Monthly Archive:: October 2012

Market Watch: The Hurricane Freak-Out Edition

The Windsor Terrace Greenmarket was more crowded than usual this morning. I assume it’s due to te impending arrival of Hurricane/Tropical Storm/Frankenstorm Sandy; people are stocking up on everything, including fresh vegetables. Hey, whatever gets more business to the Farmer’s Market is a good thing, I’d say. I decided to feature these Brussels sprouts on the stalk, because most people don’t realize that this is how they grow. There’s not really any difference in the flavor or anything, but when you’re buying fresh veggies you’re looking for something that has been touched as little as possible. That means carrots with the tops still attached; peas still in the pod; Brussels sprouts still on the stalk. Plus they look very dramatic.

Autumn At The New Amsterdam Market


The New Amsterdam Market, down by the South Street Seaport, is happening almost every Sunday on until the end of December. This is a great time of year to visit, and enjoy the fall weather and the view of the bridges. You may remember our friends at Lonestar Taco (see here); well they have a booth at the market, making tacos fresh to order. I got one of their Green Market tacos, in this case filled with butternut squash and cauliflower with a sweet and spicy sauce.

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Grub Street Food Festival 2012

I don’t have much to say about the Grub Street Food Festival — it was a beautiful day, there were lots of people, and I ate way too much food. Please to enjoy the slideshow above.

The Big Gay Ice Cream Invades LA

Big Gay Ice Cream LA

I’m in LA, tagging along with the Big Gay Ice Cream guys with special guest Fany Gerson of La Newyorkina. It’s gonna be an awesome week and hopefully my LA friends will come out to hang and eat some tasty sweets!

Also while chilling at Duff Goldman’s new cake shop (Duff’s Cake Mix), I finally met my tv crush (Anna)!

Below is their schedule. Be sure to check their Twitter for up-to-date info, in case of possible location/time changes.

10/23 TUESDAY
Duff’s Cake Mix 2:00-5:00pm
8302 Melrose Avenue @ N. Sweetzer Ave (map)

Kogi BBQ route 6:00-9:00pm
14209 Ventura Blvd @ Calhoun Ave, Sherman Oaks (map)

10/24 WEDNESDAY
Kogi BBQ route 11:30am-2:30pm
Yahoo! Center, Broadway & 26th St, Santa Monica (map)

Heath Ceramics 4:00-7:00pm
7525 Beverly Blvd @ Sierra Bonita Ave (map)

10/25 THURSDAY
World of Wonder Productions 12:00-4:00pm
6650 Hollywood Blvd @ N. Cherokee Ave, Hollywood CA, alleyway (map)

Graffiti Sublime Coffee Bar 5:00-8:00pm
180 S. La Brea Ave @ W. 2nd St, LA CA, parking lot (map)

Studio of Environmental Architecture 9:00-11:00pm
57 Market Street btw Pacific and Speeday, Venice (map)

10/26 FRIDAY
Private Event 12:00-2:00pm

Duff’s Cake Mix 3:00-4:30pm
8302 Melrose Avenue @ N. Sweetzer Ave (map)

Animal Restaurant 6:30-11:00pm
435 N. Fairfax, LA CA, parking at lot at Rosewood Ave (map)

10/27 SATURDAY
Susan Feniger’s Street 12:00-3:00pm
742 N Highland Ave @ Waring Ave (map)

Faultline Bar 8:00pm-11:00pm
4216 Melrose Ave @ N. Vermont Ave (map)

Village Voice Brooklyn Pour

Village Voice Brooklyn Pour

We all know Village Voice throws some great events (Choice Eats, Choice Streets), so I was pretty excited to attend my first Village Voice Brooklyn Pour. Held at One Hanson (the bank tower where Brooklyn Flea happens during the winter time), every nook and crack of the place were filled with breweries and beers. Breweries like Sixpoint, Brooklyn Brewery, Asahi Beer, Sly Fox Beer and many I haven’t heard of like…. Harlem Brewing Company and Innis & Gunn.

Check out some photos from that day and a list of beers I love to try again….
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No Name Bar Now Serving Thai Food

No Name Bar, Thai food

Last time I went to No Name Bar in Greenpoint for dinner, I was still enjoying the chili sesame noodles made by Lindsay Salminen. Though just a short two months later I found out she was no longer there and that the kitchen in the downstairs area is now serving Thai food. Obviously I was sad about this. Where am I suppose to have my chili sesame noodles now?

I wasn’t planning on checking out the new Thai spot till later but out of town friends wanted something light after a week of “too much meat” and so I suggested we try it out.

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Market Watch: Sweet Dumpling Squash

I guess I can’t deny that it’s fall anymore. There were several varieties of squash at the Farmer’s Market this morning; along with the usual butternut and acorn squashes, there were these little sweet dumplings. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten them before, but according to the internet they are good for stuffing and baking.