Yea, that’s right; this is another photo dump! I’m sorry, I’m still getting back in the swing of blogging again and I keep forgetting to take full pictures of my meals.
Last Thursday Chris and I headed to Colicchio and Sons, one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. We started by splitting the bone marrow with drunken onions. Bone marrow is one of my all time favorite foods and no one does it better than Colicchio and Sons. Chris isn’t as adventurous of an eater as me, but I think I’ve managed to convert him to the church of bone marrow. Of course I forgot to get a picture.
For the entrees I had the skate with brown butter, capers and roasted cauliflower.
Chris ordered the sirloin with fingerling potatoes and mushrooms.
For dessert we decided to split the zeppoles (those are fried dough balls for you non NYC/NJ people) with cranberry compote and honey graham cracker ice cream. Before our dessert arrived out waiter came over and with a free glass of dessert wine for each of us! This is not the first time I’ve been given something on the house at Colicchio and Sons because they know that I’m a loyal customer and a huge fan! See why I love it there so much?
Of course I also forgot to take a picture of the dessert, but it was deliciously decedent and the perfect end to a fabulous meal.
After dinner, Chris needed to run back I his office nearby to pick something up. I headed up with him and snapped this pic of the view from his floor. God, I love this city.
The next day I headed up to Boston to visit some of my besties and meet my newest bestie who was just born a month before to my friends Heather and Justin. As I’ve blogged about before, Massachusetts has this incredible common sense food allergy law that makes it a pleasure for me to eat there.
On Saturday night we met friends at a goo ol’ dive called The Chicken bone for some wings and fries.
I had a split order of traditional hot wings and garlic Parmesan. They were delish, though next time I’ll get the slightly spicier wings.
We also split a side of sweet potato fries which we’re the standouts of the night. Yum!
On Sunday morning we hopped over to the Ryle Side Cafe in Beverly, MA. It’s a tiny little mom and pop hole in the wall where everything is homemade. I had the egg scramble with cheddar, mushrooms and asparagus which was served with thick cut toast made from homemade bread, slathered with melty butter. Such a great way to start the day
This past Friday I decided to introduce Chris to my favorite casual restaurant, Pepolino.
Pepolino is an authentic Northern Italian restaurant downtown. The food is amazing and the ambience, aided by a string of waiters straight from Italy, is charming. It’s a favorite of my family’s and we’re always greeted warmly when we arrive.
We started by splitting the spinach sformato, one of my favorite appetizers there, but of course I forgot to take a picture.
For my entree I ordered the tagliatelle with braised rabbit and slow roasted tomato sauce. Though I’ve convinced Chris to embrace bone marrow, I couldn’t convince him to try rabbit. Oh well, I love it.
Chris went with the pacchieri, which is similar to a large rigatoni, with spinach and arugula.
We were stuffed and skipped dessert, which was tough because the ricotta cheesecake at Pepolino is unreal. Luckily, Chris loved Pepolino too and so I know we’ll be back soon.
Yesterday we hit up a beer festival.
We had a great time and sampled some tasty beers, but my favorite thing I spotted were these pretzel necklaces some people were sporting.
Genius idea, no? I mean you’re going to want a salty snack after sampling so many beers so why not keep it around your neck!
What have you been eating lately?