Adventures of a Gastronome in Training (GIT)

One amateur foodie's quest for culinary enlightenment. Musings on cooking, dining, food products, basically all things edible are fair game.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Back for a couple bites

Sorry I have been out of commission. I have started a new job – not food related, unfortunately. It has been quite the adjustment what with alarm clocks, schedules, and the like. So, once I get back in the swing of things, I’ll do my best to try to post something weekly.

In the mean time, here’s a few tidbits that I’ve been enjoying of late…

• Guacamole and chips at Rocking Horse Mexican Café (8th Avenue at 19th Street): The chips have some weight to them, yet are very crispy and the guac is chunky and fresh. At around $8, it’s no steal, but I think it’s still worth a trip. The entrees are a bit hit or miss. Basically, I would recommend filling up on chips and guac. Then, maybe you could share a couple appetizers with a group to supplement. However, avoid the pomegranate chicken dish at all costs, unless you like syrupy sweet sauces on your chicken - you've been warned.

• Pork buns at Grand Sichuan International Midtown ($3.95 for 2). This was another great surprise from GSIM, perfectly executed with tender, slightly sweet BBQ’d pork and a tangy, soft bun. I can now have a touch of the dim sum treat I love with the entrees that I love.

Diner (85 Broadway at Berry St, Williamsburg) for brunch. It’s flat out the best. Last time, I got their hard boiled egg sandwich (~$6) – it rocked. Lettuce, tomato, feta cheese, and slices of hard boiled egg on a crust French loaf – I loved it. Besides that, the salami scramble (~$7) is a perennial fav for Marty. The bloody mary’s are addictive. All I can say is, if you haven’t been – go.


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