Friday, September 14, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
A few nights ago, I had a lovely evening, or as a lovely an evening a single girl sitting at the bar alone can have.
I had trekked down to SoHo to serve as some moral support for a friend, only to discover she had two other ladies on hand. But liking the ratio of 4 girls to 1 dude, I said my goodbyes and instead enjoyed a steak tartare, while flirting at the bar and nursing a cocktail or two.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
There was a deal on Gilt City where we got vouchers, and we went and got seven, which translated into 35 "entrees" plus a healthy smattering of drinks and appetizers.
We had maybe a dozen plus people join us, whereupon we split into teams and "attacked" the stands.
- blood orange donut
- maple glazed bacon sticks
Sadly no pictures. They came later when my fingers were too greasy and my mind too slow from the rapidly rising food coma to snap some shots.
Soon before departing however, we did see a spectacular sunset from our vantage point on Randall's Island.
We landed in Haewoondae, drawn by a quick web search that promised ox tongue BBQ, and chigae with tripe. We opted to just go with the ox tongue as the Bastard Consultant had been craving some Al Chigae, or spicy cod roe stew. Even if dining companions claim you can order whatever you want, it's really not that east to order pig's feet, tripe, sweetbreads, and cod roe stew amongst those of the more traditionally-inclined palate. I love a good bubbling pot of Al Chigae and was happy to oblige.
The ox tongue had a surprisingly meaty flavor and was quite nice dipped in an addictive salt, pepper, and sesame oil sauce. The roe in the chigae wasn't the best we have had, nor the worst, but the overall flavor of the stew was quite nice.
We saw other diners order big bubbling pans filled with noodles, kimchee, tofu and other tantalizing items. I hope I can come back soon with a large group to try them.
Haewoondae, 7532 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY