Wednesday, March 31, 2010

had dinner at supercore for the first time in a while,
accidentally catching a cool photo exhibit opening by an acquaintance.
salmon miso stew & tuna melt.
good food, but not as good (psychologically speaking) as when it's $3.50.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

a nice evening of art supplies, art shows (though one was really weird),
bike ride, ending with a nice bowl of roast chicken ramen
and a una-don at menkuitei.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

finally got to try the pizza at paulie gee's tonight
(our 5th try - they were not quite open yet or too full other times).
arugula salad and tonight's special, kale pizza with house-made fior di latte/mozz.
i have to order anything with kale as it is my favorite vegetable and somehow oddly rare on menus.
all the hype i'd heard so far was pretty spot on - the crust was just right,
charred flavor, chewiness, crispy exterior and all.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

snacky food at, appropriately, snacky's.
chinese greens, chinese sausage pizza (scallion pancake crust, i think?),
kimchi hotdog (one of the best!), and shoyu ramen with charsiu.

the first warmest day of the year (73ºF+!!), such a beautiful day,
with everyone out... most of my day was spent in the studio,
but managed to catch the sunset and step out for a midnight bike ride
through prospect park - with a huge salad at a diner after as a reward!

Friday, March 19, 2010

delicious vegan sandwiches from boneshakers.
their version of blt (top) and a sandwich called "merckx werckx".
this place brings out my inner bike nerd.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

we just discovered while walking in the rain the other day
that River Barrel serves korean food now!
so tonight we took a short break amidst our heavy workload to check it out.
definitely more pricey and limited in option than dokebi
or other korean restaurants, but their food was excellent.

veggie bibimbop (should've gotten brown rice, i forgot to ask)
and a korean "hangover soup", which had amazing slow-cooked berkshire
pork in it that melted in your mouth.
and here i thought i'd go back to being a vegetarian.

i've never had this hangover soup before (since i'm never hung over, much less drunk),
but i imagine it was a version of haejangguk, minus the bloody part.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

after hearing much hype from blogs and friends AND reading the NYT coffee round-up,
we headed to the newly opened (& long waited) blue bottle coffee in williamsburg to try it out.
and i have to say... it was good, but all of us agreed that it could've been better...
my soy latte was good, but it wasn't "outstanding" as NYT called out.
(they didn't even give that rating to La Colombe!!)

the slow-drip coffee was kind of acidic and bitter (burnt bitter, not good),
and a friend who's tried their SF store wasn't super happy with the latte.
i'll definitely check back in a few months in the warmer days to try their mega-serious looking cold brews (top photo), that is if i can stomach the uber-coolness of the place & the crowd inside...
till then, i'm sticking to my good ol' usual neighborhood haunts for my cup o' joe.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

home made whole wheat fusilli with canned mussels, mentaiko sauce, kale, and nori.
i loved the whole wheat pasta!

Monday, March 8, 2010

super lunch at supercore on a beautiful, sunny 60ºF day!
it's springggg!!
a meal of 2 onigiris (one tuna & one picked plum) w/ miso soup,
and another of a bowl of rice & beef curry.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

we made plans to ride our bikes up to nyack ny through nj across the george washington bridge,
but due to unforeseen hurdles & circumstances (= giant tangled tree limbs on the road in the state park),
we only made it up to about englewood/alpine area.
after having asked a local, we decided to ride a bit back south to tenafly,
where we found this classic diner.
can't tell if the food really was that good or if it was that camping syndrome
where everything tastes good anyway.
portobello wrap, omelettes, burgers, coffee...
the burgers, especially, were incredible.
it was a blissful springy day finally, anyway.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

food fest for hinamatsuri (雛祭り) at my friends' place.
they had handmade mochi dyed pink (with beets!) - some kansai style, some kanto style, all with cherry blossom leaves.

we finished grazing with more grazing of birthday cake cluster
of magnolia bakery's mini cheese cakes.

Friday, March 5, 2010

late lunch at hiroko's place.
hamburg steak with rice & egg, and egg salad sandwich.
(the weird green stuff on the sandwiches are the saya chips)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

been making an effort to eat at home a lot more.
tonight's dinner being 3 kinds of kale (seasoned) with mushroom & tofu,
over multi-grain rice - 1/3 black rice, hence the color.
so clean, nutty & delicious!