Mexican food is rarely considered to be at the same level as say French or Gastropub experiences. I don't think it has anything to do with racism, but, rather with the type of food normally associated with the cuisine - comfort, down-to-earth, even peasant like and served in tacquerias, bodega and such. Chipotle came in and tried to make it cooler but all still stayed within the $10 range. In our minds, therefore, it has firmly been marked as cheap and abundant value!Read More
taste new york
Today, I share a couple of places I love to eat in the Park Slope.
Crop to Cup is a coffee importer and roasting company in that imports raw beans and roasts it to their client's specifications and supply wholesale to Brooklyn Roasting Co and Taylor Maid among others.
Pickle Shack I have mentioned before. But I thought it's unique and distinct burger was deserving of a half post all on its own. The vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurant opened a year ago and is the brain child of Brooklyn Brine, a small scale pickling business, and Dogfish IPA, a NY based brewer.Read More
Buvette - my favorite French bistro in NYC that is my go-to place for a bit of casual French fare and a lot of comfort. Located in the West Village, it is a lovely little place with a strong neighborhood feel (replete with that very French looking bicycle out front). Chef Jody Williams pairs her love for tartines very tastefully with a brilliant collection of wines from France and Italy, marrying her love and experience in both countries' cuisines.Read More
Well, it's a PDT.. So, after a few attempts, I got through to making a reservation one fine evening this Spring. It was a lovely experience. The drinks are fantastic! The food is perfectly cooked. And, the atmosphere is intimate but not crowded.
We opted for the tasting menu, which, well, is way too much food to go around but I still ate every bit of it, even though I was stuffed by the third course! It was that good! Through the meal, what piqued me was the reason behind the intent to keep it a PDT and make it that hard to get through. By the end of it, I realised something. And, I cannot thank them enough for their choice of policy!Read More