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

 

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

Food truck near Times Square. It serves:
Halal food (lamb, gyros, falafal, hummus, chicken and rice)
Mexican food (tacos, burritos, fajitas)
American food (Philly cheesesteaks, chicken fingers, fries, pancakes)
Italian food (Italian sausage)
Talk about a tossed salad/melting pot. Best part— the food truck is called La Petite Baguette.
12/11/10
Angel is criticizing my food classifications, but I don’t feel like adding 209309034 more categories. 

Food truck near Times Square. It serves:

  • Halal food (lamb, gyros, falafal, hummus, chicken and rice)
  • Mexican food (tacos, burritos, fajitas)
  • American food (Philly cheesesteaks, chicken fingers, fries, pancakes)
  • Italian food (Italian sausage)

Talk about a tossed salad/melting pot. Best part— the food truck is called La Petite Baguette.

12/11/10

Angel is criticizing my food classifications, but I don’t feel like adding 209309034 more categories. 

As I am usually in a rush when heading to the Manhattan Chinatown (to catch a bus), I need a place to grab a quick bite. Pho Grand, one of the closest restaurants to the bus stop, offers reliably decent Vietnamese food, though never amazing. My lunch consisted of this pair of goi cuon (summer roll) and a cup of che ba mau/rainbow ice. Not the best I’ve ever had, but not bad. Definitely suffices when a goi cuon craving hits.
11/29/10 
Pho Grand277C Grand StNew York, NY 10002http://phograndny.com 

As I am usually in a rush when heading to the Manhattan Chinatown (to catch a bus), I need a place to grab a quick bite. Pho Grand, one of the closest restaurants to the bus stop, offers reliably decent Vietnamese food, though never amazing. My lunch consisted of this pair of goi cuon (summer roll) and a cup of che ba mau/rainbow ice. Not the best I’ve ever had, but not bad. Definitely suffices when a goi cuon craving hits.

11/29/10 

Pho Grand
277C Grand St
New York, NY 10002
http://phograndny.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

Xian Famous Foods

Savory Cumin Lamb Burger

Savory Cumin Lamb Burger

The cumin flavor was pretty strong. The meat was nice and tender. I loved the dough— my only complaint is that the dough seemed a bit stale. Nevertheless, it was yummy. I could’ve eaten two of these and been full. ($2.50)

Mount Qi Vegetables on Hand Pulled Noodles

Mt Qi Veggies on Hand Pulled Noodles 

These were delicious as well! However, if you can’t handle spicy foods, DO NOT GET IT IN SPICY! A. and I both have a fairly good tolerance for spicy stuff, and it got really tough by the end. I wasn’t sure what all the veggies (carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, lots of other random stuff) were, to be honest, but the broth was good, and I liked the noodles. ($6.00) 

I will definitely be back there! It’s a nice cheap, delicious meal. The two of us ate for only $10.50, and we were pretty full. 

Xi’an Famous Foods*
81 St. Mark’s Place (at 1st Ave)
New York, NY 1003 
http://www.xianfoods.com 

*There are 2 locations in Flushing and one more in Manhattan. 

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/