Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ending the Debate: Ketchup on Eggs?

Do you put ketchup on your eggs? 

I personally think it's sacreligious, just like dipping pizza in ranch dressing.

Maybe it's because I'm not the biggest fan of ketchup to begin with but in my world ketchup belongs on two things: a hot dog and if necessary a cheese burger. Ok ok, dipping french fries in the stuff is also acceptable......

The thought of having a bacon egg and cheese on a roll with ketchup seriously grosses me out.  I honestly can't even take a bite out of someone else's egg sandwich if there's ketchup on it, no matter how bad I want those eggs.  I know I'm not alone in feeling this way, (Thanks to a 45 min long debate in Fire Island) So I'm here to finally end this dispute...Take this poll, share this poll and let's get to the bottom of this!!!

From now until tomorrow you will be able to fill out this poll.  I will be reporting the final results regardless if I agree with how this ends.  Thanks for participating!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Pizza + Breakfast

Breakfast pizza!!!  Yup, it makes so much sense to add one of my favorite meals of the day to one of my favorite things to eat.  

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Major Cooking Fail

If you live in NY, particularly around the NYC area, and love Vietnamese..Vietnam...mese....Vietnamese (for some reason I can't seem to pronounce this word probably) then I hope you've been to Saigon Grill. If you haven't, GO!!  NOW!  I'm not kidding, stop reading and just GO!  You will enjoy some of the best Vietnamese food you'll ever have!

Kevin and a bunch of his friends all shared an apartment back in the day, they used to order Saigon Grill, drive into the city to get it and go, travel all the back to Nyack and enjoy the feast!! From what I'm told, these guys would order the same dishes each time. They must have because he knows the numbers of the dishes by heart; thankfully because the menu is like 10 pages long.  To be 100% honest, I'm not even sure what they are called, all I do know is that one is a beef dish that is so friggin tender it melts in your mouth.  Another is this glass noodle dish, Bun Xao, that is perfection in my book.  So good that I always try to find it at other places and fail.

Well recently, we discovered this Asian market in White Plains and they had the glass noodles there.  So I decided why not try and recreate the masterpiece that is Bun Xao.  I went searching online for a recipe but couldn't seem to find the right one.  Eventually I came upon a Chowhound post, "Desperate for BunXao Recipe" with a thread of people asking the same question..."Does anyone know how to make the Bun Xao from Saigon Grill in NYC"  Apparently, I'm not the only person who is in love with this dish.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Spring Pics: A Little Late

Almost a year ago, I got my Canon Rebel as a birthday present.  It was one of the best presents I've ever been given.  Until I opened it, I wasn't even aware how much I wanted one.  It's amazing that someone knew me so well that he could buy me a birthday present I really wanted without me even saying a word about it. That to me is true love.  

What's even better is the reaction I get from Kev when I take my camera out for the day to capture wonderful pictures.  He gets just as excited watching me as I do playing with the camera.

Here are some of those pictures from a beautiful spring day in the city.

Book sale outside Washington Square Park

A band

This little boy reminds me of a child from somewhere in Europe

Couple bike ride

Pepsi Ad?

The man behind the greatest gift


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Westchester Adventure

Last weekend, Kevin took me on an adventure for a surprise lunch at a fantastic farmer's market in Westchester. Once I realized where we were going, I got super excited.  Not only because I'm obsessed with surprises but I knew a lunch surprise by Kev involved some type of great food.  What I didn't expect was the great view of the Hudson.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Three Course Lunch: The Dutch

As usual I get the majority of my FOODIE related news from my favorite website Eater NY.  According this article; The Dutch has started to offer a $28- three course lunch menu.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Doors Shut - Still Worth Mentioning! (Vandaag)

After finding out via this Eater.com articlethat Vandaag in the East Village had closed; I felt it was necessary to finally post my experience there.  While there, enjoying a nice lovely brunch and taking pictures of my food, our waitress even gave me a business card and asked that I send any good pictures.  Being the procrastinator that I am, I kept meaning to do so but just never got around too it.  I guess now is my chance!!!  

Vandaag is a Northern European, Dutch-ish restaurant.  The flavors and details that went into preparing the dishes was awesome. The food was great, Kevin can even be quoted as saying "I just want those balls all the time" - referring to the oxtail balls we ate.  If you like peas and cold soup, I found the Spring Pea soup to be delightful. 

 I even loved the way the tables were set up, with the flowers and the green carafe of water.