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Monday, January 26, 2015

Brooklyn Farmacy

Sundaes for breakfast.....ummm yes!!!!!!

Sometimes I wonder how I got such a fatkid food obsession. Then my dad calls and tells me he's coming to visit and we're having ice cream for breakfast and we'll get brunch somewhere else later :)

Located in Carol Gardens BK this little soda shop is a gem!

Walking in is like going back in time with live music in the front and an old school bar to the left...with spinning bar stools of course!

The menu offers all types of goodies so I will HAVE to go back to try them but we were there for one purpose and one alone.... ICE CREAM

On the Table:

Makin Whoopie, Cookie Monster, Brownie Sundae, Affugazi, and Mr potato head

My sundae...Mr potato head....Vanilla Ice cream, peanut butter , caramel sauce, whip cream, and potato chips...

It was euphoric eating that sundae for breakfast!

I have to go back here! This place had such amazing energy and great dishes...soooo worth the trip!
Here is the full sundae menu:

Monday, January 19, 2015

Burger Lobster...Name says it all

The UK transplant has landed in NYC!

Burger Lobster is a UK chain that I'm very happy to say is now in Flatiron! They Serve 2 things...can you guess what they are???

The deal: Each dish is $20. You can chose from Steamed or grilled lobster, a lobster roll, or a burger (cheese and bacon can be added for no additional cost)
They do NOT take reservations.

Grilled Lobster:


Food was solid. We tried the lobster both ways and it was great. Steamed was more juicy but I liked the flavor of the grilled better. Served with fries that were okay and salad that was actually really good. There is also a heaping side of butter (lemon butter was more delish)
Burger we got medium rare w cheddar. The bun was great and the burger was perfectly cooked.

They also have 2 dessert options. (get both!)

The spot: No frills and a little dark but open space and fun atmosphere.

Get there now because once the word spreads on the deal here it will be so hard to get in.

Click here for the SITE

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Egg Shop

Well... It was less than Eggcellent (had too)

I don't usually bother to write bad reviews because I figure I don't want to give a place any press if I don't enjoy it. I was soooo looking forward to this place though. It wasn't bad but it wasn't really good either. It was just okay....

Great concept but not the best execution.

The place was cute with minimal decor small white tables and a full bar. Also interesting was the place is super small but was table service.

The menu offered some great selections.

On our table ...

The Egg shop B.E.C. Their play on a bacon, egg, and cheese. Which also included jalapenos and tomato jam.

It was a solid sandwich but for sure not enough for dinner...

Next up was something that I thought would be incredible....

The egg salad sandwich with fried chicken added on. So ya get the chicken and the egg!!! (hah I can't stop)

I turned to see in the open kitchen, a huge stack a fried chicken that was pre-made and sitting out for who knows how long :/

But I wanted to try it still...

First I would like to point out that this was a $14 dollar sandwich... ($10 without the chicken) Everything tasted good but the portions were very small... a thin layer of egg salad with a very small piece of fried chicken.

We also got a side of hash browns and those were really yummy.

So with 2 sandwiches, hash browns, 1 drink, tax and tip was $50. Egg-essive! I'd give it a 5 of 10... not bad
Although I must add we needed to eat something else later...

I can't say I'd recommend it but here is the link to check out HERE

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Venturo Osteria

The owners of Vesta and Pachengo Patterson's have opened a third!Venturo!
Staying true to Queens they've opened up right in Sunnyside.
As it's Counterparts Venturo offers a lot of interesting dishes and a great wine selection.

The walls are covered with bright but simple art and the big bar towards the back is also very welcoming if you're just stopping by for a drink.

On out table:

Started with the Muscles cooked in a garlicky white wine sauce yummmm!

Next up was a perfectly crispy thin crust pizza called Broccolo skipping the traditional tomato sauce and going with bechamel!
Also topped with charred broccoli, pickled onion, and pesto

(this was good for 2 or 1 w no apps)

Then we tried the black and green Lasagna!!! All Veg although don't worry... not too healthy!

Layers of eggplant and kale covered in bechamel and parmigiano.

***Highly Reccomend getting this dish!!!!***

I will be back for sure to try some of the other dishes (and wines)

They also have a Happy Hour from 5-7pm! You can check out the rest of the menu HERE

Monday, June 9, 2014

Pickle Shack

Yes I left Queens and went to BK annnnd to an all veggie restaurant! (didn't even notice) It was a must, Pickle Shack is great! Located at 256 4th ave, Brooklyn this small, simply designed restaurant offers a variety of snacks, salads, sandwiches and desserts! At our table: The Frickles of course! Served with homemade lemon aioli. Also Handcut fries with house made ketchup!
Then tried a sandwich that is not on the online menu but had pickled beets, white bean spread,grilled asparagus, and a white cheddar. It was excellent so much so that I forgot to take a picture. : / whoops! I'm not a 100% sure why they don't have this online but the dessert selection is AMAZING!!! We got the Chocolate hand pulled pie with salted caramel ice cream. This was like an adult version of a poptart in the best way possible. The oozing warm chocolate in the crispy pastry is unbelievable. TRY IT if you go!
They also offer happy hour and outdoor seating! More details and menu here: PickleShack

Monday, May 12, 2014

MP Taverna Astoria

Same Owners as Kefi on the Upper west side the menu offers the same great choices and flavors. There was so much to choose from and the portions are generous so we got a bunch of Mezzi to share! The Dips:
This included a tzatziki, sun dried tomato hummus and eggplant dip. Get all of them! You get a huge portion of pita bread. This is an excellent start! Crispy Cod:
Served in a small cast iron skillet filled with sauce and chunks of bread this dish is excellent and as the name might suggest,it is super crispy but not dry at all. Tomato Salad:
A nod toward the traditional Greek salad with huge ripe, juicy yellow and red tomatoes. With super crunchy green beans and lightly salted feta. Octopus Salad:
Cooked to perfection this chard octopus with the chickpea salad had a nice texture and was very succulent. If you're in the neighborhood definitely stop by! It does get very busy so make a reservation!

Via Trenta Astoria

Brunch in Astoria is getting tough with all the unlimited drinks and amazing food. It's hard to find a spot without a crazy wait on the weekends We lucked out and went right into Via trenta on 30th ave. Tagliolini con Polpa di Granchio al Zafferano: Thin pasta, with jumbo lump crabmeat and zucchini in a saffron sauce!!!!!!
This was the perfect portion! The crab was sweet and cooked to perfection. Simple and fresh! Fettuccine Bolognese Thin ribbon pasta with traditional meat sauce
The sauce of this was just the right amount of spicy and made in house of course! The fresh pasta is great and the place has a good vibe. Good for bunch, with bottles of proseco going at $20 and definitely for a date night!