2012 Archive

Free Holiday Cookie Truck From Christina Tosi of Milk Bar

Milk Bar

Everyone loves a free cookie so this Saturday, Pastry Chef Christina Tosi of Milk Bar will be handing out free cookies along with her mom. They will roam around Manhattan and Brooklyn in a fancy Free Holiday Cookie Truck, thanks to American Express. Follow hashtag #AmexMakeMyDay for updates as times and locations may change.

11:00am to 11:45am – Stop 1: Central Park South – Columbus Circle
12:10pm to 12:55pm – Stop 2: Madison Square Park Area
1:20pm to 2:05pm – Stop 3: Union Square- 16th St & Union Sq West
2:30pm to 3:15pm – Stop 4: SoHo- Houston St & Greene St
3:40pm to 4:25pm – Stop 5: Williamsburg- Bedford Ave & North 7th St
4:50pm to 5:35pm – Stop 6: Fort Greene Park- Cumberland St & Dekalb Ave

Tsukemen Ramen At Minca

Tsukemen Ramen

How do you feel about dipping ramen? The kind of ramen that you eat like cold soba. That’s what I had at my most recent trip to Minca. The spicy tsukemen ramen was the kind of spicy that gave you a little bit of sweat, the refreshing kind. For an extra kick, it came with a small dish of kimchi. Dipping ramen lets you decide how much broth you want to drench your noodles in and you don’t have to worry about the ramen getting all soggy for sitting in the broth.

Minca 536 East 5th St, East Village

Fletcher’s, Hit And Miss

Fletcher's

I’ve kept a close eye on Fletcher’s, waiting for it to finally open. Having a BBQ joint just few blocks from your apartment is a pretty exciting thing though I’m also walking distance from Fort Reno.

One night, my friends and I decided to check out this newly opened place before getting drinks at Skylark. We walked into a pretty bare and boring looking place that I felt didn’t had much personality. But I was there for meat and not the decor. Sadly that night they were out of the char siu but had everything else. With the four of us, we decided to get a platter of all the meats (ribs, brisket and pork shoulder) plus 3 sides (mac n’cheese, beans and cucumber salad).

Both the brisket and pork shoulder were mighty good, tender and delicious. The ribs were a little dry and tough and while the beans and cucumber sides were good, I was quite disappointed with the mac n’cheese.

I will most definitely go back for more since I really want to try their char siu and heck, it’s only a few blocks from my apartment. If you’re like my friend, Scott, that cares more about brisket than anything then head on over to Fletcher’s.

– Fletcher’s 433 3rd Ave, Gowanus

Drink At Skylark Eat At The Good Fork

The Good Fork at Skylark

Many businesses are still affected by Hurricane Sandy and aren’t able to reopen. While some businesses are finding other ways to keep their restaurants/shops open as they try and bring some sort of normalcy back.

The Good Fork in Red Hook is still closed and the owners think that it’ll be another few months before they’re back. Though in the mean time they had started serving food at Skylark on 5th Ave and 11th St in Park Slope. I had heard about this partnership awhile back. The Good Fork wasn’t scheduled to take over the kitchen till much later but due to Hurricane Sandy, they were forced to start early. So if you were missing their famous pork and chives dumplings, head over to Skylark.

Skylark 477 5th Ave, Brooklyn

Bay Ridge Cares

Bay Ridge Cares

This past Wednesday I went down to St Mary’s Church in Bay Ridge to help out at the Bay Ridge Cares kitchen. I had no idea how the heck did we, just a handful of people, were able to churn out enough food to feed 800 people that day. But we did. It felt good to help. Check out some of the photos from that day and be sure to check out Occupy Sandy’s site or Bay Ridge Cares’ Facebook page for volunteering opportunities and info.

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Bay Ridge Cares Kitchen Needs You

Bay Ridge CaresAs you all may know, there are still much to be done here in NYC after getting hit by hurricane Sandy couple weeks ago and then the nor’easter last week.

There are quite a lot of ways one can do to help out, either donating cash or clothes or supplies or food or help clean up or simply spreading the word that there are many people still without electricity and heat.

Ever since the hurricane hit, Allison Robicelli has been tweeting valuable information and coordinating through all forms of social media to get help where they are needed the most. One of the big things that came out of her efforts was the start of the Bay Ridge Cares Serving Meals that Heal. Starting today, they will be collecting food and cooking hot meals for people in need. You can sign up at the Occupy Sandy website and put “BAY RIDGE
CARES” in the MISCELLANEOUS NOTES as there is no check box for Bay Ridge yet.

Please come out and help, especially if you know how to (safely) use a knife. They need people for Monday thru Saturday from 9a-1p, 1-5p, or full days. Bay Ridge Cares is located at Saint Mary and is on the corner of 81st and Ridge Blvd. in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

LA Eats: The Food Porn Edition

In-N-Out

I just came back from a 2 week time off in LA and it was FREAKING wonderful. Though it wasn’t all play. The first week I spent it with these guys (yes I was doing work) and the second week was a total tv on the couch time.

Besides eating burgers from In-N-Out and mom’s cooking, most of the meals I had were from places I have never been before. Luckily everything I ate during my 2 weeks in LA was mighty delicious.

Check out what I ate after the jump…
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