Boutique Eat Shop has been on our 'must try' list since we've moved to Chelsea. When a voucher for a dinner for two with drinks came up on Travel Zoo's deals, I snatched it up for a special date night treat. The Mr has been working a lot recently, so it was time to cash in our coupon and spend a quality evening together.
I was super tempted by the Pumpkin Martini, but it sounded like dessert. Instead, we started our meal with The Spicy Mango (Maker's Mark, mango puree, chili powder, tobasco) and the Mexican Cider (Don Julio Blanco, fresh squeezed apple cider, fresh lemon juice, ground cinnamon). Delicious!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
After some shopping in midtown, we had worked up quite an appetite so we headed over to K-Town for our evening meal. Kunjip came highly recommended to us by a friend who described it as the type of food your Korean Mom would make. This sounded tempting so we got in line- and yes, it is an actual line instead of a wait list. This place was bustling- everyone was zipping around like mad, which seemed kind of dangerous given there were portable trays of fire cooking food placed hapharzardly around. But they obviously knew what they were doing and the place was running like a well oiled machine.
Monday, October 17, 2011
We've heard soooo much about the famous truffle burger at Burger & Barrel that we made a beeline there to try it out shortly after moving to NYC. Unfortunately, when we arrived we were told that it is only a seasonal dish. So when we heard that truffle season is back, you better believe we found ourselves back in SoHo lickety split.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
We had some friends over to watch a Texas football game and I took this as an opportunity to try out some healthier recipes of some of my favorite snacks.
There was the basic tortilla chips with guacamole and salsa (neither of which I made). Then there were the ruffle potato chips and what was supposed to be onion dip, but was out of Lipton onion soup mix, so made ranch dip instead.
Then came my home made goodies. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers, Buffalo Chicken Wings with Bleu Cheese, and Potato Skins.
We lost the game, but this spread helped console us.
This week's Freshocracy meals kind of got away from me as I wound up having a busy week. I started out strong with Lebanese Roasted Eggplant, Grass-Fed Beef & Toasted Pine Nuts and a Yogurt Dressed Bibb Lettuce and Black Cherry Tomato Salad. I had tons of it, so served it to my visiting cousin who is half Lebanese and he said "Oh wow, it actually does taste like Lebanese food", so there you have it. Stamp of authenticity and approval.
|Lebanese Roasted Egglant|
Will have to make sure to check my calendar in the future to make sure I will have the time to give these delicious meals the treatment they deserve- but even with my mess ups, I got some incredible meals out of it.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
|The Bratburger & Currywurst|
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
|Bangers & Mash|
Monday, October 3, 2011