AboutEating my way through the Big Apple and around the world.
Always in favor of extraordinary flavor versus saving a few calories, I’m constantly seeking the best restaurants, recipes, and random little food finds. This blog chronicles my discoveries, most of which are located in New York City, the foodie heaven I am fortunate to call home.
I am an editor at Zagat, but all opinions on this blog are mine and have nothing to do with my employer.
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Talk about an experience—both culinary and culturally. Shopsin’s, a tiny (re: six tables and three bar stools) “general store” tucked away in the back of Essex Street Market, is where the notorious Kenny Shopsin serves up a 900-item brunch/lunch menu that seems straight from the mind of a four year old—or from mine.
French toast stuffed with s’mores. Mac ‘n cheese pancakes. A scramble that is more cheese than egg. Nutella milkshakes. Lord help me.
That mac ‘n cheese cake above—one of his most famous dishes—gets smothered in both hot sauce and syrup. Don’t ask, just eat.
This classic brunch spot is a consistent favorite of mine. From the cheddar scone the eggs benedict comes on, to the smoked salmon club with egg salad, to what my dad proclaims to be the best fried chicken he’s ever had, it’s brunch done right.
Last weekend I indulged in the Griddled Cheese Sandwich (it was one of those mornings—you know what I’m talking about). Piled with smoked bacon, cheddar, apples, and grain mustard, the sandwich was not only what the doctor ordered, but innovative, too. Definitely sure to be a repeat order. Happy weekend brunching!
Quite different from its Chinese restaurant neighbors, the new Bluebird Sky is a pocket-sized (re: hallway) coffee shop serving standard cafe fare. The food is nothing to write home about, but it’s fresh and tasty, and the sunny seating area makes for a great place to peruse the Sunday Times over lattes and pastries. Glad to have it as an option in the neighborhood. Above: tomato, avocado, and pico de gallo omelet.
Blue Cheese and Tomato Quiche, from Tisserie.
One of my favorite take-out joints in the city. The giant Union Square location shut down a few years back, but a tiny little outpost opened (conveniently) a block from my office, on 7th Avenue and 55th Street.
My go-to sandwich: Turkey and gouda, tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, and alfalfa sprouts with honey dijon mustard on a baguette.
Pichet Ong’s Village Tart, which opened earlier this year, is something right out of my jelly bean and gumdrop dreams. Honestly, it’s exactly what I want my house to look like someday. (That’s right, complete with a bakery counter up front.) It is just so darn charming that I can’t help but love it.
Pots of tea? Check. Gorgeous sugary treats displayed on antiquey cake stands? Check. It has everything this girl could want, but I’m still figuring out what role it’ll play in my life—coffee shop, bakery, brunch spot, cozy wine bar? Hopefully I can work on that this weekend.
Iced Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Cream, and a crazy awesome to-go tea cup with closable hole. Have you guys seen these? I was thoroughly amused.