Desserts & Bakeries
Southern & Soul
Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens
Lower East Side
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
NEIGHBORHOOD: Meatpacking District, West Village
355 West 14th St. at 9th Ave
Last week Seth turned 24, and I thought it was appropriate to celebrate with $24 pasta. Scarpetta made some noise when it arrived on the restaurant scene in the summer of 2008 — Adam Platt called it "priestly" — but I haven't heard much about it since, most likely because it's pricey and is consistently packed with white haired couples and their grown children. Seriously, Scarpetta is the place to take your parents (and their parents) when they're in town to see Rain next month. But if an older checkbook isn't going to front the bill, it's a great celebratory destination worth the spend.CONT'D
Posted in FOOD on November 23, 2010 1:14pm by Jena Steinbach | 109 comments
November 19, 2010
This meal was so simple and so delicious and so cheap and resulted in such great glamour shots that we felt obligated to share it will all of you. I'll make this brief.
What you'll need:
For the Meat
Ground pork and beef
For Mario Batali's Basic Tomato Sauce:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Spanish onion diced
4 garlic cloves peeled and thinly sliced
3 tbsp chopped fresh thyme (or 1 tbsp dried)
2 (28 oz) can crushed San Marzano tomatoes (Batali says whole but crushed is way better, have faith, and only use San Marzano)
1/2 medium carrot finely grated
basil, for garnish
What to do for the meatballs:
Posted in FOOD on November 19, 2010 4:17pm by Jena Steinbach | 22 comments
CUISINE: Health Food
NEIGHBORHOOD: East Village, Greenwich Village, Soho
210 Sixth Ave. | 28 E. 13th. | 326 E. 6th
I am about to spill a treasured secret of my food-loving soul. After this review, there is no going back: I am going to reveal something B-I-G. Ready? Let’s get intimate.
I like health food. Like, I really, really, really like health food. I voluntarily eat things like tempeh and I use stevia extract in my coffee instead of sugar and I just have this thing for whole grains. Kale is my BFF.
Given this confession, can we still be friends?*
Posted in FOOD on November 15, 2010 7:43am by Rachel Hochhauser | 105 comments
CUISINE: American (New), French, Fusion
NEIGHBORHOOD: Upper East Side
photo from nicknamemicket
I’m back from hiatus after a dinner at Café Boulud — because there’s nothing like some white tablecloths to get a girl in the mood…for food writing.
A word to our gentleman readers: do not take a girl here on a date. Unless you are already retired, have taken to wearing sweater vests, and your lady friend has helmet hair and a Chanel purse that debuted in 1986, you will feel out of place.
A word to our foodie readers: If you like good food — the type where things come in towers and there are elaborate swirls of sauce spiraling outwards from a pristinely-plated dish — Boulud’s is where it’s at. But you already knew that.
Posted in FOOD on November 12, 2010 9:16am by Rachel Hochhauser | 74 comments
CUISINE: American (New), American (Traditional), Italian
NEIGHBORHOOD: Lower East Side
Photo Courtesy of The Meatball Shop
84 Stanton St.
A menu honoring the meatball where nothing exceeds $9? Yes and yes. It took us a while to brave the lines at Meatball Shop; the average wait is two hours and an inside source confirmed that two hours is actually the maximum time sentence the hosts are allowed to assign, meaning its often longer than that. Wowza. CONT'D
Posted in FOOD on November 11, 2010 8:55am by Jena Steinbach | 57 comments
We are young (early 20's) and hungry (for knowledge! music! art! food!) friends living on (or in areas which border) Manhattan. We moved to the city seeking higher education, and an alternative to frat parties and gin buckets. We prefer a bottle of Chianti to a keg, lunches at City Bakery to a dining hall, Joe's to Starbucks, Frankie's Amatriciana to Batali's. Our uniting factor is our love for food. For detailed, personal information, keep reading.
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