Sunday, May 17, 2015

Heads -- I win, Tails -- You lose

You can't lose w/ the "Jersey Style" fried anchovies at Bon Chovie's Smorgasburg outpost. These crispy critters are lightly breaded and deep fried whole. You crunch through these suckers bones and all, like a fucking savage from Perth Amboy. A side of sweet pickled peppers, and smoked paprika mayo shake it up w/ some welcomed tang to balance the experience. 

There are a lot of edible options at Smorgasburg, but I guarantee these will have you wild in the streets. 

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Crepe'n on a Come Up

The name "mille crêpes" implies a thousand layers, but I count closer to twenty. Semantics aside, this curious confection is an edible work of art. Alternating layers of chewy crepes are suspended in a rich French cream. The green tea variety really rang my bell, but there are a bunch of different flavors, including chocolate, strawberry, and even chestnut. I'd say try them all, but at $8 a slice, you might want to choose wisely!  Lady M Confections, 41 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Not the first thing that comes to mind when someone asks how you like your eggs. The cleverly named "egg cubed" is a deviled egg, topped with sea urchin roe (on the left) and salmon roe (on the right). Visually striking and fun to eat, I'd recommend this curious consumable to anyone visiting the Bay Area.  Urchin Bistrot, 584 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Food Bazaar Alert!


I hope you guys were able to make it! Great weather, great food, and the lines weren't all that bad. There's still an hour left!! GO!!


I've been routinely attending the Masjid al-Hikmah food bazaar since Dave Cook over at Eating in Translation put me on to it over five years ago. I'm not sure if they're "catching on," or if I'm just becoming more aware of their presence, but these transient taste treats are certainly occurring with more frequency. Masjid al-Hikmah hosts a sizable outdoor event on the 1st Sunday of each month between May and September.  Smaller events pop up at other community centers throughout Queens, but those are more difficult to forecast.

Indonesian Food Bazaar
Sunday, May 3, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Masjid al-Hikmah Mosque
48-01 31st Ave. (at 48th St.), Astoria, Queens

If you didn't have anything to do this Sunday afternoon, now you do!! -- you're welcome!

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