“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” - George Bernard Shaw

 

Back to food blogging. Now that Angel has a macro lens for his camera, photos should be much better.

Yummy sangria, fatoush (sp?) salad, vegetarian platter, and chocolate cake. Everything was refreshing without being too filling. Great service. 

Mazzat
208 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
http://www.mazzat.com

We started with a lemon poppyseed doughnut, which had a nice fluffy consistency and a standout lemon flavor. It would probably go very well with coffee, but we had brunch cocktails instead. 

I had the banjo, a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on a biscuit. I am normally not a biscuit fan, but the flakiness and buttery goodness of the biscuit won me over. The eggs were slightly runny, which was a bit messy, but still complemented the breakfast sandwich well. The potatoes were nicely browned and seasoned, with the onions adding a nice touch.

And finally, the dessert— deep fried apple pie with vanilla ice cream. The ice cream nicely balanced the overpowering sweet flavor of the pie. You definitely needed to eat a spoonful of both to appreciate the dessert. While I did not achieve a foodgasm like the last time I had pie here (banana cream pie, I still want you), it was quite delicious.

Pies n Thighs
166 South 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
www.piesnthighs.com

I can’t remember the last time I had a sloppy joe. This was an excellent re-introduction to them. The sloppy joe was seasoned nicely, and indeed sloppy. The fries were also pretty good, with the perfect crispiness.

I’m not a huge wings person, but this is often named one of the best places in New York City to have wings. They received Angel’s stamp of approval.

Bonnie’s Grill
278 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

www.bonniesgrill.com

Pizza with red sweet peppers, onions, and pepperoni.
We had a friend in town from Chicago for the weekend, and decided to take him to what many people call the best pizzeria in NYC. While I am wary of places that are frequented often by tourists, Grimaldi’s is actually my favorite place to get pizza in NYC. After waiting for an hour, we were finally seated. This is normal, so I am not complaining. I enjoy coming in the dead of the winter when there is no wait, but what can you do.
We got to watch the chef make the pizza while standing in line for the bathroom. The chef first kneaded the dough to a nice circle, then spread slices of mozzarella around the entire thing. He then spread the toppings, tomato sauce, basil, olive oil, then lastly shredded cheese of some sort. 
The pizza itself was absolutely delicious. The dough is wonderful; Grimaldi’s is one of the only places where I actually finish the crust. Our friend enjoyed the olive oil. The quality of the ingredients was top notch, with the tasty pepperoni adding to and not overpowering the other toppings. I love the pizza here and recommend it to anyone visiting the NYC area— it’s totally worth the wait!
Grimaldi’s19 Old Fulton StBrooklyn, NY 11201http://www.grimaldis.com/2/Index.htm

Pizza with red sweet peppers, onions, and pepperoni.

We had a friend in town from Chicago for the weekend, and decided to take him to what many people call the best pizzeria in NYC. While I am wary of places that are frequented often by tourists, Grimaldi’s is actually my favorite place to get pizza in NYC. After waiting for an hour, we were finally seated. This is normal, so I am not complaining. I enjoy coming in the dead of the winter when there is no wait, but what can you do.

We got to watch the chef make the pizza while standing in line for the bathroom. The chef first kneaded the dough to a nice circle, then spread slices of mozzarella around the entire thing. He then spread the toppings, tomato sauce, basil, olive oil, then lastly shredded cheese of some sort. 

The pizza itself was absolutely delicious. The dough is wonderful; Grimaldi’s is one of the only places where I actually finish the crust. Our friend enjoyed the olive oil. The quality of the ingredients was top notch, with the tasty pepperoni adding to and not overpowering the other toppings. I love the pizza here and recommend it to anyone visiting the NYC area— it’s totally worth the wait!

Grimaldi’s
19 Old Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
http://www.grimaldis.com/2/Index.htm

Chicken & Waffles. The skin was nice and crispy, and meat was very juicy. Waffles were a nice addition. I had no idea maple syrup was so delicious with fried chicken! 
Pies ‘n Thighs166 S 4th St (at Driggs)Brooklyn, NY 11211http://piesnthighs.com/

Chicken & Waffles. The skin was nice and crispy, and meat was very juicy. Waffles were a nice addition. I had no idea maple syrup was so delicious with fried chicken! 

Pies ‘n Thighs
166 S 4th St (at Driggs)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
http://piesnthighs.com/