My friends and I recently played tourist through New York City, and we stumbled upon a great eatery for brunch called, Cafe Tallulah, click here to view the restaurant website. This place made me think I was playing tourist in Paris. We ate in the dining […]
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I recently took a quick ride to Jersey City for the Project Eats event. Project Eats is a family friendly, outdoor food truck and food vendor event. After a great workout at the gym, I enjoyed a few tasty bites at the Project Eats Event. This […]
Am I the only one that feels like a great meal is incomplete without something sweet, like ice cream? The other night after an awesome meal at a cookout in Mount Vernon, I reluctantly asked my friend if we could take a detour on our trip back to Jersey from Mount Vernon, NY. Most people in NJ and NY believe that traveling to one or the other is like crossing a country border. So, asking her to take a detour is like asking someone to take a 2 hour detour on a 8 hour road trip. Luckily she is a foodie too, and will travel for food.
10Below is an awesome hidden gem of an ice cream shop in the East Village on St. Marks Place, but it is not like any ice cream shop that I have visited before. We have all seen the Facebook videos of the people making ice cream from the ice cream base and mixing in the fresh toppings on a freezing cold “burner” (advanced cold plate) and rolling up the strips of ice cream and finally placing them in a cup to make a cute little bouquet of ice cream rolls topped with what ever you can dream up.
I ordered the “Strawberry Shawty”. When I ordered it, the guy confirmed with me that I ordered the “Strawberry Shorty”, and I quickly teased him and corrected him “I ordered the Strawberry Shawty, you named it that not me, call it what you named it”. The Strawberry Shawty is made up very simply, with the vanilla ice cream base, strawberries and graham crackers, I had granola whipped cream and strawberries as my toppings. 10Below have several locations sprinkled through NYC, but I hear the guys behind this project are crossing a few state lines to open more locations for 10Below, so look for one in your neck of the woods, with this winning concept, I have 4 words, “move over Baskin Robbins”, and three more “Cold Stone who?”
Before I get to the video links and picture of my Strawberry Shawty, let me just tell you guys one more thing. You know how you go to other ice cream places and order a shake, and they may make too much, but very rarely do they give you the excess? 10Below puts the little scraps that didn’t make it into the roll at the bottom of your cup, and then make your little bouquet of rolls, they save nothing for themselves. I can’t be the only one that hopes for the extra little bit that didn’t fit into the smoothie or shake cup.
A change of plans took me into exploring more of North New Jersey for dinner this weekend. On one of the coldest winter days of the year Ani Ramen House in Montclair seemed like a better idea cialis 5 mg daily side effects than my […]
I was so excited to check out Chef April Bloomfield’s new endeavor Salvation Burger. I think I dined at the bar after the eatery was only open for a week or two, which was really exciting. I knew I wanted to try the Salvation Burger. It was one of the most moist and flavorful burgers that I have ever had, but it was so simply dressed. Ketchup was no where near my burger. The burger is dressed with caramelized onions, that seem like they have been cooking for hours to become so tender and sweet, and the Taleggio cheese acted like another saucy element. The burger was not the largest burger I have ever seen, but it was so rich and filling. The meat is butchered and dry aged in house and it has the perfect amount of fat to ensure that it is juicy.
Don’t get me wrong I started this meal on a light note. I started with a salad of beets with tarragon dressing a tasty cheese, that tasted like a cross between pecorino romano and blue cheese, look at me, a cheese pro I am not, the menu called it a “smoky blue”, and finally the salad was sprinkled with walnuts. I will be getting Chef April Bloomfield’s cookbook, A Girl and Her Greens, as my next book purchase. I knew she was a vegetable genius, but this salad confirmed it for me. Again, it was so simple, but the textures and the flavors that she put on the plate, were amazing.
I washed all of that down with one of the boozy shakes. I am not sure what type of alcohol was used, but I am guessing it was crème de menthe, because it was described as grasshopper mint and chocolate cookie. The shakes are well made with plenty of crunch and definitely requires the large straw that comes with the glass.
I will be returning to Salvation Burger, but next time I will try the fish sandwich and the fried apple pie that was sold out. I love a good apple dessert, as soon as they said they were all served for the day, I knew I would be back, this way I can have another beet salad. Oh and I will be sitting at the counter to watch the chefs in the open kitchen.
During a recent visit to Jacksonville Florida, my hotel shared a parking lot with this great brunch spot. Another Broken Egg Cafe sildenafilviagra-rxstore specializes in well, you guessed it, eggs. Specifically omelets and variations of eggs benedict. Pancake and French toast fans, not to worry, […]