Sunday, July 31, 2011

David's Texan momma sent him an obscene amount of brisket. He and Neal got tired of it so we decided to make the brisket into chilli! So this is what it is...brisket chili with black and kidney beans, corn, onions, cheddar, sour cream and avocados on top. Plus corn bread

Sunday, July 24, 2011

It is miserable and hot, and it wouldn't be so bad if I had an air conditioner, but I don't. Sitting in my apartment is what I imagine it feels like to be stuffed into the trunk of a car. I have been sleeping with bags of ice and wet towels, in the tub, on the floor. I got up and sat in front of the fridge for a second, but it turned into a few minutes because I fell asleep. What is it like to not be sweaty and salty? I feel gross. It's not so bad right now though. I have 2 box fans, 1 oscillating fan, and 1 mini round fan all pointed at me. It feels ok.

Went to this Cuban place with Melly, really good plantain chips, but what is all that stuff on top of it? Does anybody know? It was really good.

Corn with spicy mayo and salt

Cuban sandwich and chickpeas

And just a few steps away from the Cuban place is this Japanese restaurant where all the boys take their Asian girlfriends, it's true. I saw.
California roll, spicy scallop, and a mountain roll in the shape of a mountain!! This wasn't my order, but I also got the spicy scallop, which was good, but I think I have had better. Really excited about the mountain shape though...I haven't seen a mountain in so long.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Woah, having an iPhone makes me a better blogger because it's so much easier to put up pictures. But I guess using mediocre iPhone photos means I should give up the dream of joining the ranks of the Tastespotting food bloggers, even though I have the Camera Plus app. I paid $1.99 for that!! But who wants to look at those neatly arranged digital SLR dinner shots anyway? Just trying to keep it real on 19meals

This is ox-tail soup with hand-pulled noodles, cilantro, and baby bok choy.
It's from this grubby little basement food court in Queens, called Golden Mall or something like that. I don't know, Neal took me there once and then later we saw it on Anthony Bourdain...beat that guy to it! There are lots of different good things to eat as long as you don't think about how crusty it is down there and can figure out what some of the foods are without being able to read Chinese.

I went there again got these noodles for $6, 12 dumplings for $3 (at a different booth), and a lamb burger from Xi'an Famous Foods for $3. That's a lot of food for no money. I think there's a clean(er) version of Xi'an somewhere in the East Village, but I bet it's not as fun. Also, the lamb burger tastes a little like spicy Taco Bell...I loved it.

Sauteed pork tongue with scallions and sesame from Hakata Tonton in the West Village

Shake Shack makes another blog appearance! I have nothing to say except that this place is good, the crinkle fries are good, but I really miss Dick's.