Russia’s far, far, far away from Brooklyn. Then again, so is Washington Heights. So it feels appropriate. Moscow on the Hudson: where Manhattanites get their Russian fix. Read all about it over on Serious Eats. Continue reading moscow on the hudson.
Did you know there’s a sizable Sri Lankan community on Staten Island? And that Sri Lankan food is delicious? We didn’t either, but then Clara’s Serious Eats editor Max took us on a food adventure, and now we know. It’s more than worth a trip on the (free!) Staten Island ferry to check out Lanka Grocery. Go on a Sunday, and get brunch at Lakruwana … Continue reading lanka grocery.
We knew we were on to something when we got off the subway in Corona, Queens, and the telephone posts were painted blue-white-blue like the Argentinean (and Uruguayan) flag. But we didn’t know how amazing that something was until we walked into El Gauchito and found…alfajores — and not just any alfajores, but our favorite brand, Cachafaz! — and bottles of bitter Terma, and homemade matambre … Continue reading el gauchito.
Who doesn’t like cheese, eh? We certainly do. And we love cheese shops, too. And as far as cheese shops go, The Bedford Cheese Shop is particularly awesome. For its cheese and everything else. Read about them and their new (Manhattan!) location over on Serious Eats. Continue reading bedford cheese shop.
Have you been to Forest Hills yet? It’s an interesting spot with actual houses and actual lawns and all sorts of strange amenities for being part of a city. It’s also home to Carmel Grocery, a fabulous middle eastern spot with some of the best hummus and caviar dip we’ve ever tried. Read all about it over on Serious Eats! Continue reading carmel grocery.
We made mini meringues for the White Dinner, sandwiched together with a white chocolate wasabi yuzu filling with candied orange peel. Trouble was, we didn’t have fresh wasabi (substituted wasabi paste, made from a powder) or fresh yuzu juice (substituted lime juice.) Well — we found a spot that has both, and so much more. Read about this fabulous little Japanese market over on Serious … Continue reading sunrise mart.
This week’s Serious Eats post is a tour of the amazing Despaña Soho. Almost as good a trip to Madrid. Almost. Check it out here. Continue reading despaña.