Tag Archives: NY

Emily (Brooklyn, NY)

For someone who does not live in Brooklyn, it takes a certain restaurant for me to haul my fanny and make a trek past Williamsburg or Dumbo. (To those who are not familiar with NYC geography, both neighborhoods are the first subway stops in Brooklyn.) However, I did make it far into Clinton Hill for Emily. Why? The food is great. Despite the fact it’s a pizza-forward restaurant, they do create some very good small plates and an insanely great burger. (The latter I will get to soon.) The style of pizza is essentially the New York-Neapolitan. It’s thin like..

The Blue Duck Bakery Cafe in Southold, NY

Blue Duck Bakery Cafe at Southold: Exterior and Retail area Continuing on my road trip around the Hamptons area, we stopped by Blue Duck Bakery Cafe, a 13-year old establishment cranking out, in my humble opinion, one of the best artisan breads around New York. I met with the friendly co-owners, also husband and wife, Keith and Nancy to give me a nickel tour of their bakery. This is a family business that most of their adult children are responsible for parts of this business, from the baking to the business/accounting aspect. Most of their business is wholesale, selling to..

Tate’s Bakeshop in Southampton, NY

Exterior and Interior Last weekend when I attended Dan’s Taste of Two Forks in the Hamptons, I planned my visit around the Forks of Long Island by hitting the best stops whenever possible. One of them was Tate’s Bakeshop in Southampton. Why? I am a fan of Kathleen King’s (the owner/founder of Tate’s) über thin chocolate chip cookies. I’ll get into detail later since I brought a whole bunch of them back home. When you drive to Tate’s Bakeshop (it’s impossible to get anywhere without a car out there), you’re greeted by the pastel blue-green, upscale yet charming country storefront...

Tate's Bakeshop in Southampton, NY

Exterior and Interior Last weekend when I attended Dan’s Taste of Two Forks in the Hamptons, I planned my visit around the Forks of Long Island by hitting the best stops whenever possible. One of them was Tate’s Bakeshop in Southampton. Why? I am a fan of Kathleen King’s (the owner/founder of Tate’s) über thin chocolate chip cookies. I’ll get into detail later since I brought a whole bunch of them back home. When you drive to Tate’s Bakeshop (it’s impossible to get anywhere without a car out there), you’re greeted by the pastel blue-green, upscale yet charming country storefront...

Recap of Dan’s Taste of Two Forks

Dan’s Taste of Two Forks, Salmon wrapped in cucumber, Chilled mango soup with snapper ceviche & Fontina Stromboli Last night was Dan’s Taste of Two Forks at Sayre Park in the Hamptons. This food event celebrate the wineries and restaurants from both the North and South Forks of Long Island. The event is also a benefit for East End food pantries through Have a Heart Community Trust. The set up was in a large white tent on the grass and dirt lands not too far from a few local vintners and gardening emporiums. As some of you might know, this..

My (Early) Birthday Dinner at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

If you would like to read about the farm tour (with the adorable farm animals) I had prior to this dinner, please go back or click here. This dinner took place back on November 5th, 2010. Blue Hill at Stone Barns After watching the adorable, fluffy sheep grazing and chickens running around the farm in the brisk chill that day, my friend and I headed over to Blue Hill at Stone Barns for our dinner reservation. Walking through the fields, up the cobblestone path and courtyard, we finally made it. At the lounge Since we were fifteen minutes early, we..

My (Early) Birthday Celebration at Blue Hill at Stone Barns & Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture (Part 1)

Please note, this is only the farm portion of Blue Hill. The dinner portion of this trip to Westchester is coming up. Originally taken place on Friday, November 5th, 2010. I’ve been thinking for the past two weeks prior to my birthday, where the heck do I want to celebrate it? I’ve eaten my fair share of places in New York City for fine dining. I do not want Italian (though I do like that cuisine). I do not want Asian (I had my fair share of Asian food). After much pondering and tweeted out loud about this issue, I..