April 6, 2011 by Nina
We stopped in Harrison, PA (again) for some Thai food. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. The restaurant itself was tacky as anything, and the menu had so many options, both of which did not seem more promising than my expectations. The restaurant had elephant statues everywhere, the bathroom had hello kitty stickers, and the tables had a cheesy map of Thailand as the tablecloth. We shared the Pad Prik Pao (sautéed with red chili paste, veggies and cashews) and Gaeng Keow Whan (tofu, spicy green curry with bamboo shoots, green veggies, and basil in coconut milk)—spicy. When the food came, we both “ahhed” because it looked so good. It was even better. The first was sweet like barbeque sauce, with a hint of zest from the chili and the latter was spicy, with a touch of coconut. Both were so amazing—we both said the best Thai food we’ve had!—but the complementary flavor the two dishes is what made it so special. I highly recommend this hidden gem and these two dishes in particular.
1917 Paxton St
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Hint: If in a party of two, order the Pad Prik Pao and Gaeng Keow Whan, share, and enjoy the magical flavors together!
Category PA, Thai Cuisine | Tags: Bangkok 56,best Thai food,delicious,Gaeng Keow Whan,Harrison,hidden gem,PA,Pad Prik Pao | No Comments
January 28, 2011 by Nina
This very popular Italian restaurant has some of the best pizza I’ve ever had (easily makes it into the top 5)–and you can get two kinds on one pie! Now what’s better than that??
42 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
Category Boston, Italian Cuisine/Pasta, MA, Pizza | Tags: Beacon Hill,Best Pizza,Boston,delicious,Figs,Italian,MA,pizza | 3 Comments
December 29, 2010 by Nina
Julian and I went to Gigi’s yesterday and ordered the parmesan fries and cheese plate as appetizers and the BARBINA salad (Organic Baby Greens, Roasted Beets, Butternut Squash, Mushrooms, Coach Farm Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts and Gigi Sherry-Shallot Vinaigrette) and ANGOLOTTI (Butternut Squash and Mascarpone Filled Ravioli, Parmesan, and Crumbled Amaretti). The fries were warm and crunchy, but with less parmesan than they usually come with and the cheese plate came on a wooden cutting board with grapes, apple butter, and almonds. Though it would have been nice if each cheese came with a label. The butternut squash ravioli was heavenly and the salad was nicely prepared with an added touch of walnuts that was diced into small pieces. I don’t much care for beets, but they were easy to avoid. The dressing was also quite light and delicious. We really enjoyed ourselves.
Note: the BIANCA skizza (Coach Farm Goat Cheese, Mozzarella, Gigi Fig Jam preserve, Pear, Arugula and White Truffle Oil) is also a unique pizza that is a must try!
6422 Montgomery St
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Category Italian Cuisine/Pasta, NY, Rhinebeck | Tags: and Crumbled Amaretti,ANGOLOTTI,BARBINA,Butternut Squash,Butternut Squash and Mascarpone Filled Ravioli,Cheese plate,Coach Farm Goat Cheese,delicious,Gigi's,Mushrooms,Organic Baby Greens,Parmesan,parmesean fries,pasta,ravioli,Rhinebeck,Roasted Beets,salad,Skizza,Toasted Walnuts and Gigi Sherry-Shallot Vinaigrette | 3 Comments
December 25, 2010 by Nina
My dad and I went Christmas shopping in Massachussets, so we went to Baba Louie’s for lunch (in Great Barrington). We got the Isabella Pizzarella (Roasted sweet potatoes, roasted parsnips, caramelized onions, roasted garlic, fresh mozzarella and shaved fennel, drizzled with reduced balsamic vinegar and parmesan). The pizza was absolutely wonderful, full of ingredients (as sometimes flatbread pizza is not). It was a little more expensive than some of my other favorite pizza places, but worth it!
286 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA
Phone: 413. 528. 8100
Category Italian Cuisine/Pasta, MA, Pizza | Tags: Baba Louie's,delicious,Great Barrington,MA,pizza | 1 Comment
June 21, 2010 by Nina
What a charming and wonderful place! We almost walked by this tiny ice cream shop on our way to 16 handles, but the cute name caught my eye. Not only is it a great cause* but the ice cream is soooo delicious! We got a Macy’s Jubilee (their flavor of the week) milkshake and a Razzle Dazzle cone. Mmmmm….I tried the cotton candy—tastes just like it! Definitely coming here again!
*Alphabet Scoop is a artisanal ice cream store that trains and employs youth in the life and job skills that will allow them to advance in their school and work endeavors. Teenagers receive classroom instruction and work under a mentor/manager, someone who oversees the operation of the shift and mentors the teens. We are participants in the Mentoring Partnership of New York and SafetyNet.
543 E. 11th Street,
New York, NY 10009.
Category Dessert, NY, NYC | Tags: alphabet scoop,delicious,good charity,ice cream,macy's jubilee,milkshakes,new york city,nyc,razzel dazzle | No Comments