Weisswurst traditional german white sausage served with sweet mustard & pretzel roll
Butternut Squash quark, apples, nutmeg
Brunch: Prime Meats (Brooklyn: 465 Court Street)
The service for brunch was very slow…slow to order, slow to come out. The sausage was juicy and flavorful. The soup had nice flavors but was a bit watered down.
Lunch: Beechers (Flat Iron: 900 Broadway)
One of my favorite lunch spots in the neighborhood. This shop specializes in in-house made cheeses. With this cheese they make great grilled cheeses and tomato soups! The combo sets you back a bit at around $14.00…but is well worth it. Perfect rainy day treat!
Lunch: Choshi (Grammercy: 77 Irving Pl)
Wednesdays at Choshi: Unadon Lunch Special
miso soup, salad, rice, grilled eel and pickled vegetables… $11.00
Note. They accept credit cards but they seem to always over charge, double charge or add extra on gratuity. Its better to pay in cash here.
Evening Treat: Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain (513 Henry Street, Brooklyn)
Traveled back in time at Brooklyn Farmacy. This charming shop offers all things sweet, classic and good. I had the “hot flash float” (hot chocolate with pistachio cardamom ice cream) I will be dreaming about it till I return.
complimentary bread and ricotta
spaghetti alla chittara: hand cut pasta, goat sausage, chilies, aged caprino
Lunch: Avoce Columbus Circle (columbus circle: 10 Columbus Circle)
My favorite part about Avoce is the complimentary ricotta and bread, if I could I’d just come here for that. The pasta however is excellent. I’ve never been disappointed here.
Lunch: Cafe Gitane (nolita: 242 Mott Street)
I used to love Cafe Gitane, however its been awhile since I’ve been back. I’m sad to report that I’m a little disappointed. I had the cous cous with chicken, however the chicken was really dry and over cooked. It might be a bit before I come back here.
Bay Scallop Crudo croccante di maiale, avocado, pickled onion, preserved lemon
Brussels Sprouts: red onion, smoked pumpkin seeds, dried cherries
Malloreddus: wild boar ragu, pecorino romano
Cranberry tart with ricotta cheese ice cream
Dinner: Dell’anima (west village: 38 8th Avenue)
The menu changes constantly and the food is always delicious. The best seat is at the chef’s counter where you can watch all the magic happen.
Glühwein hot spiced red wine, unsweetened, orange & cloves
Käsekrainer Mit Sauerkraut & Röstkartoffeln: smoked bratwurst stuffed with cheddar cheese served with sauerkraut, roasted potatoes & dijon
Brezen & Handelmaier’s soft pretzel served with händelmaier’s mustard
Erdbeer - Hollunder Mousse Torte layered strawberry - elderflower mousse cake
Lunch: Cafe Sabarsky (upper east side: 1048 Fifth Avenue)
I just recently found out about this German cafe located in the the Neue Galerie. For a cafe its pretty fancy, the crowd is older but the food is great. Definitely order the sausage and finish with the apfelstrudel… you won’t be disappointed.