Archive for January, 2009


Mighty Fine Coq

January 23, 2009


Got a sub-par haircut on Tuesday… though it did NOT put a damper on my Obama-high. Then met my friend Anthony for dinner at Fada in Williamsburg. Was very yummy and the perfect “date spot” for all you singles out there. I also had my first experience with Coq au Vin. It’s, like, a really heavy, hearty stew with braised chicken, but slightly lighter than actual stew. Hmm… I’m a fan. However, I don’t think my tummy was too happy with the amount of food I crammed in there.


A Little Overwhelmed…

January 20, 2009

I have two articles due on Monday: one on craft beer and another on olive oil. If you’ve got any brilliant ideas on either topic, or a fantastic expert that I should speak to, let me know. I’m also pretty desperate for sidebar ideas.

Also, J and I ate dinner here  in Brooklyn Heights on Friday night and REALLY did not enjoy. Bummer.


Christmas is Finally Over

January 9, 2009

J and I have been prolonging Christmas for weeks thanks to busy schedules, new babies (J is an uncle!), and trying to celebrate with all our family members. So I finally got to give him his Christmas present yesterday. I made an appointment at the Nike Design Studio in SoHo, and got him a pair of custom Dunks. (The fact that “custom Dunks” is a phrase in vocabularly is slightly frightening to me.) Here they are:


After making pretty shoes, we went to La Esquina. Though we both enjoyed our dinner, we both got home and curled up on the couch with tummy aches. Maybe we overdid it?! I’ve been to this restaurant a few times, and can someone please explain to me where this basement club thing is in the place? I don’t understand!

Sidenote: I’m pretty sure Food Network star and NYC chef Aarón Sanchez lives in my building… and had to take my load of laundry out of the washer the other day because I was too slow to change to the dryer. Embarrassing much?


…And On To 2009

January 6, 2009


Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a great holiday and time off from work — I certainly did. And J and I kicked off 2009 with a fun new restaurant choice. We went to Irving Mill (though I did stumble there once before, it doesn’t count), which has a new chef from when it opened. Ryan Skeen is the new chef, and he’s been praised up and down NYC by every type of critic. Our take: food was good. Not anything super surprising or over-the-top, but a very delicious and pretty basic meal. I also really enjoy any place that has good, artisanal beers on tap.

After dinner we went to see Fuerzabruta from the De La Guarda creators. Has anyone seen this show? It made me feel hot and dizzy — and a little bit like I was trapped in a nightmare… or in Webster Hall on “Ladies’ Night” at the beginning. But once I acclimated to the environment, I thought there were some really cool elements, and others that needed work. I’m so curious what others’ opinions are, please tell if you’ve seen it!

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