Summer time means waking up in a bed from your share house. If you are lucky, there are only two other people in there with you. Making your way to bathroom can be tricky as you might find yourself stepping on a sleeping body or two. Then you think, "If I can just wait until a few more people wake up, we can go to the Chut." "The Chut" is also known as Hampton Chutney Co. Yes, they have locations in Manhattan, but it isn't that same as squeezing into a picnic table with all your friends in the Amangansett Square. Fresh air, trees, and grass can be hard to come by in the city, so these mornings are to be cherished.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday! Full of turkey, we slept a little late this morning. Check back in a few for
I know you aren't sick of Cafe Gitane. That is impossible! Yes, we have had the avocado toast and the baked eggs. Those were fabulous, but we can't skip the baked pasta. This is a fancy, grown up way of saying mac and cheese. Plus, its Thanksgiving time and who doesn't want to indulge?
About a month ago I FINALLY made it to one of my favorite restaurants for brunch. I had eaten at Joseph Leonard a few time for dinner but never for the highly recommended brunch. The bustling and charming space has 7 tables that fill up fast. Get there early, on Saturdays and Sundays there is usually a line before the doors officially open. If you are more of late bird, have no fear, they serve food at the bar and then you get the added bonus of talking to amazingly friendly staff. Now, time for the food...
Beauty & Essex is one of those cool NYC spots that you want to reserve for when someone is in town. It doesn't hurt if that someone is Mom or Dad willing to pick up the bill. Walking down Essex, one of the less charming streets of New York, if you don't know what you are looking for the place is easily missed. The two story restaurant/club is hidden behind a small storefront set up as a pawn shop. Hint: look for the ruby red Dorothy slippers in the window.
Mary's Marvelous is nothing short of marvelous. Waking up on a Sunday morning in Amagansett you know you better get on over to the restaurant with the big, red ! before the line gets too long. After long Saturday nights, you can find solace in the abundance of baked goods, bagels, and breakfast sandwiches. This past summer I got into the habit of snagging a whole wheat maple scone for the Jitney ride back.
This post is a tribute to the late, Barmarche. I have mourned the closing of this restaurant as if it was a friend. RIP Barmarche.
I promised Southern dishes and here I give you Crook's Corner's Shrimp and Grits. Crook's Corner is one of the more well-known restaurants in Chapel Hill, NC. Are they the birth place for this Southern dish? Some say so. As far as my personal experience, this restaurant put Shrimp and Grit on the radar.
Congratulations! You made it to the weekend! It has been a great week here in Dallas, TX. One of the highlights was Sissy's Southern Kitchen. Get excited for some southern inspired dishes next week! Does anyone have any big plans for the weekend?
Sick of Nolita yet? No? Great! Here is another casual restaurant that is a nice pick for dinner or lunch. Whether your feet are about to stage a mutiny from shopping all around SoHo or you want a casual dinner, BarBossa is your answer.