Sunday, January 26, 2014

Steamed Spicy Pork Dumplings at Haiku

Steamed Spicy Pork Dumplings by pjpink

Steamed Spicy Pork Dumplings a photo by pjpink on Flickr.
These pork dumplings from Haiku were perfect fare for a cold winter's night. The wrappers, delicate; the pork, tasty; the sauce, hot and spicy.

If only the heating unit for the restaurant had been able to keep up with the heat of the dumplings...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Leviathan by pjpink

Leviathan a photo by pjpink on Flickr.
I'm sure we paid way too much for this wine at Morton's (thank goodness for gift cards!), but Leviathan was a lovely and bold red. Kick ass!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sugar Shack Donuts

Sugar Shack Donuts by pjpink

Sugar Shack Donuts a photo by pjpink on Flickr.
Yummy, yummy! Sugar Shack Donuts are awesome. Featured here are chocolate glazed, red velvet, and green fairies (with an absinthe drizzle).

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Supposed Cassoulet

Supposed Cassoulet by pjpink

Supposed Cassoulet a photo by pjpink on Flickr.
When we visited Max's on Broad right after they opened, I was delighted that this Belgium/French establishment featured Cassoulet on the menu. The description stated the following:

Cassoulet - duck leg confit, pork belly, sausage, white beans, fried sage, braised kale

I could not wait to order it. The photo above is what I was served. Sausage, check; kale, check; pork belly, check. A teaspoon of duck confit and two white beans. The rest all carrots, onions, and celery in a soupy broth. So disappointing.

I took most of it home with me, added some tomato paste and served it over pasta the next evening.

Granted, these guys were just opened and I have heard good reports on their other entrees, but if you advertise cassoulet and you list the ingredients, please present something that matches the description.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Huevos Kuba

Huevos Kuba by pjpink

Huevos Kuba a photo by pjpink on Flickr.
Brunch at Kuba Kuba. Yummy! Don't forget to enjoy a limeade or some Cuban coffee.