Sparky’s All-American Food

09. June 2004 American, Brooklyn 0
135 North 5th Street off Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn 718/302.5151 about $15 for two, with two drinks, without tip ♥ ♥ ♥ Updated, 2005: Sparky’s has opened a branch in Manhattan, 333 Lafayette Street off Bleecker, 212/334.3035 You can’t call yourself a New Yorker if you can’t make yourself cross the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn is ...

Aquavit

08. June 2004 Anglo-Euro, Midtown 0
13 West 54th Street 212/307.7311 about $300 for three, with a few drinks, without tip ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Updated, 2006: Aquavit has moved down the block at 65 East 55th Street between Park and Madison Avenues, 212/593.0287 I had one of the most surreal dining experiences at Aquavit with two of my friends. It ...

Artisanal

08. June 2004 French, Midtown 0
2 Park Avenue at 32nd Street 212/725.8585 about $125 for two, with two drinks, without tip ♥ ♥ Known for its cheese selections, I took advantage of Restaurant Week and was greatly disappointed with the Artisanal discounted menu. Who wants to be tied down with a choice of either hanger steak or salmon? Four of ...

Seared Scallops

05. June 2004 Shellfish 0
In Vermont, we were able to use someone else’s backyard equipped with a grill. We invited some of the boy’s friends over for a last-minute barbeque party. We served grilled fish and grilled corn and vegetables with these seared scallops. Ingredients: 1 pound of fresh scallops chili powder dried thyme leaves salt, pepper, olive oil ...

Bourgeois Coleslaw

25. May 2004 Vegetables + Salads 0
The boy likes his coleslaw but I can’t stand mayonnaise. I wanted to make a batch for him without going the KFC route. I used two kinds of cabbages for color. The purple cabbage, also known as red cabbage, looked very pretty against the yellow bell pepper. A sprinkle of scallions provided some green and ...