Dirty Bird

Dirty Bird just opened in Tribeca!! It’s a fried chicken place that boasts double fried chicken (what does that even mean?). We had to test it out. This wasn’t our first visit, but the first time that I had my phone. It’s a pretty tiny place. The seating is literally in the hall way! Chicken …

Hill Country

Listen all you non-New Yorkers. Hill Country is spreading, so this might be pertinent to you too. Hill Country is a BBQ joint with live music, wooden furniture, and a giant smoker. Despite the Texan everything (There is a massive star hanging over the entrance and guitars everywhere), I believe the restaurant was actually started …

Steamed Branzino in Ginger Scallion Soup

It’s Sunday again, and time to cook something that would be difficult to make on a weekday. Branzino. Or so the sign said. I honestly don’t recognize many fish. Whole Foods offered to scale and gut it for me in 10 minutes, but the last couple of times I took them up on their offer, …

Jungsik

Jungsik is a high end Korean restaurant tucked away in some forgotten corner of Tribeca. We’ve walked by it many times, but it was never inviting or even easily noticeable with its white shades down. The food there was surprisingly solid – everything tasted great. The service, however, was questionable at best. The cartoonish waiter …

Risotto with Salmon

I had a choice between a no-stir risotto recipe, and the traditional risotto that takes a lot of stirring. I chose to cook risotto instead of going to the gym, I decided to just suck it up and stir… well sort of. I recently ordered arborio rice from Amazon. It was screaming risotto! Actually it …

Degustation

I’ve been meaning to try Degustation, which is a small tapas bar in the lower east side. The restaurant is just an L-shaped bar around the kitchen. I recommend it highly for the entertainment value and ambiance if you’re into the kitchen to table thing, but the food was not nearly as good as I …

Fusion Minestrone Soup… from leftovers

Time to clean out the fridge! We had some sausage that never turned into breakfast and parsley that I forgot to add to my lobster linguine. The arborio rice just came in the mail, so we were going to make gumbo. But Whole Foods did not have okra!! Turnips in soup are a little Asian, …

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

We first had New Orleans BBQ shrimp at Oceana Grill in New Orleans. It’s really freaking good and really freaking far away, and we crave it all the time. One time, we even trekked all the way to Brooklyn to a pop up restaurant to have some. What’s so special about it? Well it’s all …

Lobster Linguine

While we were in Maine, we only found one place with a satisfactory photo of lobster pasta. But instead of going there, we chose to go to Bresca, which I do not doubt was the right choice. Since we’ve been back, I’ve been craving some lobster pasta, so here goes: 2 live lobsters were rushed …