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Saturday, May 16, 2015

AL SEABU 383 5av park slope...this cant be around the corner

How can this class A restaurant with Malaysian red curries ,freshest oysters,crispy fish fillets and
shiny steamed veggies be around the corner. We are so lucky to be able to end a long week end at The Backyard with a great fig and blue cheese flat bread and a glass of wine in their outdoor space, walk across the street and have a super dinner..followed by a few steps home to watch a Swedish detective mystery on Netflicks...with each step and each bite the tensions of the work week seeped away.




Saturday, March 7, 2015

BRICOLAGE on an icy slope..5th av and degraw 11215

There were sheets of ice on the street Thursday and a friend took a fall...I slipped too but made it whole to a a new Viet restaurant which a found despite its newness to be a packed haven. A mention in the Times contributed to the surprising "Do you have reservations?" A seat at the bar was perfect as were the incongruous but sumptuous summer rolls and the veg noodles and shrimp and pork crepe. Cocktails
looked hip and professional and the chatter was not the kind that comes from the hard winter. This place seems too warm and promising for that.
Summer rolls with a hot pepper and peanut dip



Friday, February 27, 2015

OLIVIER 469 4AV PARK SLOPE {9st}

Early evening was quiet but patrons began arriving at 615


6 consumed $1 oysters
Curious to see this bistro near the 9st train station.
530pm  Fresh oysters for a dollar each. Excellent french white wine and a unique menu for the Slope. Small interior with intimacy and excellent lighting. Yet not crowded . Perhaps I will go back tonight for the poulet or skate or the cassoulet. Olivier worked previously at Tournesol in LIC......................We did return for the coq au vin and a beet salad and more..all good and worth making this a go to spot.
Beets and dried fruits and goat cheese



Olivier Bistro on Urbanspoon

Coq au vin

Monday, February 23, 2015

SCHNITZEL HAUS 7319 5 av and 73st

Chicken paprika mit spaetzel
 THIS WAS A REMINDER OF THE TRIANGLE HOFBRAU IN RIDGEWOOD AND EVEN A NEIGHBORHOOD LUCHOWS. A SINGER ON SUNDAY WHO WAS A JOY BUT SATURDAY THEY HAVE A BAND (UM PAH?)
THE POTATO PANCAKES WERE CRISP ON THE OUTSIDE AND HAD A FINELY GRATED INTERIOR.  THE BEERS INCLUDED GERMAN AND BELGIUM DRAFTS.
OLD SCHOOL AND
AND NEW DISCOVERY THAT I WILL RETURN TO FOR SAUERBRATEN AND SCHNITZEL.






onion rolls

potato pancakes

Warm potato salad



spaezel and gouda and fried onions



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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ellens Stardust Diner..guest entry by SOPHIE age 8

THE FOOD IS REALLY BAD BUT THE WAITERS STAND ON THE TABLES AND SING. IT IS WORTH GOING THERE BECAUSE THE ENTERTAINMENT IS SO GOOD. SO ALL AROUND DONT ORDER MUCH AT ELLENS STARDUST DINER!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

2 DUCK GOOSE 400 4th ave Park Slope...a Lawyer,a Roumanian, and a Hong Kong Chef create a sweet and not at all sour oasis

With all due respect 11215 lacked good Chinese food...til now. This hideaway across from a U Haul
sits in an area transitioning from commercial to residential/commercial. The setting is likable stark and warm from the vibe. And 4 particular foodies ate and drank good wine and a variety of small and larger dishes. Pickled radishes mixed with beets, and sweet and lush and thick and sour pork ...snap peas that snapped . Smoked tofu pleased the fussetarian. Noodles and pork had achieved evidence based chew
perfection. Verdejo and bottled beer met the beverage requirements.
             We started late (after Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray in ST Vincent  *****) but one in the crew decided to take a departing customer up on the ice cream tip...the result was generous and delightful...see below.  Next time I will trade up from the duck rice to the full monty Peking Duck.

                                                                                               

2 Duck Goose on Urbanspoon





Snap Peas and Greens


Wings so good they reminded me of the first time I ate buffalo wings....These were crisp and addictive

Surprise

Pork

Radish fans run

Duck rice

Front smoked tofu and back noodles

You haul yourself to 2DUCKS

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Winfields 106N high st Millville NJ ...where to eat near Dividing Creek

They bombed Bailey Town in 1943 so despite the fact that we were headed to the Baileys of Bailey town reunion we couldn't eat there or Dividing Creek where many of Jeanne's ancestors grew up. But we did find Winfield's near our motel and were delighted. The food and wine were top notch . A good red sauce and tasty pork in particular.


                               Bailey town became a practice artillery  and air bombing range for WW11...the museum on aviation nearby was worth a visit. Discovering Ariana Pashleys head stone was a thrill...first woman lighthouse keeper on The Delaware. Stories of one Scot,a Bailey, who operated his oyster boat solo added color to the family tree. Cousin Bob and other cousins told tales in the old community center with memorabilia dating back to the 1700s. This is more a family album entry than a food item ...but food and family go together like what the song described as" love and marriage" ...which in turn " go together like a horse and carriage"..."cant have one without the other"








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pork on barley and peas

What is singular for ravioli
Baileytown Mail boxes
Cousin Bob Bailey speaking in Dividing Creek

Its a wonderful life!
Jeanne discussing the Baileys and Pashleys