Hey guys, I know I’ve been slacking with this a bunch but I’ve been super busy with school.
SO..Today I feel like blogging about the cafe where I literally LIVE. Where I eat breakfast & drink my tea at the end of a crazycrazy day. Lately since all I do is study, I just hop around cafes on different days. One of the many things to enjoy here in NYC-Cafes!! Tazza is the place, it’s across from where I live here in Brooklyn Heights, it’s a really cute spot and most importantly- they have yummy noms! In the mornings I usually get granola & milk with berries, or oatmeal with berries (along with my coffee, of course). Sometimes I get dessert if I’m craving sweets, they usually have fresh cupcakes & such. If you’re ever in the area and want to eat something quick, or just chill and do work this is the place! They also have a bar (that is never used btw) if you’re in the mood for wine instead of tea. So there ya go, my spot.
The semesters coming to an end, finally! I will be blogging more about my food adventures in the future. I actually have a lot of food pictures to catch up on.. I haven’t even blogged about my dinner with the Evers (that I said I would blog about), eventually I will.
'til next time! Chao!
Macaroons, Hester Street Fair (LES)
Coconuts, side of the road on Krome, Miami
Jameson & Gingerale
Whiskey and Half & Half
Philly Cheese Steak and fries
For Valentines Day I went to Birreria at Eataly by the Iron building with one of my best friends, Mikey. The place is on the roof and when we went they had the glass ceiling opened a little, very pretty view. Since the place was semi outdoorsy they had heaters through out the restaurant. I would love to take my mother during the summer once the ceiling is fully opened. They have house brewed ales, which I heard are really good but it was more of a white wine night so we got one of the house wines- Fontanafredda Langhe Bianco 2009 which was light and perfect for our meal. As far as the food, we ordered Pollo con Pesto di Olive- chicken thigh with rosemary and olive pesto. This chicken was probably the most delicious chicken I have ever had in my life! It was extremely tender, perfectly cooked & if you’re gonna go to Birreria you gotta try it! We also ordered the Beer and Apricot- beer-braised pork shoulder which was also good but not as good as the Pollo con Pesto di Olive. I had a fantastic time & definitely encourage my readers to go!
Their website- E Birreria
Edit: Sorry for the yellow pictures, the lighting in there was hard to play with.
I’m really excited to blog about this restaurant because it has become my favorite breakfast spots. Back when I lived in Miami I loved going to Broadway Bagels for breakfast because of its homey feel & the lovely staff. This new place is called Peels & it’s on Bowery & 2nd in the East Village. It’s definitely a little pricey though. They give you the option to build your own breakfast biscuit (as you can see above); I chose for mine a sunny side up egg, ham & avocado.. Oh! & fresh OJ. It was amazing! What I love most about Peels is it’s such a cute place with a good amount of natural light coming in (definitely a plus for breakfast), not to mention their stylist waiters haha. It’s got a Cafe feel to it by the way. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner & it also has an epic bakery! If you want to check out the place here is their website Peels NYC. Here’s a picture from their site:
Russian style chicken and fries? It was pretty delish!
Grapefruit & watermelon
At the Russian bath house with Mikey
Key Lime Pie
For a while I was meaning to go to August restaurant in the village but It would never work out because of their ridiculous break between lunch & dinner hours. But I finally got to go for their lunch hours with a very special friend, & it was exactly what I had expected & even more. One of the things I appreciated the most was the natural lighting (by the way, if you plan on going- go during the day & get seated in the back). The interior design of the place is fab! I loved the dark brick floors, the washed out walls & their ceiling lamps. I like how the lights were on even though the room was already bright enough with sun light, but it gave it and interesting look. Enough of how the place looked, now the food. Mmmmmmm! I started off with white wine, then we ordered the Tarte Flambe- Alsatian onion and bacon tart with creme fraicheeee, which was super delicious but I definitely loved the Macaroni & Cheese more. I believe the Macaroni & Cheese had four or five different cheeses; it was seriously to die for! This place is on Bleecker, check out their website for more info. if you plan on visiting. If you’re gonna go make sure you go on their lunch or dinner hours because I believe they’re closed from 3PM-7PM. I most certainly plan on going again since I loved it!
By far! the best falafels I have ever tasted! It’s a small place on MacDougal right by Bleecker. It’s theeee spot for sure! & they’re opened ‘til late hours for those @ the bar scene. It’s a pretty known food spot; I wouldn’t call it a restaurant, although they do have like 2 tables to sit on and a bench outside haha. It’s more of the ‘get it to go’ type of place. But definitely try it if you’re in Greenwich Village Downtown!
Here’s their page if you plan on checking them out.
Red Velvet Whoopie Pie from Starbucks- Cream cheese frosting and two small red velvet cakes.
These little things are so good they can practically make my day.