Brunch 11/2/2013: Bareburger, 71-49 Austin Street, Forest Hills, NY
Me: Carrot cake French toast.
The fiance: Habanero Express wild boar burger.
Shared: Rings & fries combo.
We’ll admit that we’re not really big fans of Bareburger. We find it overpriced for what it is. That being said, the fiance (again) found his burger here just OK. The French toast was surprisingly very good, though, as were the sweet potato parsley wedges and banana walnut fritters.
Afternoon snack 10/31/2013: Pumpkin spice petits fours from Dragonfly Cakes (via Williams-Sonoma)
Big brother surprised me by sending a box of these adorable pumpkin spice petits fours! Moist pumpkin spice cake with a silky smooth vanilla buttercream, all wrapped in a sweet white (err, orange) chocolate coating. Delicious!
Dinner 10/30/2013: Waldy’s Wood-Fired Pizza, 800 6th Avenue, Manhattan
Me: Arugula, garlic, and sunny-side egg pizza.
The fiance: Sweet & hot sausage and roasted peppers pizza.
One of our favorite thin-crust pizza joints in the city. Perfect when we’re in the mood for a super crispy pie. 4/5 stars, $8 each.
Dinner 10/25/2013: Totto Ramen, 366 W. 52nd Street, Manhattan
Shared: Char siu bun.
Me: Totto spicy ramen with pork.
The fiance: Mega ramen.
Third time was a charm. The first two times we tried to eat here, we were faced with a minimum hourlong wait. The pork in my bun was extremely fatty, so I was not a fan of it (it was like eating gelatin). The fiance’s bun was better. Mega ramen had tons of pork in it. The real standout was the chicken broth-base, though. Addictingly good. Perfect food to eat on this cold fall day. 4/5 stars, $6 buns, $11 spicy ramen with pork, $15.50 mega ramen.
Lunch 10/12/2013: Shorty’s, 576 9th Avenue, Manhattan
Cheesesteak with whiz, Italian fries, Yuengling rings.
Worked up quite an appetite after my first round of wedding dress shopping. Shorty’s hit the spot. Cheesesteak itself was a little dry (lots of bread), but still good. Fries topped with Romano cheese and Italian seasoning and Yuengling beer battered onion rings were great. 3.5/5 stars, $9 cheesesteak, $5 Italian fries, $7 Yuengling rings.
Dinner 9/28/2013: Kimganae, 39-12 Union Street, Flushing, NY
Me: Kimganae donkatsu.
The fiance: Kimchi bokeumbap.
Shared: Cheese ddukbokki.
Om nom nom. My favorite Korean comfort food joint. The ddukbokki here is easily my favorite in the city. Portions for everything are huge. The bokeumbap is one of the fiance’s favorites, packed with little kimchi and ham bits. Donkatsu is solid… next time I’ll have to try their pizza donkatsu. For a Korean restaurant, this place really loves adding cheese to all of their dishes, which is a big plus for us! 4/5 stars, $8.50 kimchi bokeumbap, $8.50 donkatsu, $8 cheese dukkbokki.
Breakfast 9/28/2013: Bagels Etc., 108-27 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY
Everything bagel with lox and low-fat cream cheese.
One of the best food combinations/sandwiches ever. Everything bagel here is great… there’s a bit more salt on it than at other places, so the overall flavor is stronger and more savory.