One recent Friday afternoon, I found myself with an hour to kill and was conveniently located near Union Square and its fabulous greenmarket. Normally I just rush about, wanting and craving everything I see, but either I have no cash, or don’t want to carry my bounty around town. This time, while the fresh veggies, eggs, and meat tempted me, what really pulled me in was the goat stand. For about 20 years, Ellie Hushour has owned and operated the Patches of Star Dairy in Nazareth, PA, and her goaty goods are found every week at the green market. She sells goat milk, yogurt, and cheese, all packaged fresh, with no preservatives, and at reasonable prices.
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A while back I was traipsing around Jackson Heights, Queens, researching sexy spots for a Time Out New York article, when the scent of meat on the griddle wafted into my nose. My mouth started salivating and my head felt dizzy with anticipation. I had struck taco stand heaven. For $2 you can get two, hot corn tortillas piled high with savory, perfectly cooked meat (usually pork for me), fresh cilantro, pickled carrots and peppers, and a sprinkle of chopped onion. You know a taco is perfect when you don’t have to add any sauce to it, and the one from this stand was key.
As a Colorado native, I really miss out on tacos here in New York. Though the ones found in this Mexican heavy neighborhood certainly can contend with my beloved home state’s spicy, savory treats. Bring me tacos or bring me death! Ha. But really, with all the new taco places opening up (I told you months ago that tacos would be the new bahn mi, which were the new cupcake), I am shocked more of them can’t get it right. I won’t divulge my secret top taco spots yet…but in time you will know them too.
While spending time with my grandmother in Denver, Colorado, we did what we usually do–we went out to lunch. This is always an event because my grandmother can never make up her mind about what she wants to eat. So this time, I merely said “Mexican” and she twittered about this new place that had opened up in one of her favorite, now defunct, breakfast spots in Aurora. Read more »
I recently learned how to choose and cook scallops. Not only do they taste AMAZING, but they’re simple to prepare. This plump beauty came from Choice Greene market in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. They do run a bit on the expensive side, about $12 to $18 a pound (and about 8 in a pound), but the price is well worth it. Read more »
After my dear friend Allan bought me my first bahn mi from Nicky’s in Cobble Hill, I became an addict. Now, everyday, all the time, I want more bahn mi. Yesterday, I happened to be by the other Nicky’s in the East Village, so I caved in and got one. Biting into the warm baguette, pickled carrots, bits of jalapeno, pate, roasted pork, cilantro, and sliced pork, my mouth and brain entered a happy place. For a measly $5 my tastes were satisfied and I left with a smile on my face. Now, I want another one!