Wednesday, October 16, 2013

me and julie in boston

Oldies but goodies from a trip to Boston several months back. Good weather and lots of tasty treats! Again, bonding over foodventures. We've got a lobster roll from James Hook & Co., fancy shmancey dinner at the Eastern Standard in celebration of my promotion at work (was that the occasion? I can't remember anymore), cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes!



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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

a woman of many skills

I've got a backlog of photos that need to be posted here, but for now I'll share just these two, which I'm quite proud of, as I think they demonstrate my food styling skills, not to mention my iPhone picture taking skills.

The first photo is from Labor Day weekend, which I spent at home in Georgia. One of my family's greatest talents is tea time. We have a small collection of teapots and teacups which we use to brew different Chinese herbal teas. We also have a pastry slash Chinese bakery addiction, as seen below. We love our tea time! It's the most wonderful time of the year (or weekend really)!

The second photo is from our company dinner at Woodland in Brooklyn. We had lots of little plates to share, such as a charcuterie plate, which included a rabbit pâté, as well as different types of meat and cheese. Actually, now that I think about it, the food isn't all that memorable because I can't for the life of me recall anything else I ate... Mostly I remember the terrible cocktail I had: a "new" old fashioned, made up of whiskey and champagne... or was it wine? Either way, just a terrible, terrible drink. It was a fun night though. I got to talk to some of my co-workers in a more laid back atmosphere, which was good.

Look forward to more posts soon!



Tuesday, August 20, 2013

new york city restaurant week - perilla

Restaurant Week ran in New York City from July 22 through August 16. There were a bunch of places I really wanted to try out, but sadly most of the ones on my list were only running specials for lunch Monday through Friday. Alas. The woes of working deep in the bowels of Brooklyn.

However, I did have the opportunity to dine at Perilla in the West Village with my high school friend Isabel and her college friend Susan. They had a really delicious prix fixe menu, featuring a selection of appetizers, mains, and desserts.

I think we each ended up ordering the exact same thing: mussels to start, followed by a roast chicken with either a peach or apricot glaze, a small loaf bread for dessert with some sort of consommé on the side.  (Can you tell it's been a while since I ate here?) We also shared some sort of duck meatball side dish with cipollini onions and mozzarella and some other flavors. And to round everything off, the waiter brought us little chocolate cookies topped with sea salt sprinkled on top.

Seriously yummy meal. I don't consider myself a New Yorker by any stretch of the imagination, but once in a while I catch myself in these "New York" moments, and this dinner felt like one of them.




Tuesday, August 6, 2013

bonding through food

Julie came to visit me in New York back in the middle of July. As we are wont to do, we embarked on many foodventures. For example, we went back to Burger Bistro. We had a breakfast picnic in Washington Square Park. We had lots of snacks.

Here is some photographic evidence:



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And some more foodventures that we've shared over the past few months, prior to that... because when it comes to bonding through sisterly activities, we're a little bit predictable.



Monday, June 17, 2013

the burger bistro

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When Julie was here – weeks and weeks ago now... this is a very late post – we had dinner at the Burger Bistro in Bay Ridge (also located in Park Slope and the Upper East Side). I freaking love this place and wish I still lived as close to it as I used to. Make-your-own burger menus, fries, tater tots (we love our totz), and ICE CREAM SANDWICHES. Not to mention local sodas that come in fancy bottles and in flavors like "ginger root" and whatnot. Ahhh.