As seen on Tasting Table, Luke Holden will be opening Luke’s Lobster in the east village in the next upcoming weeks. From sea to table, all seafood will be freshly caught in his hometown of Maine and for prices that trump those in NYC. Lobster rolls will be $14 and for mini versions, only $6. The best part of this place, in addition to the prices and freshness of course, a portion of their profits will go to the Maine Lobster Association.Luke’s Lobster93 East 7th Street, corner of 1st Avenue
East Village, NYC
Note to self
Anyone out there from Connecticut should know what I’m talking about…New Haven apizza. On the way up to Vermont we did I drive by down Wooster street to check out the line at Pepe’s. At noon on Friday, the line was approx one hour. For the uninitiated, this is pretty standard. As we were trying to keep to a schedule, we decided to forgo Pepe’s and head to Modern. Modern usually ranks third as part of the holy triumvirate of Sally’s, Pepe’s and Modern. I have to say, Modern was pretty freakin delicious. It’s no Sally’s but if you’re in the neighborhood and there is a serious wait at Sally’s or Pepe’s, check out Modern and get the white clam pizza. You can thank me later.
I stop in New Haven every time I go home to visit my parents, and I haven’t been to either of these three nor have I been to Louis’ Lunch. I need to make this happen.
I love Modern but now want to try Frank Pepe after reading this article.
FYI, if you don’t want to go all the way to New Haven, Pepe’s has a branch in Fairfield now. I don’t think it’s as good as the original (I mean, the experience isn’t really complete without waiting in line for 45 minutes, getting hungrier by the second,) but it’ll do in a pinch.
My TastingTable piece on xiao long bao (or xlb, or soupy dumplings, what have you) came out Friday…I wonder how much hate mail of the tiresome “I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU LEFT OUT MY FAVORITE” variety they’ve received already.
Anyway, if I had to recommend one restaurant of these three to westsiders making a special trip, I’d go with J&J. Not very atmospheric, but it’s all Shanghai-style food, which is a rarity in LA County, even with all our Chinese restaurants.
Noted, for the next time I make it out to LA. Shanghai-style, represent!
This place is around the corner from me… And cheap! Must try, like, tomorrow.
Wine glasses at Nomiya, a temporary restaurant atop Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
This is a temporary restaurant and will be open from July 2009 to July 2010. Afterward, they have plans to move it to another location, perhaps in another country.
More pictures and a description of what sounds like an incredible meal/experience at DavidLebovitz.com.
Xie Xie: An Asian Sandwich Shop
645A Ninth Avenue (at 45th Street)
New York NY 10036
Finally, an Asian sandwich shop in my neighborhood!
I can’t wait to try the Asian Lobster Roll and the Sweet Glazed Pork and the Fish Cha Ca La Vong. (Also, the ice cream sandwich with the burnt black fleur de sel caramel center.) Basically I want it all…
Scott Gold eats the Foie Gras Jelly Doughnut at Portland’s Le Pigeon and lives to tell the tale:
When I’ve told people about this, once their incredulity subsides, they always ask, “Did you like it?” Well, yes, of course I liked it. Animal fat — particularly of the engorged liver variety — has a way of injecting itself directly into the pleasure centers of your brain, not unlike a marvelous drug. Which is pretty much the reaction I had after consuming the thing, an intense wave of pleasure followed not long thereafter by a sudden crash, and feelings of embarrassment and guilt. As I sat there, dazed and sweating, I felt hung-over, bordering on ashamed. ”Dear Lord,” I whispered, “what have I done to myself? I still have an entree coming! Will I survive?”
Short answer, yes. Gloriously. Go read the rest of the entry. It’s a foodie (and Foie-ie’s) delight.