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Friday, December 23, 2011

BATTERSBY on Smith and Degraw

This is an Anella cousin(greenpoint) and from this first taste, I want it to be my kissin' cousin. Warm, intimate and friendly. Bread that is foccacia like but more home-baked and sops up the ricotta spread with a crumpet-crusty-like lust. The scallops appear in a butter colored broth and they are naturally sweet and perfectly cooked...great wine list and beers on tap. Next time i will try the chestnut brandy after the tasting much to look forward to in the new year.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Fulton on Fulton street near williams is awfully loud

and awful. 45 minutes to get a salad and turkey burger. Do not say "need another minute to review menu"
because that will end your relationship with the wait person. Burger is mushy and caesar salad not worthy of its name....nothing to like here.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

RED FARM for dim sum delights

Lets go to Dim Sum Ago Nom Sunset no RED FARM on Hudson bet Charles and 10th st. I have been wanting to try it. The family deferred to Eric Eats...and now I am the hero.
Sophie was delighted by the joyous presentations...and we all loved the soupy dumplings and the sauteed

The eyes have it (crab)

pineapple salad

pork buns and the chive dumplings with corn and the fried crab and the vegi spring rolls in the shape of trees. Next time pastrami egg rolls...Bravo Shoenfeld and Charderow.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Zio @17w19st

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High energy, stellar service, and the freshest pasta...scallops wrapped in a crispy prosciutto-skin...a design

that blends style and art and a comfort you want on a Friday night. Many adults appear in charge and the wine list is very complete and reasonably priced.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

LITTLE NECK CLAM SHACK ...3av and carol st

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This could be in Maine but its not. On the edge of Park slope and the best description of 5 kinds of oysters and good chowder and great clam roll ...good beers and wines ..all in a shack with picnic tables on an urban street with a seaside shack time the lobster roll.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Chelsea Ristorante and the clean plate club

15st and 8 ave..before the Joyce recovering Danny and good friend Deborah and some of their friends ate before they watched dance and ate so fast that these were the only photos I got. However...they do attest to our hunger and delight with the branzino and chicken rollatine and the ravioli. Nice place.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

SAI THAI Kitchen new and best park slope Thai..sorry other Thai neighbors

Drunken noodle chicken

Cashew nut shrimp

Red curry with tofu

437 5th ave bet 8 and 9streets...The style of Moim and the taste of our Queens Thai memories. All three of us loved our choices:Shrimp pockets, crispy corn cakes, red curry with tofu , cashew nut shrimp with sticky rice, and drunken noodle chicken. No liquor license yet. Slow kitchen should speed up with experience and yet the charming tone of the staff makes waiting a peaceful experience.

seafood fried rice

shrimp and cashew with Tofu sans shrimp
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Weekend with bernie ,the salmon, fresh from Alaska via Seatle via Delta

salt and egg white encasement
That weekend  that we spent on Bald Head Island off the Carolina coast back when there was a TWA and it owned the Travel Channel and Arthur Frommer was the star we watched weekend with Bernie get filmed..Andrew McCarthy and others were clearly part of a low budget flop...that became a sleeper cult hit. And who can get that crazy sick dead flopping body treated as a prop after death out of their minds...oh its NOT it is.
               But now we turn to Daniel, recently encamped with a grand new job and car near the Pike Market and he conjures the kind of adventure that begins at the equally iconic Pike Market, where tossing large fish is as essential to Seattle's image as its needle or snow peaked mountain or the San Juan Islands as the empire state or statue of liberty is to ours.
                  Daniel obtains a salmon fresh from is tossed into a box and then his arms and then he goes to the airport and discusses what i assume wasn't more than a business class seat for his salmon...there are some logistical snags but the two arrive and the required preparation ingredients are obtained on the way from JFK and the prep begins. Mom Susan offers up a gazillion eggs for the salt packing and fresh Indian fenugreek for the sauce and alot of oranges lemons and limes(prettier  than when crushed)for the enlisted citrus man to slice and kosher salt in the kind of quantity that could have paved the flat track for a land speed record.
                  There was fresh grown tarragon...still growing in November in lush Bklyn...and the visitor was unboxed......clearly this dead fish was the gourmet prop to be named BERNIE...our weekend centerpiece
Recreating the couch scene from the Weekend at Bernies
No really this is how it was when I hooked it...gene splicing and fresh from the waters off silicon valley

Citrus man .
Bernie and new friend smile for the blog
decapitation caption
Daniel embrace his vision

The service is over..just a skeletal memory remains and a lingering taste of the most memorable salmon.

Fenugree sauce

Breaking away the salt crust

Next time we build a bigger oven so Bernie could  keep his head

...soon to be encrusted in a baked salt rock and served to more delight than the Bald Head Island revelers.