My NYC roommate Ana is from Brazil, and she is spoiling me with all sorts of delicious Brazilian treats. The other day she introduced me to crepioca and tapioca, which are both Brazilian breakfast crepes made from tapioca flour.
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I don’t eat steak very often, but when I do, I want something nice, and Smith & Wollensky is always a safe bet. Smith & Wollensky is an old school steak restaurant in a corporate part of Midtown, so the restaurant attracts a lot of busy businessmen, especially during the week.
Before soup dumplings became a thing, and #xlb became a hashtag, Joe’s Shanghai was world famous in Chinatown NYC. Joe’s Shanghai is a Chinese restaurant with a multi-page menu, but most people go there for the soup dumplings, the xiao long bao.
Ehsan and Elena just moved to a new place in Midtown East, and the other night, they had invited me over for dinner. Ehsan and I know each other from university in Sweden, so before the dinner, he brought out different Swedish snacks from IKEA for old times’ sake. Can’t believe we’ve known each other for 14 years, but I’m so happy we’ve managed to stay in touch.
It was Sarah who introduced me to Atoboy in December, and it was love at first bite, so when April suggested that we went there for dinner last Saturday, I didn’t have any objections. Atoboy opened in August 2016, so it’s still a fairly new place, but it’s one of those places everybody is talking about, so a table reservation is absolutely crucial. Don’t wait until last minute like we did. Yikes! Still can’t believe we actually managed to get a table with such short notice.
About a month ago, I checked my Skywards account for the first time in 5 years and realized I had 200,000 Skywards miles to spend. Some of them were expiring this year, so what to do, what to do? I booked a First Class ticket to New York.
I’m back in New York and yesterday I met with Coleen and Sue at James. James wasn’t our first choice, as we had hoped to get a table at Olmsted, which is this nice farm-to-table place on Vanderbilt Avenue. Mondays are walk-ins only, but when we walked in at 6:30pm, we were told that the next available table would be at 10pm. Turns out that you’ll have to go there right when they open and put your name on a list, unless you want to have dinner at 10pm, which none of us did.
375º Thrice Cooked Fries is just across the street and when it comes to fries, I’m easy to lure inside. Especially when the fries are perfectly golden, heavenly crispy and among the best I’ve ever had. When I say thrice cooked you probably think of fries going up and down the frying oil 3 times in a row, but there’s more to it. First the fries at 375º are steamed and then lightly cooked. Then they are frozen before they’re cooked again at 375º, because apparently, 375º is the ideal oil temperature for cooking fries.
Before the JAY-Z concert, Poul and I had dinner at Morgan’s Barbecue, which is only a short walk from Barclays Center. When it comes to food in New York, barbecue might not be the first thing you think of, but in recent years several really good barbecue spots have popped up in Brooklyn in particular.
Last time I was in NYC, I finally managed to come by Parlor for a preview dinner. Parlor is a member’s club in NYC, and members dine for $20 for a special 3-course menu.
We started with cocktails in the bar, and they were so good that we decided to continue with cocktails for the dinner instead of wine. We could choose between 2 different starters and two different mains, followed by sorbet for dessert.