Saturday, August 30, 2014

La Maison du Chocolat

La Maison du Chocolat

Once again, The Beer Boor strays from his regular duties as a beverage correspondent to discuss indulging his sweet tooth, and learn a bit in the process. This time around, it’s chocolate — specifically, the production of chocolate and one chocolatier’s opinion on how to best savor the experience. Recently I was invited to attend class at La Maison du Chocolat. Tamanaco, as the class is called, offered the opportunity to learn about the chocolate-making process in great depth, from the cacao trees and their differences through the production of chocolate for chocolatiers industrial and artisanal alike. The tables in [...]

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Mi Tio

Mi Tio

I actually wrote about Mi Tio a while ago (over 4 years ago now), but recently returned to see if it was still worth all the fond memories I have of this place.  As I mention in that post, I’ve been going to this place since my father was still alive.  It used to be a very small, hole-in-the-wall, family oriented joint; it doesn’t seem to have changed much from that save the ‘hole-in-the-wall’ description, as it’s expanded quite a bit in the past 10+ years and looks almost fancy.  Almost.  In any case, the prices have changed only slightly…  [...]

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Brooklyn Flea

Brooklyn Flea

I was recently at Brooklyn Flea for the SOS Bake Sale and took the opportunity to eat my way through the market.  At the Red Hook Lobster Pound’s stand, I tried unsuccessfully first to get lobster grits (sold out!), and then went back a short bit later to get some chowder, but in the meantime, they’d sold out of that as well!  Boo!  Someone told me they use the tomalley in the grits, which means I TOTALLY have to get my butt there earlier to get some.  I love lobster (and crab) guts.  Essence of the animal, if you ask me… *drool [...]

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Assi Plaza

Assi Plaza

After my recent education into Korean-Chinese food, and post-traumatic experience at the DMV, I was driving around in a rage trying to avoid traffic home (and failing miserably) when I realized how close I was to Assi Plaza.  I decided to soothe my fraught nerves (standing in line at the DMV for two hours trying to get this fixed was not pleasant, especially the very last line, when a woman gabbed loudly on her phone, breathing on my neck [I kept moving up and she'd move right back up my butt] while her son groped my butt… that little kid [...]

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Tuesdays with TT: BONUS: Metromix.com Hot Plates Live

May 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Around NYC, Chelsea, Feisty Fun, Manhattan, Tuesdays with TT

Tuesdays with TT: BONUS: Metromix.com Hot Plates Live

Over the past couple of months I have become quite the food blogger. I or (CT) bring a camera to every restaurant we go to. Since Yvo has been busy with school, I am stepping up and will now have a weekly column, Tuesdays with TT. Bon Appetit! I was invited to the Metromix.com Hot Plates Live event at Chelsea market last night. As described in a Gothamist email, “When it comes to these increasingly popular “tasting” events, wherein local restaurants offer menu samples to a crowd of gluttonous gourmands, you can’t beat the value of Hot Plates Live. The [...]

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