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Street Eats: Free Coolhaus!

20 Jun

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I got an email today about free Coolhaus ice cream sandwiches on Broadway between 50th and 51st, just a block away from my job. I gathered my team and waited on line for about 40 minutes (no shame) for double chocolate and snickerdoodle cookies with Tahitian vanilla bean and cherry swirl ice cream.

Luckily I made it back in time for my meeting, with melting ice cream in hand.

Definitely worth the wait.

Weekend Eats 3/22 – 3/24

30 Mar

I started off eating my way through Brooklyn last weekend and had a refreshing blood orange margarita from Colonie in Brooklyn Heights. Al di la trattoria in Park Slope serves an amazing pot of mussels with a thick slice of bread at the bottom which soaks up all of the delicious broth. On Sunday I fell in love with a new brunch spot on the lower east side…Peels! I got the cob salad and split a “build a biscuit” with fried chicken and avocado. I was in food heaven but my wallet sure did hurt. Image

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Say It Ain’t so Ina Garten!

25 Feb

Say It Ain’t so Ina Garten!

This article has an obvious slant, but I agree with it. Everything that Ina has stood for in my mind (classic dishes, empowering the home chef, being fabulous) is completely lost on a line of frozen meals at Walmart and Safeway.

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Ground Turkey Tacos

10 Feb

Ground Turkey Tacos

I have been trying to make my beloved tacos healthier and made a version of my friend Marjorie’s turkey tacos. Lean ground turkey with a packet a of taco seasoning and more than a couple dashes of hot sauce. Warm the tortillas in the oven…pre-made fairway salsa…lettuce…cheese…done. The most labor intensive part was the guac!

Junk Food Friday

3 Nov

I tried a new diet during the month of October…a 30 day financial diet. One of the toughest rules was to bring my lunch to work every single day. Now that I have saved close to $1000 I decided to loosen the reins a bit and enjoy a really bad but oh so good meal on Fridays.

This Friday, CHIPOTLE!!!

Call it fake Mexican, bad for you, good for you or what have you. I love it. I’m a self proclaimed addict and probably enjoy it more now that it’s a once in a while $9 dollar treat. I usually get a steak bowl with black beans, extra pico de gallo, medium salsa, cheese and lettuce. I can already hear you saying “What about the sour cream?” or “No guac?!” I like to keep it nice and simple friends. The only downside of eating Chipotle for lunch is the inevitable food coma that follows.

Happy Friday.

Food Filled Weekend: June 30th – July 1st

2 Jul
  • Amazing grilled cheese at Earl’s
  • Made shrimp and chinese sausage fried rice
  • Wandered through the organized chaos that is The Essex Street Market
  • Stumbled upon Beecher’s Handmade Cheese (their cool Cellar bar) and watched them make cheese!
 

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Above 96th

17 Jun

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Although I’ve been living in East Harlem since 2010 I have dabbled but not yet truly explored the restaurant scene. Terrible, I know. Most of my friends live downtown, I work in midtown…excuses excuses.  In an effort to enjoy my barrio even more I’ll be concentrating my foodie energies above 96th. Stay tuned.