A food blog is supposed to be about food. Although, I may sneak in a few things about art here and there. Mi dispiace.
Let’s catch up!
2012: I enjoyed really good beer at the Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, MD (great tours, book in advance, complimentary tasting glass, and yummy sandwich place 5 blocks away); ate some green eggs and ham (JUST KIDDING); tasted juicy burgers and great iced tea in cute mason jars in NC; discovered I can make some CRAZY good guac; got my braces removed and paid FDB another visit; had EXCELLENT AUTHENTIC DELICIOUS Korean food in Seoul and Jejudo; and so much more.
2013: I finally made it to Birch & Barley, and soon after discovered that Churchkey would be my go-to bar; scarfed down the best HOMEMADE poptarts EVER at Ted’s Bulletin alongside ADULT milkshakes; tried gin and homemade tonic at New Heights; discovered baby mason jars; indulged in a limitless tapas brunch at Cuba Libre with my bff; quickly learned that donuts and fried chicken were meant to be made in the same place and devoured at the same time; HAD THE BEST FRESH OYSTERS EVER IN OBX; roasted 2 whole chickens Ina Garten style; among many other highlights.
And so far this year? I have some Korean food planned for tonight. There’s cucumber kimchi marinating in the fridge along with chopped zucchini, potatoes and carrots for jjigae and pajun. Mmm, I’ll have to make some rice. So glad it’s a snow day. 🙂
What do these have in common? They were all consumed 2 days before celebrating 4th of July.
Chelsea Papaya is on 23rd and 7th avenue. Papaya is in various locations, 24 hours, and whatever the area, that’s what comes before papaya. Dave and I got the Papaya drinks, chili hot dogs, and cheese fries. IT WAS SO DELICIOUS, and super cheap, under $10.
French macaroons from La Maison Du Chocolat. VERY FANCY. . . . and very sweet. Min got these down in Wall Street area on our way to South Street Seaport.
Besides the good looks, the kimchi tacos are AMAZING. They’re workin’ hard to get a truck into Manhattan. For now though, they’re in Jersey.
I think I may have mislabeled the photos. There were only 3. The first photo is to show how they come- soft tacos, paper plate, aluminum. They all have kimchi, onion and cilantro. There was beef, chicken, and pork… I got the sampler combo. SO GOOD. I really really wish there was one like this in DC. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.
My first trip to AC and before I get a chance to post real pictures via Facebook and send it out to everyone else, I am updating my blog with the food. I am obsessed.
I had a fabulous time with 7 fabulous friends from my program. LOVE YOU ALL! 😀
Bad pizza from the Boardwalk. But I make it look good, huh? It was, while it was warm. Ricotta, spinach, tomato, and cheese on bad bread. It was freaking cold outside, and we needed something to warm us up. This was the best we could do.
PF CHANGS @ the Tropicana in AC
I finally go to a PF Changs and it’s in Jersey of all places. It wasn’t bad! I’ve heard both good and bad things about this place. I really liked the interior design of the place and the food was actually good. We ordered chicken lettuce wraps, veggie lettuce wraps, and crab wonton. The lettuce wraps were delicious and felt somewhat healthy minus the sauce. Crab wonton were okay. There was a lot of fried wonton, and then some stuffed crab with cheese at the end… very end.
I ordered the pan seared lamb, which had the after taste of gorgonzola cheese. I could imagine this lamb would be paired really well with gorgonzola. MM. Everyone got different dishes and we did it family style. ohhhhh yeaaaaah. mmhmm, this is how we do it. It was actually really cute because everyone passed their main entrée dishes around the table. At one point we added on our own dish to whoever was sending down theirs because they were so far away. The lamb was good. The fried rice was okay. I loved the orange chicken, not too heavy, just right. The Mongolian beef was excellent and it’s the featured dish at the restaurant. Someone’s tofu dish was pretty good too. All in all, this restaurant was a good deal, we split it between the 8 of us and ended up paying around $18-19 each including tax and gratuity, more if you got drinks at the table. How great is that considering we had appetizers too?
Great trip. Great food (minus bread of pizza). Great place. Great weather. Most importantly, great company. ❤