Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Marrow 
{The Core of the Meat Market District}
Hopping out of our cab and stepping onto the pavement, I overheard a couple of locals,"I've never heard of it," one mentioned with curiosity, I pretended not to hear, as if I was an expert on all the latest food experiences in the Tri- State area. Hey, why do I always have to play the role of a HomeSchool Mom? Food critic for the night, sounds good to me!!!
Anyway, I know, I wanted to write about an international food experience, but I can't seem to get past our own back yard for now! NYC, there's no place like home! So let's talk about The Marrow shall we??? I wasn't expecting to ever feel the swankiness that we all use to experience during better times in this little country of ours, but the former air of carefree luxury was rekindled for the night, as only the Meat Packing district can do. The entire staff was pleasant and helpful, which is so comforting with gastric experiences.
Of coarse, dish #1...Femur, no not the muscle, the cows bone Marrow...Wow! The Kosher salt really brings it together, smeared onto french bread like a pate', it is  the absolutely richest food I've ever tasted. Like the fat of a T- bone that only your Grand-Pappy could stomach.
That was fun, my hope for better times is confirmed, and the true love for what is being done at Marrow is evident.
OK, The Entrees were great, but I can't remember what in the world I ordered because it was erased from my mind like multiplication problems by a game of Angry Birds. Why, because of the Dessert, oh my wow. What? You mean you can sell this, there should be a law. And we were going to go to Shake Shack for custard!! Just slap me!!
Ginger Stout Cake w/ Roasted plum & honey ice cream...The cake disolves like a NASA Experiment due to the honey ice cream, only to leave you with a plum note that takes you back to your Native American Roots- I know you have some-smile...This one of the best desserts in the area!!! Wait till you try it, you'll thank me later... Now off you go!!! Enjoy!

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Moodie Foodies

Look, I'm not a food expert, but I have eaten a lot of great food in a lot of great places. So I had to let you know about our latest find. On our last local trek to NYC, having just arrived back from South Korea, we were looking for a food thrill that would excite us out of the lull of jet lag. Hubby and I met at home and drove into the city. I was trying not to think of going through the Lincoln Tunnel because I was recuperating from a claustrophobic fit I threw in the DMZ's Secret tunnels between North and South Korea. I was traumatized, but singing old Jackson Fives songs got me from one end of the tunnel to the next without thinking about the Hudson being over head. Our journey took us to the West Village, our playground for shopping and long walks. We hadn't been out to eat there since The Spotted Pig opened a couple of years back or so, and pondering Eleven Madison Park and Marrow caused some contemplation. But there's no place like the village at dusk. We stepped into a boutique on Bleeker, and the golden ticket was inside the pocket of a Shelly Segal Puffy I tried on. SMILE... BETEL! A nasty little name, but oh so yummy. An Asian spin on rustic cult classics, just what the doctor ordered for these Pacific Ocean beaten thrill seekers. God has a sense of humor and great taste, He ordered our steps... I take no credit for this find. Duck, Rabbit, Quail, YayYY!!! All marinated and and sauteed with our favorite veggies, what a treat. They have an extensive small plate menu that leaves you wanting more, and then, and then, and then...But, whether we trek back to Jersey or stay the night, It was So Good!! You, Friends or your Babe, Betel is going to satisfy any Moodie Foodie.!

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