February 8, 2013
So as mid-February approaches most people are either giving up on their New Year's resolutions or finally getting around to them. Well here is a meal that surely can't hurt and will definitely impress (to offset that embarrassing belly fat that is still inexplicably hanging around). Check out the rest of the pics and some basic instructions after the jump.
January 3, 2013
First of all, I apologize for the hiatus. A change of residences, coupled with the holidays, added to some sneaking laziness has kept me from putting together a post for a while. So bare with me as I play catch-up, but I promise to start pumping these out with a little more regularity.
Let me start off by saying that we were some of the lucky ones. Hurricane Sandy devastated the state of New Jersey and her wrath will be felt for years to come. However, since this blog is about food, we'll stick to that.
In between the aforementioned moves, I was shacked up at my parents house in suburban Northwest NJ, far from the reaches of the lurching ocean or any other swelling bodies of water. So things were pretty normal for a while besides a few missing shingles and down trees, but I knew it could get worse, so I decided to throw a big pork shoulder in the slow cooker with the plans of having plenty of leftovers. The result was some delicious pulled pork that I topped with a quick bbq sauce of tomato paste and the pork stock, and a spicy green sauce with a cilantro and jalapeno base, modeled after Peruvian Aji.
I awoke the next morning and the wind was still whipping, but the power was still on. Taking advantage of the situation, I decided to make a frittata studded with some of the left over pulled pork, sauteed onions, green onions, and cheddar cheese.
Thennnnn...the lights went out. For the next 8 days, we were relegated to cooking on the grill on the deck or the camping grill that my dad had picked up while traveling through the Blue Mountains a couple weeks prior.
|Blue Mountains courtesy of the Captain|
Lucky for me, not only did my dad pick up the camping grill, but he also had some nice ribeye steaks from Costco. Salt, pepper, and a basic salad and I was ready to go.
The next day, I decided to breakout the colossal crab meat that Lisa's dad had been kind enough to donate to us from his warehouse at OceanLine Seafood. I went with a fillerless crab cake that was all crab all the time. I pan seared them on the camping grill and topped it with some of the left over Aji sauce from the pulled pork.
Finally, after exhausting all of my fancy treats, I kept it as simple as possible - a buger with American cheese on a toasted bun (on the camping grill).
Labels: introduction, photos, about me bbq sauce, cheese burger, cilantro, cooking, Costco, crabcake, eating, frittata, green onion, grill, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey, Peru Aji, pulled pork, ribeye, salad, slow cooker, steak, toasted
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey Sparta, NJ, USA
October 1, 2012
Wingfest NYC was held this past Saturday at a loft space in Chelsea. For your $55 ticket, you got three hours of all you could eat wings, and almost all you could drink whiskey and beer (they started to run out at the end). Check out the rest of the debauchery after the jump.
Labels: introduction, photos, about me appetizer, barbecue, bbq, BBQ Smoke Shack, beer, buffalo, buffalo wings, chelsea, Chicken, Duke's, food, new york, NYC, smoke, whiskey, Wild Turkey, Wildwood, wingfest, wings
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey 548 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011, USA
September 17, 2012
So once a year, the best street food vendors from New York City, as nominated by the people, congregate for a day of feasting, imbibing, and general foodie merriment. The festival takes place on the beautiful Governors Island, which is just a 5 minute, complimentary ferry ride off the southern tip of Manhattan. Food trucks, carts, and street vendors set up in an open field and represent nearly every corner of the globe. This was the biggest Vendy Awards yet, and there were over 20 vendor's on site. Check out the pictures of almost everything we ate (and we ate almost everything) after the jump.
August 19, 2012
Not only did the New York Jets host their first home game of the '12-'13 season on Saturday, but they also debuted their newest edition to gameday fare at Metlife Stadium. They're calling it Food Truck City and it's a collection of some of New York City's favorite food trucks. The trucks in attendance included Kelvin Natural Slush, Nuchas Empandas, and Rickshaw Dumpling (other favorites like Mexicue and Schnitzel and Things are planning on making appearances in the future). Check it out after the jump.
Labels: introduction, photos, about me food trucks, Metlife Stadium, New York Jets, NFL, street food, Tailgating