I had dinner at
Lucali the other night. It’s a special little restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
Lucali serves pizza and calzones. That’s it. Take your pick.
Lucali is BYOB and cash only. Fortunately a member of our party brought a really enjoyable homemade red wine.
For dessert, we had calzones filled with sweet ricotta, drizzled with nutella and dotted with sea salt.
Miami folks, Lucali recently opened a location there too.
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Once I zeroed in on Williamsburg during my
apartment search, I used Fatty Cue as a spot to regroup and refuel.
I loved this beef brisket sandwich.
And this cocktail, the Malay
I was bummed when the restaurant suddenly closed, and stay closed for a long time.
But Fatty Cue is back. Yay!
Here’s a preview of the reopened spot by
Maryse Chevriere on Serious Eats.
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I can’t explain these tea kettles hanging from the ceiling at
They don’t appear to have a function.
Still kind of cool, yeah?
Giant gnocchi, to be clear.
I could have eaten about twenty more of them too. When I asked my dining companions if they wanted a taste, I was just being polite. They said yes.
That’s several thousand dollars worth of truffles pictured above. I assume they’re kept under lock and key.
Truffles make everything better
Five restaurants I have dined in recently
Business travel used to take me to Toronto somewhat regularly. I loved it. When I switched jobs several years ago, though, my Toronto biz went away. Until now.
This trip, I stayed at
Le Germain (Maple Leaf Square) and loved it. This guy kept me company.
I loved the pillow that looked like rocks and very much wanted to steal this chair.
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While in Northern
California, my friend C and I went to Bottega in Yountville for dinner. It had been on her ‘to try’ list for a while and I was happy to play along. C likes good food. I trust her implicitly.
Bottega didn’t disappoint.
Generous wine samples from a charming bartender. A very delicious condiment of olive oil, garlic, red pepper and parmesan for bread.
Burrata and heirloom tomato salad
Three delicious bites before lunch at
My friend and I went to
Corkbuzz. We ate a little, we drank a little more and then I insisted on ordering a butterscotch pot de creme with toffee brittle.
It was perfect. I like my friend (obviously) but I sad about sharing this creamy, sweet, salty confection.
*I actually ate it last week, but for the sake of this post, let’s pretend. Special thanks to Colby @ Corkbuzz for getting me the photo!
NYC’s tall buildings present unique plumbing challenges.
Salman Rushdie owns a stake in
It looks like I’m not the first person to get a giggle out of the