Thursday, December 13, 2007

A true Brooklyn adventure

After an afternoon spent at the Bryant Park Christmas market and the Clinique counter at Lord & Taylor, I convinced Rachel that it was a good idea to do something a bit more adventuresome for dinner on Saturday night. That adventure was dinner with Matt and Daniel in the Bushwick part of Brooklyn. For those not from the area, Bushwick is an up-and-coming, still kinda scary by Erin's standards, area. The reason for this adventure was mac & cheese, raclette and gruyere mac & cheese from North East Kingdom to be exact.

We popped out of the Jefferson street subway on the L train and were greeted with nothing but warehouses and twinkle lights in the distance. We hoped the lights were the restaurant because otherwise I had lead everyone on a total boondoggle. Indeed they were and we were shocked to find a 45 minute wait to get a table. We were able to wait the fantastic lower level lounge area--looked like a mix between a ski hut and a 1970's basement.

The downside was that dinner took a painfully long to arrive; it almost became a joke. But most of the food was great when it did finally arrive! The mac & cheese did not disappoint! Matt liked his organic chicken pot pie (signature dish) and Daniel liked the duck. The bummer was Rachel's vegetarian reuben sandwich with gruyere, kraut, Russian dressing and chunks of seitan. The flavor was good, but we both agreed that the texture of the seitan, served in chunks not slices was off-putting. The 4 of us also shared some potato wedges and olives; both were good, especially the olives.

It was fun to introduce Matt to some more of my college crew. Everyone behaved (minus rumor of some inappropriate texting when I went to the bathroom;-))

p.s. Our trip to the Clinique counter was a riot. The woman who helped us told one of us that her pores are a mess and told the other one to get some t-zone control so she wasn't "slip sliding away." Gotta love brutally honest New Yorkers! Actually, the woman was super friendly and kept us entertained and beautified for over an hour.

4 Comments:

Blogger Anuradha said...

OMG, I cannot believe that she said that!!! Both of you have beautiful skin. Whatev, she's just J. Mac and Cheese sounds fantastico! Thank you for sharing. I missed you guys this weekend, but hopefully things will quiet down in the office and I can head up soon!

Ta ta,
AB

11:29 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

I hope you can come for a visit real soon! The Dosa Man is waiting for you to visit too:-)

1:17 PM  
Blogger Anuradha said...

ok, i heard a rumor about a strategically timed bathroom break? ahem? I will refrain from further comments because I know your elders read this blog ;)

11:23 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Glad you guys had a fun trip and can't wait to hang with you in NY in January (but we may have to stay away from the Clinique ladies -- they totally scare me!)

1:13 AM  

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