Foodie Friday: September 2022

Hi friends, welcome back to another edition of my monthly series showcasing all my delicious eats during the month. As you know, one of my favorite parts of living in NYC is the abundance of incredible food, and I’ve been on a mission to try all the best places and share my finds along the way. Disclaimer: these posts will cause hunger 🙂 If you want to stay up to date on all my foodie finds, you can follow my food Instagram here.

As usual, I went to Dominique Ansel to grab the monthly cronut flavor of Earl Grey tea-infused ganache and Japanese Okinawa black sugar ganache. This one was very light and didn’t have a strong flavor. I think this one wasn’t as filled inside as they usually are, so it tasted more like a plain cronut. Jon said it didn’t have much taste, but I liked it.

My ordering so far of most to least favorite: Salted Caramel Pretzel, Lychee Ganache & Mascarpone Ganache, Blueberry & Sweet Corn, Ube Ganache & Thai Coconut Ganache Cronut, Early Grey & Okinawa black Sugar, Mango Jam & Milk Chocolate Ganache, Strawberry Poppyseed & Buttermilk, Honey Peach Jam & Graham Cracker Ganache, Almond and Fig, Passionfruit & Vanilla, Caramel Flan & Orange Marmalade, Green Apple Butterscotch, and Black Truffle & Caramel Popcorn Cronut.

My friend and I went to Smorgasburg near the World Trade Center and had so much fun trying out different booths. Smorgasburg is a weekly open-air food market and has locations in Jersey City, Lower Manhattan, Prospect Park, and Williamsburg. Each location has a different variety of booths and it’s always a lot of fun to visit. We shared the Fedoroffs Philly Cheesesteak, Cookies N’ Cream Bona Bona Ice Cream, K-Dogs potato and cheese dog, and some Mao Bao dumplings.

I was invited to all of the following restaurants:

My friend invited me to Mom’s Kitchen & Bar in Midtown and this fun restaurant is 90s themed with brunch food served all day along with lunch and dinner options. It’s right by all the Broadway theaters so it would be a good place to have dinner before a show. We got the Get Out of My Swamp (Shrek inspired) and Hot Girl Summer drinks. Hot Girl Summer was our favorite because we aren’t fans of the mezcal in the Shrek inspired drink. I got the Bedrock Pancakes for my entree and this was a lot of sugar! My friend ordered the Mac & Cheese pancakes and they tasted better than you would think. I don’t think I’d ever order a whole plate of them, but a bite was good. We finished off the meal with this Velvet Teddy milkshake!

The Cabin is a cool bar in Alphabet City that is known for their seasonal décor and menu. I was invited to check out their new fall menu and had such a great time. They have three new cocktails Sweet Flower, Clover Club, and Spiked Hot Cider. The Sweet Flower was my favorite, it was very light and refreshing. The Spiked Apple Cider was very strong and had a big kick the first few sips. I’m not a fan of gin so I didn’t try the other one, but it looked pretty. I chose the Butternut Squash Ravioli for my entrée and it was so delicious! The caramelized brown butter sage cream sauce was very sweet without being overwhelming. They also had a Cajun Blackened Shrimp sandwich and Autumn Delight Salad. For dessert this s’mores treat was delicious! It was very rich and tasted a bit like a brick of fudge with a toasted marshmallow on top.

Funny Face Bakery brought back their Pumpkin Sugar N’ Spice cookie and it’s always a delicious treat. My one wish is that they would put some chocolate chips in here, then it would be perfect.

Luv Pizza is a newer pizza shop near Times Square. They offer pizza by the slice and have a cool instagrammy interior. It’s a place to escape from the busyness of the area and recharge with a slice of pizza. Our favorite was the pepperoni slice but we also tried the margarita.

 Seawolf is a surf and turf restaurant with two locations in Brooklyn. We went to the Bushwick location and we loved the chill vibe and delicious food. It reminded us a bit of Seamore’s, but we liked Seawolf better. We got the Deviled Eggs, Lobster Ravioli, Fish & Chips, and some Classic Margaritas. I actually liked the Fish & Chips best, it tasted so fresh and was perfectly fried.

I shared more about our Underground Donut Tour here. They have tours all over the country and I’d definitely recommend joining one!

Last thing to share this month, Jon made this pizza and it was his best one yet! He makes the dough and sauce from scratch and cooked it on a pizza stone in the oven. We dream of the day we can have a pizza oven!

What caught your eye this month?







33 thoughts on “Foodie Friday: September 2022

  1. I want to know how you EVER can drink that milkshake. It should come with directions. Also, that first picture of you……you look like a saucy witch. Love it.

    1. We had to deconstruct the milkshake and eat the cake separately. Luckily we had practice from another dessert spot. I do have a lot of fun at foodie events!

    1. Not much food goes to waste, but I try to space things out so I only eat out once or twice a week. I do workout about 6x a week though so that helps!

    1. That is true, that pizza was delicious! Can’t wait until we have a real pizza oven one day. Don’t think our apartment would approve.

  2. Hard to choose a favorite this time around, Lyssy, because they’re ALL eye-catching. Instead I’ll agree with Peggy and go with the first photo. There must be a story behind the ear-to-ear grin. I think I’ve asked before but do you & Jon ever go BACK to a restaurant, or is it a new one every time out? In the little town we just moved to we’d run out of options very quickly ha.

    1. Peggy was my third grade teacher 🙂 As my Instagram has grown I’ve been invited to check out new restaurants/foodie events and that picture is from an event. I have so much fun meeting other foodies so that is the reason for the smile. We usually don’t go back to restaurants except for our takeout places. The Emily is a place we’ve been to three times, but the main reason is that it’s my friend from Chicago’s favorite place. I hope your options are good!

  3. For some reason I’m more salty than sweet! So the pizza, the fish and chip and the lobster ravioli really caught my eyes! And thanks to you I have this lobster ravioli crave now 😅 I need to find it somewhere close by lol
    Thanks for sharing as always!
    Have a great weekend 🙂

    1. The salty food was good this month! I hope you can find some lobster ravioli easily!! Hope you had a great weekend 🙂

  4. Oh lord Lyssy, I’m trying to imagine how many kilos I would put on if I consumed even half of this stuff in a month. Somehow it’s the butternut squash ravioli that tempts me from your list, maybe I’m just trying to be a bit more sensible ha ha.

    1. A lot of people in NYC eat out every night, and I feel like I would explode and have health issues if we did that. The butternut squash was very good!

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