of a sudden, there are a lot of good doughnuts in New York. Case in point, around the corner of my apartment, early in the morning, The Brindle Room magically transforms into Wonder City Coffee & Doughnuts. MORE »