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My NYC To Do List – Item #2: Eat at Traif

A lot of my To Do list is focused eating my way through my new neighborhood. One such place, cheekily called Traif, is dedicated to all things porcine, and lots of shellfish all in a neighborhood with a large Jewish population.

But then…Oops!, I ate at Traif before I could post about it. Can I still count it as a To Do List post?

Hey, it’s my blog. I can do what I want.

And Traif was amazing. And reasonably priced. And hot thanks to the open kitchen in the small kitchen. But still amazing.

Highlights included bacon-wrapped blue cheese-stuffed dates served atop wilted greens. Not a dish that broke new ground, no, but delicious just the same. So were BBQ short rib sliders with sweet potato fries. Perfectly executed.

Save room for dessert. We had two: bacon doughnuts with ice cream and a butter rum budino that I’ll be thinking of for days, or at least until a return visit. Expect that to happen sooner rather than later.

I went to South Beach

I went to South Beach last weekend. It was for a bachelorette party, but we’re classy girls so don’t expect a tawdry post.

We shopped.

We studied anatomy. The male anatomy. It left us perplexed.

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Truffle products on sale? NO WAY! Via @Fab

As you well know, I love truffles. See “Truffles Make Everything Better” here.

I was excited to hear that Fab.com is having a sale on truffles and truffle derivatives.

This truffle honey is calling my name.

 See anything you like?

Take a @sidetour

Artisanal dinner party in Brooklyn with craft beer pairings? How amazing does this @sidetour sound?

BROOKLYN ROOTED MENU: November 18th and 19th

To Start
Pretzel Bread Coarse Salt, Yellow Mustard Butter, Pickled Vegetables

First Course
“Chicken Noodle Soup” – House-Made Fettucinni, Roasted Chicken Broth, Cornbread Fried Chicken

Second Course
Braised Berkshire Pork – Cauliflower and Chanterelle Mushroom Barigoule, Cannelinni Beans, Turnip Greens

Third Course
Smoked Stout Ice Cream – Roasted Pear Cobbler, Kettle Corn

In case you’re asking yourself, “what’s a Sidetour?” I’ll answer “only the brilliant idea-turned-company co-founded by my friend Mark Webster.” More info here.

Sadly, the dates of the dinner described above don’t work for me. Rest assured, I’ll be watching for Elise Kornack’s next Sidetour.

The quest for good Indian food in Brooklyn

I shouldn’t complain. But I’m complaining.

While my return to NYC has mostly been Food Heaven, I have not yet found a way to sate my craving for Indian food, my favorite cuisine.

Any regional Indian cuisine would do. Delivery would be ideal, but I’d pick it up here in Williamsburg, Brooklyn within reason.

I tried the best rated Indian restaurant in my hood that delivers (via Yelp). And It Sucked. (For the most part)

Check out what they sent to me as daal:

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