Friday, September 28, 2012

Etcetera | Friday Fanfare, 2012.09.28

Another happy Friday to you! Hoping you are staying dry in the city today -- crazy storms we're having. Marcus and I have a long weekend of ahead of us -- we'll be playing hooky from work on Monday and Tuesday in honor of Marcus's birthday this year. Looking forward to sharing all of our conquered eats from this four-day celebration over the next week or so. Also, I am so very psyched for our upcoming weekend trip to Charleston, South Carolina with Alice and Jimmy over the first weekend of November. I love planning trips, especially when it comes to maximizing sights and eats in a limited span of time (two and a half days, to be precise). More on that soon!

Anyways, wishing you the best weekend ahead! :)

The counter bar at Pegu Club in SoHo.

This week's noteworthy eats:
  • brunch at RSVP with Erin, including foie gras dumplings
  • "super fancy" grilled cheese sandwiches at Little Muenster with Lisa and Marcus, including grilled fontina and gruyère cheese sandwich with membrillo (i.e., quince paste) and prosciutto
  • drinks with Eleanor at Pegu Club (can't stop going back to this awesome spot!) -- they know my weakness for guava, especially with my current favorite, the Vida Guayaba (mescal, Licor 43, honey syrup, lemon juice, and guava)
  • my own version of the above-mentioned grilled cheese sandwich using delicious goods from Murray's Cheese Shop

Some ruminating reads:

In case you missed it:

A roundup of drool-worthy recipes:

On the blotter for upcoming noms:
  • Six solid oyster happy hours recommended by Gothamist.
  • Chris Cannon, former business partner to Michael White, and former chef de cuisine of Ai Fiori, Chris Jaeckle, are collaborating to open All'onda (Italian for "of the waves" which means soupy when referring to risotto). I was a fan of Ai Fiori during Chef Jaeckle's tenure, so I'm very curious to see what he'll have cooking up here!
  • Already on the move to make ressies at Ichimura, the sushi bar over at Chef David Bouley's Brushstroke! Pete Wells' review in The New York Times this week just sealed the deal.
  • Serious Eats New York rounds up great grilled cheese sandwiches in New York City as well as covers the opening of Dorie Greenspan's new bakery, Beurre and Sel (French for "butter and salt"). Marcus and I will be hitting up the latter this weekend, so I'll be sure to report back!
  • It's the weekend before Marcus's birthday, so we'll be nomming all weekend long, including dinner at Sakagura; quick bite at our favorite taco joint, Dos Toros; trying out David's Tea for the first time; brunch with my mom over at Clinton Street Baking Co. (she and Marcus still have not tried its heavenly pancakes yet); drinks at Pegu Club; and baked goods at Maison Kayser (can't wait to "break bread" here!).

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