January 2, 2012 by Nina
Julian had just been telling me about this new place for cannolis (this one) when we walked into the beautiful Christmas Market in Union Square. Although it cannot be compared to the wonder of the Christmas Markets in Germany, it was still a lot of fun. Of course, in the US you can’t drink in public, so the Glühwein is nonalcoholic and tastes like bad hot grape juice. But on to the Cannolis. We chose to try the Peanut Butter, Plain, and Chocolate Chocolate. They were all really good (I would say better than most), but still not as good as Lena’s, which are fresher because they are made-to-order. Still, I loved that they play around with fun flavors. Just like with the cupcake fad, Cannoli flavors have become really unique.
Stuffed Artisan Cannolis
201 Mulberry Street
Category Dessert, NY, NYC | Tags: and Chocolate Chocolate.,best cannolis in NYC,Chocolate Chocolate Cannoli,Christmas Market,Christmas Market in Union Square,Christmas Market NYC,nyc,peanut butter,Peanut Butter Cannoli,plain,Union Square | 1 Comment
December 12, 2011 by Nina
It’s hard for me to enjoy a place like Savonna’s when I much prefer a restaurant that has homemade food that is much cheaper, like Mint, which is right next door. The pasta lunch special includes heaping portions of traditional foods like bolognese and lasagna, which some people just love. Dinners are expensive, but lunch is reasonable (still, around the same price of dinner at Mint). I had the Butternut Squash Ravioli and my mom had the Savonna Salad. I liked the salad (it had pears, strawberries, and chicken in it) and the ravioli was very good (it came with walnuts and warm cheese), but was literally swimming in butter. I’ve also had the Fig and Ricotta Pizza, which is definitely the best thing on the menu. Overall, the food is good, but not outstanding and there are definitely better places to eat in the Rondout, but it’s a nice place to go for a meal with the family.
Kingston, NY 12401
Category Italian Cuisine/Pasta, Kingston, NY | Tags: Butternut Squash Ravioli,Fig and Ricotta Pizza,food in the rondout,italian food in the rondout,kingston,Mint,ny,Savonna Salad,Savonna's,Savonna's in kingston,Savonna's or mint | No Comments
December 11, 2011 by Nina
Julian and I were in St. Mark’s trying to figure out where to eat, when we stumbled upon this place. We were the only white people inside (always a good sign). My meal had a Ramen, Egg, Tuna, and Seaweed. It was excellent, and very filling. I loved the wooden tables and TV with Ramen-making videos in Japanese.
141 1st Ave
(between 9th St & St Marks Pl)
New York, NY 10009
Category NY, NYC | Tags: and Seaweed,dinner in St. Marks,Egg,Food in NYC,food in St. Marks,Japanese food in NY,Japanese food in NYC,ny,nyc,Ramen,Ramen Setagaya,St. Marks,Tuna | 1 Comment
December 10, 2011 by Nina
My co-worker also works at the Armadillo and has been recommending it to me for forever. But it was only this week that I finally got to try the food. I finally have a favorite Guacamole. I think the thing that bothers me most is when there is so much lime that it’s like you’re eating a spreadable lime goo. This was not at all that. It tasted fresh and you could taste the avocado, onions, and spices. We shared the Goat Cheese and Vegetable Quesadilla as our appetizer, which I loved. I had forgotten how in love with goat cheese I am. I had the Steak Burrito, and was so impressed by how much steak was actually inside (and it was excellent meat). The food here is so fresh and delicious that they are a tough competition for Mole Mole. Both restaurants have the best Mexican food I’ve ever had. We had such a good time here and were both so pleased with our meals.
97 Abeel Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Category Kingston, Mexican or Latin American Cuisine, NY | Tags: Armadillo,Goat Cheese and Vegetable Quesadilla,great mexican food,great mexican food in kingston,Guacamole,kingston,ny,Steak Burritos | No Comments
December 9, 2011 by Nina
The City Bakery is celebrating its 20th anniversary, but you would never know. The decor is so modern that they must have had a serious renovation recently. Julian said they are famous for their Hot Chocolate, which comes with a homemade marshmallow and Pretzel Croissants. So naturally, we had one of each. I found that the hot chocolate was way to rich for me (we could only handle two sips each), and there is no way you could finish the whole mug without feeling sick. I noticed that you can order a shot (only the pros know this secret). I thought, Pretzel Croissants? Sounds kind of weird. SO GOOD. Genius, really. You have to try them.
The City Bakery
3 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
Category Cafe, NY, NYC | Tags: homemade marshmallow,homemade marshmallows,hot chocolate,Pretzel Croissants,rich Hot Chocolate | 1 Comment