9.01.2007

Eating our way through New York

In some ways this trip has seemed like one of those dreams where you keep eating and eating, and more and more incredible food keeps appearing. Does anybody else have those dreams?

Our first night here we ate at a Korean restaurant with Christy and her family, her Japanese family from the years she lived in Japan, and Joel. Biffle took this picture of the group mostly, I think, to document the fact that Christy's rural Tennessee Church of Christ parents, unlike his own, are willing to eat at a Korean restaurant. Although Horace seemed wary at every bite, he kept eating. Biffle's dad, on the other hand, has been known to exclaim fiercely, "I hate rice!"


This meal was followed by gelato uptown at Grom's, where they ship all the ingredients from Italy every day. Environmentally this is not so great, but the gelato was out of this world.

Yesterday we ate lunch at Katz's Deli in the Lower East Side, one of the oldest and most famous New York delis, and advertised home of the best pastrami sandwich anywhere. I have to say, it was the most delicious pastrami I've ever eaten--and unlike any of the meats I've had before that have masqueraded as pastrami. Big, thick-ish slices of hot meat, ringed in a thin layer of char from where it has been roasted. "It was almost like a pickled barbecue," Biffle said.

Last night we ate at the Bread Bar, an Indian fusion restaurant that was so intensely delicious that I wanted to savor every bite. Funky green ceviche with roasted peanuts, a chat salad with ingredients I can't even remember, steak with a cinnamony garam masala sauce, even curried onion rings. And for desert, the best Dove bar you ever had.

Today promises to be more of the same.

4 comments:

The Mom said...

Alison, give my best to Christy & Joel. I'm so glad you're blogging about this trip. I'm enjoying it vicariously. Sure wish I could taste it vicariously! I'm glad you're having a good time.

Miss Meghann said...

ALISON.

Please read the following...

"The residents of Maycomb are also rigid in their views of gender roles. In Maycomb, the roles of men and women are clearly defined. Girls and women of moral standing are expected to be modest, wear dresses, and behave in a ladylike manner."

[[and then later on]]

"I believe that if To Kill a Mockingbird had an epilogue, Scout would have grown up to be part of the Women's and Civil Rights Movements. I expect Scout would have worked for positive social change"

EIGHTH GRADER, ALISON. EIGHTH GRADE.

Anonymous said...

Why do you so lavishly spend and spend your capital in ways that literally fatten an owner while the hands of a factory worker are burned by molten steel, a farm laborer breaks a back picking grains of rice, and a poor oil driller is burned alive making jet fuel? Alternatively, do these consequences of your actions please you? I do truly hope your actions will one day benefit the two billion people living on less than $2 per day!

Biffle said...

Thank you Karl. I'm a thoughtful person and will someday probably see it your way. For now, however, i'm tired of providing you with a blog. Get your own--after all, they're free and, as we know, ISPs would never hurt anyone. Now, go help someone else.