By Dara Pollak PERILLAAAAAA!! I want to fall to my knees a la Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire and bellow this from the depths of my soul. PERILLAAAAAAA!!! Dramatic? Maybe. There is a reason, I promise, and that reason just might be made of duck. My friend Gil (who, you may have noticed, [...]
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By Dara Pollak Wedged in between the likes of basmati rice and raita in Curry Hill sits The Three Hens, a non-Indian, contemporary restaurant featuring American comfort food with fun and exotic twists. I have to say that I enjoyed some of these twists, while others just left me a little perplexed or indifferent. One [...]
By Dara Pollak Creative, beautiful, delicious. These are all words I would use to describe David Burke’s cooking in general, but more specifically, it describes my brunch at David Burke Kitchen on Saturday. Following some unnecessary (but enjoyable) spending at the Bloomingdale’s friends and family sale with my friend Alex, we had a totally necessary [...]
By Dara Pollak If you’re anything like me, one of the reasons you live in NYC is the abundance of takeout spots and proximity to all things deliciousness. Though doesn’t it frustrate you when you can’t get your favorite sandwich or dessert delivered because they simply “don’t do delivery”? Yes. Problems. Fortunately, the online ordering [...]
By Dara Pollak Perhaps one of New York’s best brunch spots, Egg, is located on North 5th street in my lovely neighborhood of Williamsburg, though I rarely come here because the wait is usually outrageous. But my mom happens to really enjoy it, so I put our names down last Saturday and within barely 15 [...]
By Dara Pollak Here’s hoping that Hurricane Irene doesn’t pay us a visit until late Sunday or Monday, because then you can enjoy what’s left of the summer this weekend at OpenHouse Gallery’s two “cool” events, Cool Cravings and the Cupcake Cakewalk. I happen to have two tickets to each event and I am ready [...]