Let's start in Brooklyn! Bear in mind, I know there are more neighborhoods in each of the NYC boroughs--I'm just listing the places we managed to make it to!
We stayed with our friend in this neighborhood and had a lovely breakfast at Carribbean restaurant Trini-gul.
a "double" from Trini-gul
I could eat doubles every single morning for breakfast. The heavily seasoned chickpea stew glues two soft flatbreads together and fills my stomach with a satisfying ball of starch to start off the day right. Pictured with authentic Brooklyn chain link fence.
Our last meal in New York was a memorable one. A couple of days before we had passed on eating pastrami at Katz's Deli (the Lower East Side food tour coming soon!) in favor of wrapping up our trip with the pastrami at David's Brisket House & Deli. I guess I will never (?) know what I missed by skipping Katz's, but I do know I was not disappointed at David's.
a classic pastrami on rye with mustard from David's Brisket House
My eyes probably grew wide when the fellow assembling sandwiches pulled a huge hunk of fragrant meat from a steam tray and put it on the meat cutter, juice dripping off the edge of the table and onto a strategically-placed towel. So tender, so fatty, so hard to forget.
Sunday morning we made it out to the Brooklyn Flea at the East River Waterfront in Williamsburg. There's also one in Fort Greene on Saturdays. It was every bit the foodie haven that it had been advertised to be.
Matt, posing dutifully with watermelon juice from the Red Hook Vendors
for dessert: the "goodwich" from The Good Batch
I wanted so badly to have stroopwafels from The Good Batch, especially the peanut-butter-filled kind. Somehow, even after we purchased an ice cream sandwich from that very stand, we failed to realize that it was indeed the stroopwafel place. Oh, well. They were probably out of them anyway and that would have just made me more crazy.
Not pictured (our camera battery died at dinner) is pizza at Forcella in Williamsburg. Now, none of us ordered the montanara pictured in the Serious Eats review, but we did have a couple of the fried pizzas, and they were folded up and fried like calzones plus sauce, rather than flat as depicted. We were confused, but no less satisfied.
Coming soon: a pictorial food romp through Queens!