Archive for the ‘NYC’ Category
Visited Menchanko-Tei with some friends two weeks ago… their hearty bowls of ramen did not disappoint on a windy and rainy day. I opted for the Chige Miso Menchanko, which is their house special in a spicy miso broth, served in a cast iron bowl.
145 E. 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
As the doomsday clock continues to tick, Lily and I have been eating out more often. The reason for this is twofold: in a matter of weeks we will have much less time on our hands, and secondly we’ve packed away all our pots and pans as we prepare for a move to a larger apartment. On Sunday, Lily took me to The Farm on Adderley in Brooklyn’s Ditmas Park; she had been there previously and figured that I would like it. (She was correct.) As far as decor goes, plenty of restaurants go for the down home rustic vibe these days – reclaimed wood and mismatched chairs are par for the course – but The Farm gets it right. We visited on a rainy day but it looked like there was a decently sized outdoor patio for nicer weather.
And, of course, the food.
The Farm on Adderley sources fresh ingredients from local farms and maintains a great blog that documents their travels and searches for new ingredients, foods, wines and more. This kind of transparency might not mean much to everyone who dines there, but it’s a nice way to feel more connected to what goes into your food. Lily ordered the Farm burger, which comes with homemade fries and pickle:
I was still in brunch mode so I opted for the Red Flannel Hash, a corned beef and red beet hash with eggs, salad and beet mustard.
The Farm On Adderley
1108 Cortelyou Road
Brooklyn NY 11218
Last Friday, I got the chance to catch Los Straitjackets – an instrumental surf rock band from Nashville, TN – live for the first time. The band leader, Eddie Angel, is a legend in the rockabilly scene and helped form the band in the late 80′s along with Danny Amis (who is now unfortunately sidelined with cancer). Their live performance is something to behold – the band dresses in nondescript black suits and luchador masks, and no speaking occurs besides Eddie introducing songs in horribly accented Spanish. Jason “Teen Beat” Smay tore it up on his drum solo at the end of the night: