I had...ALL of this last Monday with some friends in Williamsburg.
DAMN that caviar pie is heavenly.
what do you think of the Croque.. The first weekend we made this, three guys from France came in and one ordered it.. It was a nervous moment...
The mustard streak on the plate is invaluable to cut the richness. In fact, I'd say that more would be welcome. The cornichons are nice too. It's a delicious sandwich and requires a nap afterwards.
Interestingly, we also had the porcetta that day (I brought first timers so we had to do the classics too) and one of my friends said that it was almost the platonic ideal of a sandwich. The proportion of pork, the greens, the bread.
Bar Gen Yamamoto was getting a lot of attention during my last visit almost three years ago. It was a fine experience, and he is terrific but I did find the progression of drinks to be on the sweet side.
Friendly service and I think we had some pork belly skewers and maybe deviled eggs that were very good. We found the bar stools a little uncomfortable for a longer session but that seems to happen more frequently these days.
We went early on a weekend evening in summer so almost had the whole place to ourselves for about two hours.
speaking to one of then bartenders and he said the celery drink was a runaway hit. Loved it but that helicopter is terrific too. And the bottled martini. And the turkey club. And the latkes. And Garrett the bartender.
I think really like it here so far. I can say I wish the bar had seating with backs but then I'd be gushing at Eater/PR levels about this place.
Went for an early lunch yesterday around 11:45am and we had the place to ourselves. Everything was we tried except for the roti with Pumpkin Curry was excellent. Standouts were the mataba lamb pastry (Exceptional dipping sauces for that) and the Thai sausage.
Would love to have this in the ongoing rotation and might even consider it for takeout whenever we're in the area to bring back all the way to Harlem bit it is a small space with short stools when it's not completely empty. We had the luxury of spreading out and taking over other tables. There is outdoor seating available in normal sized chairs but eating on an NYC sidewalk is never something that has appealed to me in 21 years of living here.
Just wrote a monster order with the the company that is handling the Toys R Us bankruptcy case.. I am selling to the Toys R Us location, (as well as 400 hundred other locations) where I use to buy my Gi Joes from as a little kid.
I loved my Cobra Commander but would get livid when his faceplate paint would scratch off.
I have stumbled upon the most charming thing on Netflix, and its right up yalls alley.
Samurai Gourmet is a Japanese series about a corporate man who retires at 60, and finds himself with time on his hands, and a love of food.
The episodes are around 20 minutes each, and are very small in scale- the first episode is about having a beer on a weekday for lunch, and his struggles with asserting himself- his samurai helps show him how to do this.
There are loving shots of food prep, and narration by our man. His facial expressions alone are worth the time, hes a delight.
Its a little saccharine at times, but overall its just very sweet, in a kind way. It makes me want to appreciate small moments more, the way he does.
That's been on my list for a while, but I never get around to watching it! Will try to make more of an effort!
Also try Midnight Diner. Half hour show about a late night Japanese eatery and the customers who frequent it. Charming as well.