I haven’t really written much about the food I’ve been eating for a number of reasons:
a) this isn’t a food blog
b) I’m not much for taking pix of food (I’ll leave that to Lisa!) and
c) I don’t really think my readers need a meal-by-meal account of what I’ve eaten.
Having said that, though, I have a few recommendations to make:
- Dessert at Crane Alley— We were all excited about the bread pudding, until they told us they were out. And then they magically had some left–yay! It was okay, but the lemon cake was to die for. A slice of that and a favorite coffee drink were the perfect way to spend a chilly winter night with friends. I never get dessert unless I’m travelling, so this was a great treat.
- Radio Maria— I’ve never been disappointed by their food. They were serving brunch that day, but I needed some substance, so I got the Cuban Sandwich, which I’d had before. But the highlight of the day was the cornbread. It’s served warm with honey and orange zest and something else I can’t remember. Phenomenal!!
- Soup’s On! I’m a big fan of the soup-and-salad lunch. Since it has been so cold lately, I’ve had the opportunity to sample soups at a number of different places. The chicken and pasta soup at Luna was perfect– way better than anything that comes out of a can. Similarly, the chicken gumbo at Escobar’s really hit the spot.
I also had an interesting “stew” at Farren’s on Friday. It was billed as a pork and root vegetable stew, but the consistency and flavor reminded me of vegetable beef soup. Of course the “beef” was pork, but it wasn’t as thick as a traditional stew. Very tasty, just not what I expected. On the other hand, I had a lentil “soup” at La Gourmandise Bistro that was entirely too thick. I like lentils… and have a great recipe for lentil soup that I love, but this was not what I expected. Thank goodness for the dessert at Crane Alley afterwards!