Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Serious Eats: Lezzette

Hey everyone, we're also writing about New York for Serious Eats. Periodically we'll link to content here that we produced there.

Casablanca, Lezzette

Our latest contribution to A Sandwich a Day highlights Lezzette, a deli in Midtown focused on flavors of the African and Middle Eastern sides of the Mediterranean [read more].
i love

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Faith47 Mural in Chelsea

Faith47

Faith47

Monday, August 29, 2011

Serious Eats: Flea Market Cafe

Hey everyone, we're also writing about New York for Serious Eats. Periodically we'll link to content here that we produced there.

Flea Market Cafe
This week's Date Night finds us at Flea Market Cafe, a great spot for penny-pinching gourmands in the East Village [read more].
ilove

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Scenes from Hurricane Irene

Zone A, August 28th, 2011

The peak of Hurricane Irene, August 28th, 2011

While we don't love hurricanes, obviously, or take any pleasure in the damage they cause, we did love the mingled sense of camaraderie and skepticism in the days leading up to the storm, and the relieved scoffing that took place today when Irene turned out to be kind of a dud. Also, some of the streets looked cool deserted and flooded. As for the old saw about animals' keen perception of extreme natural phenomena, well, you can see for yourself how Allo fared. The picture at the bottom shows the peak of her excitement, which was when we brought the hurricake out of the oven. Hope everyone fared well!

West Village, August 28th, 2011

Zone A, August 28th, 2011

Battling breeze-force winds, August 28th, 2011

Olek, Zone A, August 28th, 2011

Zone A, August 28th, 2011

Zone A, August 28th, 2011

Zone A, August 28th, 2011

West Village, August 28th, 2011

Zone A, August 28th, 2011

Zone A, August 28th, 2011

Zone A, August 28th, 2011

Zone A, August 28th, 2011

Zone A, August 28th, 2011

Zone A, August 28th, 2011

Hurricake, August 27th, 2011

The most excited she ever got, Hurricane Irene, August 28th, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Poppy's

The classic big, Poppy's

Directed to Poppy's by a friend, we made one mistake there: we only got one classic big burger instead of two. In the interests of variety and our waistlines, we also ordered a veggie burger. It was perfectly respectable, but was soon neglected as we dug into the grass-fed beef, its patties delightfully salty and charred and struggling to contain a pool of gooey cheese. We'll do better next time.

Veggie burger, Poppy's

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Serious Eats: Lunchbox Brooklyn

Hey everyone, we're also writing about New York for Serious Eats. Periodically we'll link to content here that we produced there.

The Jones at Lunchbox Brooklyn
Our latest contribution to A Sandwich a Day highlights Lunchbox Brooklyn, a takeout shop in Greenpoint with a roster of bland-sounding but tasty sandwiches [read more].
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Murals at the Point

The Point

The Point

The Point

The Point

Have a seat

The Point

Monday, August 22, 2011

Serious Eats: Taqueria Tlaxcalli

Hey everyone, we're also writing about New York for Serious Eats. Periodically we'll link to content here that we produced there.

Taqueria Tlaxcalli
This week's Date Night finds us at Taqueria Tlaxcalli in Parkchester, where we got our fill of authentic Mexican food and thoughtfulness [read more].
mlg

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Anthony Caro on the Roof at the Met

Anthony Caro on the rooftop at the Met

Anthony Caro on the rooftop at the Met

Anthony Caro on the rooftop at the Met

Anthony Caro on the rooftop at the Met

Anthony Caro on the rooftop at the Met

Anthony Caro on the rooftop at the Met

Anthony Caro on the rooftop at the Met

Friday, August 19, 2011

Victory Garden

Chocolate and rosemary goat milk ice cream, Victory Garden

Our friend Howard recently introduced us to Victory Garden, a newish shop in the West Village specializing in ice cream made from goat milk. We tend to avoid soft serve, but the chocolate with rosemary and the salted caramel we tried reminded us of the value of breaking a rule. And Howard's mastic salep, a pliably-textured pine explosion, won't be soon forgotten. 

Salted caramel goat milk ice cream, Victory Garden

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

If you've ever been on a Metro-North train just south of Beacon, you've no doubt seen, in a half-disbelieved flash, the ruins of a castle poking through the trees on an island in the middle of the Hudson. They are what remains of Bannerman Castle, a mock-Scottish armory and home dating to the early decades of the twentieth century. (An explosion in the armory + abandonment + time = what you see today.) When a friend clued us in to the weekend tours of the island that depart from Beacon and Newburgh, we immediately began planning our visit.

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

Knowing nothing about the history of the buildings or of the island itself, we were charmed by tales of its life as a cooling tank for unruly Dutch passengers, a meeting ground for nineteenth-century prostitutes and their clients, and the scene of a fairy tale romance. Comparatively, its use by Frank Bannerman to store his massive munitions depot seems a sordid folly, but that story ends with quite a bang and left us with a glorious wreckage. 

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle

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