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 Stracciatella (Sweet Cream Chocolate Chip) & Salted Milk, filled with a sweet cream chocolate chip ganache paired with salted milk ganache. I had high expectations for this flavor and I was not disappointed. It’s light and creamy with a hint of a chocolate aftertaste.
My ordering so far of most to least favorite: Salted Caramel Pretzel, Cherry Jam & Cappuccino Ganache, Peach & Cornbread Ganache, Stracciatella & Salted Milk, Lychee Ganache & Mascarpone Ganache, Pumpkin Pie & Brown Sugar Ganache, Blueberry & Sweet Corn, Ube Ganache & Thai Coconut Ganache, Strawberry & Olive Oil, Lemon Curd & Graham Cracker Ganache , Blackberry Jam & Coconut Ganache, Early Grey & Okinawa black Sugar, Mango Jam & Milk Chocolate Ganache, Strawberry Poppyseed & Buttermilk, Raspberry & Pistachio, Honey Peach Jam & Graham Cracker Ganache, Almond and Fig, Apple & Rhubarb, Matcha & Coconut, Passionfruit & Vanilla, Peanut Butter & Banana, Caramel Flan & Orange Marmalade, Pineapple & Oolong, Green Apple Butterscotch, and Black Truffle & Caramel Popcorn Cronut.
I grabbed some Popup Bagels and they were so good I went back a few days later! These bagels originated from a backyard pickup window in Connecticut and have won Brooklyn Bagelfest “Best Bagel” two years in a row. They recently opened a location in Soho and I recommend going during the week to avoid the long lines. We only tried the everything and plain, but they were delicious, especially the everything.
We made it back into Don Angie and our favorite dish was the Chicken Scarpariello with blackened sausage on top and the Japanese Sweet Potatoes. I don’t think I’ve ever said chicken was my favorite dish of a meal, but with the sausage it didn’t feel like eating chicken. The sweet potatoes also had such a great seasoning, we were all trying to figure out how to recreate them.
Pisillo is a delicious panini shop with a location near our apartment. The sandwiches weigh about two pounds each and are consistently fresh and delicious. We had the Roma with porchetta, smoked mozzarella, roasted peppers, arugula.
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I tried Funny Face Bakery’s seasonal Pumpkin Sugar N Spice with a pumpkin taste, white chocolate chips, and cinnamon and I loved their new Apple Cider N Spice with a taste of cinnamon, apple cider, and nutmeg.
Brindle Room was created by a former Chopped contestant and was featured on Diners Drive-ins and Dives. They’re most known for their burgers that are cooked and seasoned to perfection. Sebastian’s Steakhouse Burger is their most popular one, but we also loved the Brindles Blue Cheese Burger and truffle fries. We recommend starting with the house made spicy queso too.
Burgers & Lobster is a, you guessed it, fun seafood and burger restaurant. We went in to try their Taste of B&L where they offer their signature dishes for throwback prices and it’s a great deal! Signature dishes include the Lobster Roll ($25), Burger ($20) and Whole Lobster ($30) with fries or side salad for a limited time. We also enjoyed the coconut shrimp, crab bites, and bread pudding.
Little Rebel is an eclectic spot with delicious food! The restaurant had celebrity mug shots all over the walls as decoration depicting famous rebels. We had Tiger Woods at our table, not his best look. Our favorite dish was the Steak Sandwich on fresh brioche, but the Duck Empanadas were a close second. We also loved the Kale Caesar and Short Rib Croquette. My friend and I went right before Halloween and had fun trying out their spooky cocktails, but they were a little too strong for me. I had such a great time at this restaurant and I’d love to check out their brunch next time.
What caught your eye this month?