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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tanuki with Frankie and the Frankophiles

Nadine looks with pity on my blog but her foodiedom is grand like the volcanic Tanuki Tavern at the Ganzvoort hotel on 9av and little west 12st. Harry is so blown away by Nadine's multitasking ,he can only cover his face and dream of quiet days walking through the butternut squash fields of Armenia. For Frank and i they are Craig Claiborne's Franey (a duet version). They bring joy to the food parades in which we march. They order and take snap shots and even recall the history of a great running team by fashioning a nostalgic tea shirt. And they tout the rib something and the grilled cod on a magic box and the chicken meatballs and the pork belly and the california roll and the lobster theradorable. A little berry cake brings Frank close to carress the the juicy arrival.

dbgb 299 bowery matzo balls and baked alaska

Our combos could give you the heebee jeebees at the former cbgbs which is now the dbgb. But we we nephews and neices and grand nephew and neice in search of the "best matzo ball soup" and with tickets to Fela there was no time to wait for the dinner menu and the soup and besides i had a dinner appointment at Tanuki, So we had the oysters and the burgers and the pate and the flaming baked alaska...and then miracle of miracles...and jacks world class Canadian body checking the Matzo balls began caroming off the kitchen boards. Carli seemed ok with it all but Harrison(aka Harry Potter) thrived on the hubbub and would only have been happier if a zamboni had cleared the table. This place is fun ready and good food stocked even if you are not part of la familia wild bunch. After all this was the punk palace.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Mole.Squished in on a night of horizontal rain with warm results

Landmark Movie on Houston played "Broken Embraces" and mojitos and margaritas were required. Up the block to Allen and round the corner to Mole..strong Latin beat ,sugar cane stick and a five inch sprig of mint in a tall mojito. Guacamole bigger than the table ,poblano pepper and cheese tamal,grilled corn,pork eponymous,shrimp with peppers and onions. Mucho Gusto.. Grande comida and cinema...with karen and stuart who kindly watched me eat a crepe at Creperie ...for which none of us had room.. near Rivington where the rain dripped
from the extension cord and the Sabra chef called for help.We needed no help.
Restaurant Information

* Restaurant Name
* Overall
★★★☆ ☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Lower East Side / Mexican
* Street Address
205 Allen St., New York, NY 10014
* Phone
(212) 777-3200

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Lugo on a cold night with friends and a warm funny candle

Jim has headed the council of child welfare agencies for the State and likes meatballs. Jeremy
appreciates the value of an incongruous candle. Good food and wine and a waitress and her apprentice made this Italian restaurant a good waystation for wayward execs. The cannoli trio and
molten chocolate cake add fuel to the fire.
34st off 8th ave across from the ugly Penn Station and the ugly Madison Square Garden.