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The best thing I ate recently: tarte tatin at Gato

 

Although several items on the dessert menu sounded appealing, I had read on Gael Greene‘s blog that tarte tatin was a must-have. She was correct.Tarte Tatin at Gato edit

It was great to say hi to Bobby Flay. He seems to be enjoying his newest restaurant.

PS If the day comes when salted caramel goes out of style, I’ll be sad.

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Eureka! Good Indian food in Williamsburg.

I’m afraid to jinx myself. It has only been once and heaven knows I have been disappointed so many times.

“Woe. There is no good Indian food in Williamsburg,” I proclaimed to anyone who would listen (note: no one). I had bland Indian food and inedible Indian food and more bland.

I resorted to ordering from Benares, which delivers to my Manhattan office, and taking that home for dinner via bus and then subway. Yeah, I know.

Could it be that there is a new, good Indian restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn?

Dare I hope?

I dare. Because the meal I had delivered from Mahal Kita via Seamless was DELICIOUS. Even better? It was 20% off because they’re new in town.

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My NYC To Do List – Item #15: Eat at Peter Luger

I live walking distance from this legendary Brooklyn steakhouse and have for more than two years. But I have yet to dine there.

I love a good steak. I love classic New York experiences.

Beyond that, shouldn’t this pic of Peter Luger’s bacon be compelling enough?

Via new adventures in pork

Once I tried. I was with my visiting mother. It was a Sunday afternoon during what I thought might be a quieter time at Peter Luger, after lunch but before dinner. No reservation.

Denied. The place was packed.

Peter Luger is cash only too. Unless one has the PL credit card. I do not sadly. At any given time, I have approximately $17.45 in my wallet.

That said, I’m determined to dine at PL. Who will join me?

Mmm…Pizza

I had dinner at Lucali the other night. It’s a special little restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

Lucali

Lucali serves pizza and calzones. That’s it. Take your pick.

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Lucali is BYOB and cash only. Fortunately a member of our party brought a really enjoyable homemade red wine.

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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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Welcome back, Fatty Cue

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.

Fatty Cue

And this cocktail, the Malay michelada.

Fatty Cue

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 ate it: gnocchi with black truffles at Maialino

Giant gnocchi, to be clear.

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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.

Truffles

That’s several thousand dollars worth of truffles pictured above. I assume they’re kept under lock and key.

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