I wanted to shoot touristy shots of the SM pier:
He wanted to try the Lobster Roll at BP Oysterette:
At $20, the lobster roll was jam-packed with meat. Very sparse on the (homemade) mayo. Yum.
The tacos' lobster filling was tasty, but I didn't like the deep fried shell -- next time I'll request the tortillas soft. The beans were outstanding. Had traces of fennel and I don't know what else -- must return and eat again. The rice was plain brown rice, ho-hum. Sadly, we were too full for dessert. Next time.
We then walked down to the pier, played tourist, shot photos and had a grand time.
Originally uploaded by anne m bray
This was shot on iPhone using Hipstamatic app.
I am in thrall to both items.
Cannot get enough of either
Keep running out my phone battery shooting pix
I captured this last night after attending the 4 By 14 reception @ Julia Dean. Karen and I were walking back to her car. My battery was in the red/dead zone. I could not not take this.
features chickpeas + sweet potato or squash
3-4 tbs olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2-5 cloves garlic, crushed
2 c chopped sweet potatoes (or any orange squashy veg)*
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
1 bay leaf
3 c stock
1-2 cans chickpeas, drained + rinsed (or 1.5c cooked)
1 c chopped tomatoes
1/2 c chopped chiles (I subbed a can of Rotel Original )
in a soup pot,
saute onions , garlic + sweet potato for about 5 min
add seasonings, stock
simmer, covered, 15 min
add chickpeas, vegs
simmer at least another 10 min (until vegs cooked)
*I used kobacha that had been previously roasted
Mooncake Foods did not disappoint. Lots of items looked good but since we weren't hungry (we went more to socialize) we ordered crawfish dumplings.
Thus concludes our trip to NYC. So much fun! (See some more pix on my flickr site.)
We return at the end of April for another Smithereens gig. Venue is State Theater in New Brunswick, NJ. A benefit for the Court Tavern, Patti Smith is on the bill too. Get your tickets now!
These tarts caught our attention, however... especially the one at 2:00.
Once Upon a Tart is the purveyor. We got the above lemon tart, a savory spinach + olive tart and a piece of fritatta for in-flight dining. All delicious.
DID have fun!
see details here
finale on youtube, featuring Severo utilizing the full stage
Severo had fried eggs: bacon, gorgonzola & frisée sandwich on ciabatta roll
I had marinated white anchovies: soft-cooked egg, roasted onion, salsa verde & frisee on country bread
Then, when wandering around looking for my subway entrance (we were parting ways -- I was heading to upper west side to visit with Kim Lewis + family, Severo had rehearsal in Jersey) we saw a sign for Magnolia Bakery. Cupcake alert!!
We had sampled some of their confections and WONDERFUL hot chocolate the day before at the Chelsea Market and needed to stock up on product. Mmmmmmmm. It was fun seeing all the Easter chocolates on the factory racks. (more pix on flickr)
Food great. One small problem... the black beans accompanying my huevos rancheros reminded me of the "borscht" from the night before.
Severo had read about this in the LA Times (including the recipe). A++! We had tried going the night before but the line was ridiculous. What a grand way to start the day...
Upon entering, we asked the waiter if they had it. "Yes". Imagine my surprise when it arrived and it contained kidney beans. Not to mention the spicy broth. And where was the cabbage?
My theory? They took the "soup of the day" (spicy bean?) and added beets to it. It tasted very odd and wrong.
... By this time I had developed bad blisters from the snow boots I hadn't worn in 15 years so walking involved lots of sitting. I developed a jones for borscht and remembered Odessa on Ave A. We worked our way to the East Village.
Thank goodness they serve coffee for while you wait or I would have become very unpleasant company. (Sunday Brunch time in NYC, you know). We shared our orders halfsies.
Salmon Wrapped Poached Eggs
Two farm fresh eggs wrapped in smoked salmon on black toast with green goddess dressing.
Served with greens.