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September 11, 2010 at 10:32 am

First Day of School

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Well, tomorrow officially marks my first day of school.  I did my reading on Sunday and am reviewing some of it tonight, but while I take short breaks from reviewing I’m also thinking about my first day of school outfit (which I think I’ll save for Thursday since I only have 2 classes tomorrow and 4 classes on Thursday) and (of course) what I’ll eat for breakfast tomorrow.  The answer: one of these delicious egg recipes.  Depending on how much time I have, I’ll either make the “egg pizzas” using whole wheat bread and grated parmesan instead of english-muffins and mozzarella, or “eggs rothko” again using whole wheat bread instead of challah and good ole Cabot instead of Grafton.  It’s (hopefully) going to be a good day.  Click below to see the recipes printed here.

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August 24, 2010 at 8:04 pm

French Toast

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Sometime in early June, my friends and I all woke up at 9am on a sunny Sunday morning and thought it would be a grand idea to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.  Equipped with iced whole milk lattes and San Pellegrinos we set out for our long walk to Prime Meats.  I’d heard legends about “the Frankies” and their empire via NYMag and Sam Sifton, so it was a real treat when my friends all seemed equally as gung ho about waiting out the “epic line” to eat there.  To our surprise, there wasn’t much of a line at all  (though the staff did manage to keep us standing around for a good half hour), and the food was “very good,” so all in all, a great meal.  Which brings me back to this post–featuring marscapone stuffed french toast–as my recipe for this Wednesday, which by the way, is not at all what I ate that morning, but you know similar enough.  Prime Meats has a knack for making simple foods very, very well.  And their french toast with bacon was no exception.  This recipe (and maybe all french toast now) reminds me of awesome, slow, New York City Sunday mornings, which is to say, I now only want to eat french toast when I am slightly hung over, have mascara smudged under my eyes, and in great restaurants (sorry diners).  Here’s to brunch. 

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August 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Dinner in Paris

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 I am taking no such trip to Paris this summer, but if you are, here are a list of restaurants recommended by designer and foodie Dries Van Noten.

Photo source: Daily Candy

The 5 Best Restaurants in Paris
By Dries Van Noten

1. Le Voltaire, 27 Quai Voltaire, Seventh Arr., Paris, 01-42-61-17-49

2. Robert et Louise, 64 Rue Vieille-du-Temple, Paris, 01-42-78-55-89

3. La Petite Cour, 8 Rue Mabillon, Paris, 01-43-26-52-26

4. Chateaubriand, 129 Avenue Parmentier, Paris, 01-43-57-45-95

5. Chez Georges, 1 Rue du Mail, 2e, Paris, 01-42-60-07-11

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June 28, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Vanity Fair’s Summer Agenda 2010: New York Edition

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You’re welcome.

I am such a summer girl. Maybe it’s the warm weather, the longer days, the clothes, maybe I associate it with summer camp, and freedom, and travel, or maybe it’s all of the events that New York City offers its residents as a reward for putting up with the putrid sidewalk odors and the unbearably hot nights (even with your AC on).  My guess is it’s probably all of the above, but the latter definitely makes living in the city in the summer fun.  I already have tickets for the Belmont Stakes and Edwarde Sharpe and the Magnetic Fields.  But…what about all the dining alfresco and the movies in the park?  I kind of want to do everything on this list.  Who’s with me?

Photo courtesy of Fashion Jump.

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June 2, 2010 at 11:49 pm

And Second Place Goes To: LES

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Thanks to the Lower East Side’s outstanding nightlife scene and fantastic restaurant options, the LES takes second place in NYMag’s The Best Place to Live in NYC.  Even I’m surprised by the high ranking!  Some locales that make the neighborhood and its friendly rats all worthwhile: Little Giant; 88 Orchard (both pictured above); Babycakes; Sugar, Sweet, Sunshine; Freeman’s; Schillers; The Meatball Shop; Il Laboratorio del Gelato; Zucco; Pulinos….the list goes on.

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April 12, 2010 at 11:43 am

Ketel One: Where It’s at

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I don’t know who this man is, but I have also always had a preference for Ketel One vodka (unless I’m drinking a Blueberry Stoli with soda).

I went to Elio’s and had a beet salad and the veal francese. Four vodka martinis — Ketel One with a twist. I used to drink Grey Goose, but my barber — he’s Russian, he cuts at Astor Place — he told me no respectable Russian will drink Grey Goose, they all drink Ketel One. He goes, “because you want to taste the vodka.” It’s true, Ketel One is a harsher vodka; it’s got a bite to it. Now I can’t go back to Grey Goose, which is really super smooth, you can’t taste the vodka. If you’re gonna drink it, you gotta make it real.

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April 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm

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