At the oyster bar at Maison Premiére in Williamsburgh, there are two mexican guys opening oysters. Some nights they can open 600 oysters each. I’m seating at the bar watching them working non-stop ( literally non-stop) and I see how skilled they are ….and how the waiters and waitresses here don’t even look at them.
Song: La Banda. Chico Buarque
Song: “C’est si bon ” Cucharita y cia.
Last night in Txiquito ( 240 9th Avenue nyc) artichoke, eggplant, asparagus, minicilantro, verdejo, train stories , foie ( mmmmmm…) smoked sardines, ideas, caulifliwer with poached egg and true friendship. Gracias, Julia!!!!
I’m furious every time some music critic says Robert Smith is not a good composer. I feel like when someone criticises my cousins or my aunts ( I have 5 aunts ).
( listening an entire The Cure album at Rucola in Boerum Hill and drinking cortado after cortado)Edit
As my friend Filippo says “Marlow and daughters” is the Gucci of the foodstores in Williamsburgh : the best of the best of cheese and meat selection .
And they have the sauces with the funniest names: RANCHO GORDO, SALSA DE HUMO…
The Marlow and sons restaurant , Just a few steps away of the grocery store, has the best pastry selections , very good coffee, and great waiters and waitresses!! Song: Boys and Girls . Alabama shakes
To fight a hangover: heat the rice leftovers of the day before thai takeaway . Eat directly from the container.Bye, hangover.
Well, ibuprofen helps too.
Song: “Broken bicycles “. Crystal Gayle ( from the “One from the heart ” soundtrack.
The first time I tried Korilla food was by pure chance from a truck on the street. I was hungry and the smell of kimchi and barbecued pork was too intense to resist. It was absolutely delicious.Now, you can find a Korilla no frills restaurant in St Marks Place in NYC and for ten bucks you’ll have the best quality food deal in NYC. You can choose your protein ( chicken , pork ,beef or tofu) your vegetables ( kale salad, roasted beets, kimchi, cabbage) your carbs ( red wild rice, quinoa , or as in St Patrick’s day green tea/ coconut rice) and your sauce ( chipotle mayo, lime and coriander, hot) and you’re set. The result is a colorful , yummy, tasty , balanced and nutritious meal . It’s so good you’ll find yourself coming time and again!
Song: Try a little tenderness. Otis Reading
Zenkichi is a great sushi and sake restaurant in Williamsburg. The place looks like a romantic getaway in the Hakone mountains: dark, comfortable, secluded. It’s also one of those places made to feel people welcome and loved. Ask for the Omakase ( tasting menu) and you’ll enjoy a simply perfect dinner. Beautiful desserts . And a very impressive sake menu. The waiters and waitresses are among the best in nyc. The only thing you need after dinning here is an onsen ( hot termal bath) in the vicinity.
song: “Sweet dreams ( are made of cheese)” Eurythmics
( dedicated to another cheese lover , Bárbara)
Just watching the beautiful cheese selection in the Brooklyn Larder in Flatbush avenue ( Brooklyn) is enough to put me in a very good mood. The fact they call their shop “Cheese and provisions” is another plus. Everything is very good here ( salads, hummus, roasted beets, farro …) . The only thing to avoid is the so called ” spanish omelette”. It’s not an omelet and it’s not spanish. The rest is glorious.
my Barcelona neighbour , the singer, actor and dentist Jaume de Caso making a real spanish omelette in a friend’s apartment in nyc.