Sticky Sweet Sunday

Sticky Sweet Sunday

STICKY CINNAMON BUNS | Sticky Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirl Rolls with Crushed Walnuts, Bacon, Vanilla Glaze

This Little Piggy Got Drunk

This Little Piggy Got Drunk

SPICY BOURBON BBQ PORK & BACON MEATBALL SANDWICH | Roasted Corn & Scallion Relish, Black & White Sesame Biscuit

Pumpkin High

Pumpkin High

Warm Pumpkin Bread Pudding | Brandied Maple Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream, Pumpkin Seeds | Balon Winebar & Bistro | 245 East 81st St. (off 2nd Ave.) | 646.641.2282 | balonwinebar.com

Colombia On Lex

…Everything in the shop was made from scratch, including the dough for their arepas, as well as the masa more typically (if less commonly here in the states) used as the “shell” for their empanadas, stuffed with aromatically seasoned stew beef/chicken, deep-fried to order, and served to me in mere minutes piping hot…. [Full Post]




Like A Good Neighbor

…The side salad of arugula, fresh basil, cherry tomatoes and shaved parmesan was a perfect compliment to the dish, as was the wonderful glass of white wine, an Argentinian torrontés of bright, subtle citrus, apricot, and peach, with herbal hints, a nice “weight” (it doesn’t “coat” the inside of your mouth), and finishing clean enough that you can still enjoy the flavors of whatever you’re eating…. [Full post]




Summer Breeze


Funky Cold Medinas | Sugar Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Orange Marmalade, Nutella, and Fresh Mint




Grom Is Da’ Bomb!

…Creamy it was, perfect cold temperature, and rich and layered with a host of complimentary flavors. A nice, clean yet robust vanilla flavor evened the smoothness of the “egg cream”-based gelato. Shards of pure chocolate were small enough to melt on the tongue on contact, while the cornmeal helped keep the biscuits crispy and crunchy until the very last spoonful…. [Full post]