Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dude's Day Off

I decided to take the day after my birthday off because I had some vacation days to burn. I decided to meet up D'Artagnan and our buddy Kohji since we haven't hung out in a long time. What was supposed to be a light meal ended up being a whole mess load of delicious food, multiple bottles of wine, and gallons of beer. Good times as usual...

21 Bedford Street
New York, NY 10014-4768
Phone: (212) 989-5769

Recap - Multiple bruschetta, sandwiches, and bottles of wine here. A good place to chill out, but the quality seemed to have dropped from previous years. Still pretty damn fun and we could have stopped here, but the call of the wild pushed us on.

Blue Ribbon Bakery and Cafe
35 Downing St
New York , NY
Phone: (212) 337-0404

Recap - We marched on across the street to Blue Ribbon. This place is comfort food personified and it was so friggin' fun. Saucisson Sec, Baked Chorizo, Beef Marrow and Red Wine Sauce kicked so much ars. More bottles of wine here and we were in sensory overload.

Francois Payard
116 West Houston Sreet
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 995-0888

Recap - D'artagnan suggested we venture on for some desserts and we ended up hitting up Payard. Ordered the caramel eclair and it was so out of control tasty. We should have stopped here, but it was a dudes day off so we pressed on...

Jacques Torres
Chocolate Heaven
350 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014-4504
Phone: (212) 414-2462

Recap - This place is really chocolate heaven and the aroma of chocolate hits you as soon as you walk in. Pretty damn fun...

W4th St Taco Truck
W 4th St, New York 10003
Between Grove St and Barrow St
(in front of Gristedes)

Recap - After gallons of beers, we needed some quick grub and my go to joint in the west village is the taco truck on west fourth street. It's not your standard ground beef and chicken tacos - they do lengua and the taco lady suggested i go for the oreja (pig ears) which are not on the menu. This was so perfect - flavorful and a bit of chew. Awesome place and great way to end the night.

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