All posts filed under: Brunch

A Light Summer Potato Salad

SOME people would call me a picky eater. I have to admit I do tend to stray away from certain grotesque foods. But other than that, I really do try to keep an open mind. The greatest of the “grotesque foods” is by far mayo. It’s white, gloppy, gooey, fattening and just makes everything creamy in all the wrong sort of ways. I’m sure about 75% of people in this world will disagree with me-including all of my closest friends and boyfriend. But for the lucky 25% of you who agree, this is an excellent potato salad recipe sans mayo and all the yuckiness it embodies, avec lots of flavor.   I found this recipe in Bon Appetite magazine and was instantly intrigued. To be honest, I’ve never had potato salad before because said enemy, mayo, was always involved. But this recipe utilized other flavor enhancers like lemon juice, herbs and spices, and even bacon. So goodbye white, messy potato salad. Hello potato + salad = YUM. Potato Salad with Rosemary, Lemon and Bacon Adapted …

Nosh and Tell Journeys: A Boston Brunch at Henrietta’s Table

I need to start out this post by saying that I am fasting for Yom Kippur. I haven’t eaten anything since 6:15 last night and can’t eat until 7:15 tonight. For someone like me who loves food and loves even more to constantly eat just for the sake of eating, this is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. I don’t know what is keeping me from running into the kitchen and stuffing my face with whatever is in the fridge right now. To make things worse, I am about to blog about the most delicious brunch I have ever had. Getting through this is going to be difficult… This is a statue of Henrietta, the pig. The restaurant Henrietta’s Table is named after her. I assume she’s still alive and is a beloved family pet- otherwise I think the restaurant would be called “Henrietta on the Table.” I know I have mentioned this before but there is truly nothing better than sitting down at a restaurant and being delivered a basket of steaming hot, freshly baked bread. To be …

Rel’s Ravenous Review of Bubby’s Brunch

Ahhh Brunch. The truly perfect meal; it sits delightfully between breakfast and lunch, allowing you to sleep late and eat twice as much. You can order eggs or french toast or a greasy cheeseburger. You can sip on hot coffee or nurse your hangover from last night with a mimosa or bloody mary. No judgements here when you’re brunching.  On Sunday my Mom was in town and we decided to go to Bubby’s in Tribeca. I’ve been to Bubby’s before and have always had a deliciously positive experience. There’s something about the calm atmosphere that makes me forget I’m in the city. Walk in and you’ll be engulfed by delicious smells. There’s a quiet hum of patrons devouring their meals and heavy coffee mugs clanking together in waiters’ hands. These are the classic sounds of American Brunch done the right way.  Bubby’s is not just your average restaurant for a few reasons. While the name does boast a Jewish connotation and the menu offers matzah ball soup, the restaurant has a little southern flair- a …

Rel’s Ravenous Review of The Blue Water Grill

This July 4th I went to The Blue Water Grill. I had never been to this restaurant before; for me, it has always been characterized it by its bold red awnings that line 16th street and Union Square West. Although it is surrounded by a multitude of restaurants like Republic, Heartland Brewery and even Toasties, it has a slightly different appeal because it’s main attraction is of course, the seafood and raw bar. The atmosphere is also more upscale with its white tablecloths and well dressed patrons who seem to be tourists, looking for a quiet break from the New York masses, as opposed to Union Square locals. The outdoor seating at Blue Water Grill is probably its greatest asset. Sitting outside will land you in prime “people watching” position, but far enough away that you avoid the loud chatter of the busy farmer’s market. The restaurant has a special brunch menu which offers breakfast and lunch specials from 10:30 am to 4 pm on Sundays. We made the window and were impressed to see …

Rel’s Ravenous Review of Artepasta

After a long, hard week of stress, homework, job-searching and whatever else is going on in our lives, sometimes ya just need a Boozy Brunch. What is this Boozy Brunch, you may be wondering. A Boozy Brunch is a delicious conglomeration of food, paired with bottomless alcohol. What could be better?  Two weekends ago, the girlfriends decided that enough was enough; the stress was too high; we were tired, hungry, and in the mood for a mid-afternoon drink. The solution? Boozy Brunch! We settled on a restaurant on Greenwich Avenue called Artepasta.  Artepasta is a quaint and charming restaurant, perfect for a hungry group in need of some comfort and comfort food. There is plenty of outdoor seating already set up for Spring- hopefully soon it will be warm/dry enough to sit there. The menu is equally as enjoyable as the lovely decor. There is a special menu for brunch that includes bottomless Mimosas and Screwdrivers for an extra five dollars.  Although the brunch menu isn’t too large, there is definitely something for everyone. Want …