Archive for March, 2009

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I Ate a Creme Brulee Doughnut

March 18, 2009

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… really, is there anything more to say? God bless the Doughnut Plant.

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New Addition to Clinton Street

March 16, 2009

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J and I ate at Fat Hippo on Saturday night, the new restaurant at 71 Clinton St. I swear this street is going to be totally jam packed with restaurants and bars any day now, which will inevitably make my rent unaffordable… blast! But, at least this place is chhhhheap. Mmm, or maybe I’ll call it affordable. J and I got: crab cakes, a duck cuban, mac & cheese, brussel sprouts, and pulled pork stuffing (plus 1 glass of wine and 2 beers) for about $60 including tip. Yeah, we overate. But it was all delicious.

I was amused that when we entered and asked for a table for 2, they said they had room in the “lounge.” The “lounge” was a 2-person counter top w/ stools shoved in the corner of the restaurant. Luckily, we could care less and loved the little nook. But, really people… “lounge?” Let’s call a spade a spade.

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Pepsi With Real Sugar

March 4, 2009

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Sugar has been a much-talked-about subject in my apartment recently. Jo the MasterBaker went on a sugar-free diet (and yeast-free) for about a month and it was one of the most impressive displays of will-power I’ve ever seen. Sugar is in everything… everything! But I’m kind of excited about the prospect of Pepsi with real sugar cane instead of high-fructose corn syrup. I’ve been abroad, and I’ve had Coke/soda with real sugar. It is soooo much better. It’ll definitely be more expensive (I was just speaking with a food expert about how much cheaper high fructose corn syrup is), but I think worth it! Do you?

 

Good friend Gina with Cola Turka in Istanbul

Good friend Gina with Cola Turka in Istanbul