All art by Ryan Dunlavey Although I’ve only eaten at Dirt Candy twice, I feel a real affection for the restaurant. I fell in love with their stone ground grits on my first visit, and I have kept up with all of the doings related to the restaurant. After we wrote about the restaurant in
Note: This review is based on an advanced, uncorrected copy of the book, so if there are any major changes between now and the official publication I can’t account for them. Slight spoilers will follow, so if you want to read the book unsullied but still care what I think of it, you can skip
I was cat sitting for a friend over on Atlantic Ave, and at first I got my fill of banh mi from both Nicky’s and Hanco’s. Then I started to look for something else. I had passed by The Soul Spot a few times, and although vegetarians sometimes have a hard time eating at soul
I know the tradition for Jews is to eat Chinese food on Christmas, and I’ve done that before, but this year I didn’t have any plans. My friend Jeff and I were trying to find out what restaurants were open and had tables available, so we used Open Table to find out. There were only
Sometimes I think I’m kind of a grouch when it comes to eating. Why can’t I just enjoy a meal, especially when it’s free (as my meal at Barbounia was)? I think i often set my expectations too high. I wasn’t anticipating much when I first saw the menu at Barbounia, but then I read
I was speaking to my sister about her visit to Minneapolis when she mentioned she’d eaten vegetarian pho. I instantly became jealous — how come she could find vegetarian pho in Minnesota, while I live in freakin’ New York City and had never seen such a thing? I googled vegetarian pho in NYC and up
After trying a bite of the ricotta pound cake (with cranberries and orange whipped cream), Donny remarked that he thought it was “good, not great.” Although I liked this dessert a lot, “good, not great” pretty much summed up our entire dinner at Al Di La, a Park Slope neighborhood favorite.