Waffle with Speculoos spread
Belgian waffle from the Wafels & Dinges truck. Raspberry Ripple ice cream. Sliced strawberries. Whipped Cream. and Spekuloos spread*.
Summar and I work together near Herald Square and every day is a perpetual hunt for something interesting to eat for lunch. The area is so commercial and blah. Basically, it’s not easy. Summar recently ended up finding Djerdan which serves Bosnian food. Can’t say I ever had Bosnian food, so we decided to try.
They say they have the “best burek” in town so we ordered their spinach burek. One slice is massive…kind of a meal on its own (I’m sorry I forgot to take a picture of it). It was pretty good, not the best I’ve had.
We noticed there was a lot of veal on the menu which I’m never down for so we went safe and ordered (mostly) chicken:
I recently went to Berlin for a couple of days, and in retrospect, I don’t think any of the food I had were signature “German” dishes. My new friend Nina, who took us around, said they’re big on sausage. I don’t eat sausage, so this was a problem.
We were staying in the Mitte area of the city, and the first night we stopped in a place called Courage Cafe. Cheesy name, I know, but the food was SO tasty that it totally made up for that fact.
Roaming in Chelsea
Oh, hello there.
Erm. So, I guess I’m into healthy fast food these days, because that’s where I keep ending up. This time, it was on the suggestion of mi amiga Katie that we stop by F&B güdtfood in Chelsea.
Well, for some at least…
My cousin, who’s visiting Prague, sent me a pic of her first morning meal at the Intercontinental Hotel on Pařížská Street:
breakfast in prague
Oatmeal with strawberries and chopped walnuts and “the freshest orange juice ever.” Love all the fruits and veggies…looks a LOT healthier than my breakfast The funny thing is she said when they got there around 8 am, they said they’re not serving breakfast…so they said it’s OK, they’ll just order room service and eat it right there hahaha. Nice one.
Sorry BATF’ers. I was SO tired this morning after staying up all night trying to book my vaca tickets, but I’m finally caught up!
Have you ever been to Essex Restaurant for brunch? It’s probably the loudest meal I’ve ever had in the AM with a DJ spinning while you’re having your tea. Makes it seem like the party is carrying over to the morning. The food is actually an interesting mix of Latin-Jewish fare, and the bi-level space used to be an elementary school gym (true story).
They have an all-weekend brunch special for $16 which is probably a little expensive if you’re not drinking (if you are, this includes 3 bloody marys, screwdrivers or mimosas. We just had a couple glasses of orange juice, but the portions are big so makes up for the price if you’re not drinking).
Crispy Potato Pancakes