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Sunday, February 10, 2019

HAENYEO 239 FIFTH AVE AND CAROL ST...NEW PARK SLOPE KOREAN RESTAURANT

RED LEAF SALAD WITH PERILLA DRESSING
 LAST YEAR THIS RESTAURANT PREVIEWED ITS FOOD AT PROSPECT HALL FOOD FAIR. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR IT TO REPLACE A BAKERY EVER SINCE.
WAIT NO MORE...EXCEPT FOR A TABLE WHEN IT CATCHES ON...OR MY NEIGHBORS MORE ACCURATELY CATCH ON. THE BIBIMBOP WAS LIKE A KOREAN SPICED PAELLA.....THE FISH STEW WAS FILLED WITH ALL THE SEAS TASTY CREATURES AND THE SOUPY BROTHIE LIQUID WAS BEYOND THE BEST I HAVE HAD. THANK GOODNESS FOR THE TOASTED BAGUETTE TO PROLONG THE JOY. 

BIBIMBOB WITH TOFU

BOUILLABAISSE

Saturday, November 24, 2018

ABCv . 38 E19 ST MANHATTAN

I HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT VEGOPPRESSION BEFORE. "WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR A VEGETARIAN"...'I WILL SURPRISE YOU"...IF I SAID I LIKED MEAT WOULD YOU SURPRISE ME?

Well the good news is about more veggie options. I am not a vegetarian but Jeanne is. And she should have a good TG dinner. ABCv  (V FOR VEGAN)to the rescue .[.Don't feel bad for me because Frank ,Kristen, and Lizzie
dropped off a full turkey dinner.]

And some of my short term diet needs and the high end quality at ABC hardly made this a sacrifice...au cont rare it was a treat. like the cherry apple pie

pie
This is Jean Georges place and having taken a cooking
 lesson with this genius ,I knew it would be swell.


Roasted cabbage


kombucha sangria and foccacia
focc

carrot and pea puree


I knew this would be special.  I had a Tumeric Elixir and liked it and lemon verbena tea which my horticulturist told me was an  herb.There was a Guiness- sized mushroom dish and mashed potatoes too. Plenty.
oh... and the bill!!! 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

PIATTO 1-50 50AV LIC

GO BEFORE AMAZON FILLS THE SEATS FOR PIZZA,PASTA,WINE,AND THE VIEW OF MANHATTAN. AND GO FOR THE LOBSTER RAVIOLI AND THE TUNA IN LEMON SAUCE WITH MIXED FALL VEGGIES.  OR THE SALMON AND WINES WERE REASONABLY PRICED. PLEASANT STAFF,EFFICIENT SERVICE, CASUAL DRESS. CONVINCED YET? LOOK AT THE LAST PHOTO.
LOBSTER RAVIOLI

SALMON

TUNA IN LEMON SAUCE

THE VIEW

Saturday, June 9, 2018

TICONDEROGA CLUB GROG STREET MARKET...ATLANTA

turnips


"Where are you from? " the waiter asked as the locals leaned in.  "BKLN... I was in Marietta in 1968...that make me a local?" They nodded yes.
1968 . last visit to Atlanta


    • soft shell crab
KROG SREET MARKET WAS A "WORTHIT "WALK FROM OUR HOTEL.  After a more than worthit gathering at The Carter Center with The Doris Duke Foundation a quiet dinner was in order.
The market was only partially opened on a Monday but Ticonderoga Club was hidden and open.
Rustic and friendly with a neighborhood feel. The tempura soft shell crab in shrimp sauce over peanuts, snow pea tips, and noodles soaked with papaya and mango was crisp . A side of turnips was good enough to take home if I were closer to home.  My last visit to Atlanta was in 1968 (a story for a different blog). My next visit won't wait that long...and when I go ...I will go back to my club.


Sunday, March 18, 2018

TERRE 341 5TH AVE PARK SLOPE (3RD ST)

OUT of L'Abero Dei Gelato a slow food cafe featuring panini has come Terre...a full menu Italian restaurant filled with charm and flavor. With romantic candle lit ambiance and a menu of unusual organic wines and flavors of Umbria and Rome unfold. The gnocchi was basil rich and the texture was airy. Full disclosure this is close to home and convenience matters. But it also close to Italia and close to perfection.
Shishito Peppers
gnocchi

prosciutto
grilled radicchio
Endive and Apple salad






Sunday, February 18, 2018

LA VARA COMIDA CASERA...268 CLINTON ST BK

The snow flakes fluttered as an overlay on the window sparkles after a brief wait for the doors to open on this brownstone street. Kind informed service by a team lead by Meagan began immediately with the bartender's tending to the table wobble without any signal from us. Ambiance? La Vara!
"Tapas" tells only part of the story.  A white wine ..Martinsancho and red sangria perfecta...fried olive amuse..citrus olives..spicy garbanzo fritos cut the hunger and chill. THEN THE CRESCENDO STARTS....Croqueta jambon ,Gurullos pasta...Spanish shrimp... and a lush grain salad...onion and blue cheese flat bread...cymbals
and snare drums!  I had previously tasted olive oil cake but this was our first olive ice cream sprinkled with course salt, but combined with a long walk and a catch up talk with Jeanne and a used book store stop...it came as close as a dining experience could get to neutralizing the  week's residue.

Best sangria


Fritos


Pasta

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Rachels and Chela changed places in a magic act. Go to 408 5th AV for the shazam

Tex Mex Rachel's was exceedingly casual but the Tex Mex food overlapped with their Tortilla house a few doors away..so they did the Abracadabra Mexican-style and moved on up.to classic upscale but affordable   Superb Duck Mole with pomegranate ....and wines less Frat house jug like than the Rachel's choices .... and more carefully chosen.  And the Margaritas have had an upgrade as well. An amuse bouche chicken soup in a small cup packed  a kick.  Supreme guacamole  and salsa with warm double layered chips.The tricks extend to the decor with Rachel's skeleton but after it bulked up on style . Earnest and cordial staff who all seemed to be as glad to be there as we were. Hola!
Chela !
Guac and salsa and warm chips

rice and beans


Duck mole
Veg enchilada