Pizza is Always Right

July 9, 2015

May 3rd, 2013. Pizza is Always Right!

panago pizza

panago pizza

 
 
 
 

In the end I couldn’t help myself….my tummy is a happy place for pizza to be!

Hope my car smells like pizza in the morning….lol!

January 1st, 2012. Breaking New Year’s Dawn Ritual at Denny’s

 

denny's

denny’s

 

 

Despite a brief Denny’s boycott we’d had due to being kicked out for no good reason years ago we’ve inched back in. Because really, in a place like Langley, which is literally a suburb of a suburb, there’s nowhere else to go late at night except Denny’s!

 

denny's

denny’s

 

And of course, we MUST have our traditional New Year’s breakfast at Denny’s after New Years Eve midnight service. Yes, we complain that the food is not healthy and the service is hit and miss…not to mention we are such a large party, which can be hard to seat….but I know deep down inside we love it

denny's

denny’s

 

 

 

 

Sure it’s 3am in the morning, but eat we must!  And when you’re with such great friends how can you feel guilty about what’s going into my tummy 😉

Congee Noodle House

January 9, 2012

August 11th, 2011.  After Volleyball Eats!

congee noodle house

congee noodle house

 

 

After a full evening of playing grass volleyball in the fresh air with 35+ people to socialize with it’s always nice to wind down with something yummy in the tummy

congee noodle house

congee noodle house

 

 

 

 

It’s been a cold summer, which is pretty annoying, so congee was a great idea!  We headed over to Congee Noodle House to warm up our stomaches with some delicious comfy goodness.  As a child I never liked congee (or 죽, in Korean).  Bland, goopy and just kind of blah..but now it’s definitely one of my comfort food faves and with all these amazing combinations CNH is like a congee mall!

congee noodle house

congee noodle house

 

 

 

Phil and I came to the brilliant decision to order a side of Chinese Donuts along with our orders of congee.  Love it!!  Hot, crispy, and just delicious!  Perfect with congee 😀

congee noodle house

congee noodle house

 

 

 

 

I am a huge lover of BBQ Duck, so of course I had to order the BBQ Duck Congee! The congee was a good consistency with the rice having cooked down in the broth to a nice soupy consistency without being way too watery.  There was an ample amount of duck and the fried peanuts and scallion lent a nice flavor and texture compliment.

 

 

 

All in all another fun and delicious evening with friends!!

May 6th, 2011.  A Night In The City

la lanterna di vittorio

la lanterna di vittorio

 

 

 

  Another magical night in the city.  Thank GOODNESS the weather has finally gotten warmer!  Even though it was late at night the air was still fairly warm.  I almost forgot how stinkin’ freezing it had been for the past 4 months…..hahahaha!

la lanterna di vittorio

la lanterna di vittorio

 

 

 

 

   I desperately needed a coffee..after wracking his brain Aaron came up with this incredibly amazing place in Greeenwich Village, La Lanterna di Vittorio.  And what do you know..the garden was open! 

la lanterna di vittorio

la lanterna di vittorio

 

 

 

  Basically this “little” cafe has 3 sections, a tiny little front of house cafe, a downstairs celler lounge where there sometimes is live jazz, and the delicious back indoor garden!  Super intimate, full of romance and just perfect!

la lanterna di vittorio

la lanterna di vittorio

 

 

 

 

This place has been around forever, it seems, and even at 2 o’clock in the morning this place was packed and busy..so they MUST be doing something right   I ordered the Mocha..and honestly..it’s the best mocha I’ve ever had in my LIFE!  I just couldn’t stop smiling over my cup… I literally am drooling just thinking about it now…I will never be able to forget this night!!

Sanford’s Cobb Salad

November 29, 2011

April 30th, 2011.  Sanford’s in Astoria

sanford's restaurant

sanford's restaurant

  Another late night eating binge.  I picked up a Cobb Salad at Sanford’s and brought it home so I could eat it while reading a book on my bed. 

  I absolutely love cobb salads because it’s chock full of delicious meaty protiens!  This one has grilled chicken, smoked ham, bacon, rouqefort cheese, sliced egg, avocado and their signature balsamic vinaigrette.  Mmmmmm~~~!!  So delicious   The addition of avocado lends a delicious creaminess, the strength of the cheese doesn’t overpower the salad in general, the dressing ties everything together perfectly and everything is just so tasty!  Happy

March 5th, 2011.  Sugar Cafe on Housten & Allen (LES)

sugar cafe (les)

sugar cafe (les)

 

 

Sugar Cafe is a place of significance to me.  I have a sweet memory or two of this place. It’s literally a little corner cafe, most of it being exposed to the street when they open it up in the summer.  It’s a small space, but that’s what makes it cozy.

sugar cafe (les)

sugar cafe (les)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Smoked Turkey and Brie Cheese with Green Apple and Honey Mustard on Ciabatta.  The bread was the perfect balance of chewy an soft, the melding of flavors from the smoky turkey, the crisp and juicy apples, the sweet honey mustard and yummy cheese..Mmmmmmmm great sandwich!!

March 4th, 2011.  Sanfords Restaurant

sanfords restaurant

sanfords restaurant

So I’m here so often that I’m just going to put a few items together.

First we have the Yellowfin Tuna Tartare: the tuna is marinaded in a sesame soy sauce which enhances and brings a richness, is topped off with the lovely house guacamole, and served atop a cucumber wasabi aioli.  Totally fresh, super yummy, and deceptively a big portion

sanfords restaurant

sanfords restaurant

 

 

Special of the day was a Pulpo Salad.  The octopus was perfectly cooked being mice and tender without being rubbery an I loved the vinaigrette dressing.  I will have to say, though….again, it’s a larger portion than meets the eye!

 

sanfords restaurant

sanfords restaurant

 

 

 

  Sanford’s Guacamole: fresh hass avocado, tomato, red onion, lemon and olive oil served with whole wheat tortillas.  The simplicity and freshness of the ingredients is what makes this guacamole.  Delicious!

 

 

 

Never a disappointing meal at Sanfords  😉

March 1st, 2011.  Cookie and Milk 

sanford's restaurant

sanford's restaurant

 

 

Even dessert at Sanford’s is a great experience
Cookie & Milk: warm, home-baked chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream on top served with a side of whipped cream and a “shot” of milk 😉

 

A totally playful dessert and so delicious, too!  The cookie was thick and warm with just the right amount of crumble and the whipped cream was the perfect finishing touch to make the whole thing just enjoyable!

HaruHana – K-Town, NYC

October 25, 2011

February 25th, 2011.  Late Night Dinner at HaruHana on W 32nd

haruhana nyc

haruhana nyc

 

After a 10~12 hour work day we just wanna get out of work and eat something!  With Min Obba there’s no hesitation about it.  His philosophy: “If you need to eat, then eat!  Nothing worse than feeling like a beggar after a long day of work!”  We love to eat 😉

haruhana nyc

haruhana nyc

 

 

 

 

Well, K-Town in Midtown NYC is perfect for a late night dinner because there are always places that are open til late and even places like, BCD Tofu House, that are open 24 hours!  We decided on HaruHana.

haruhana nyc

haruhana nyc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We love Lemonade~!  Sweet, slightly tart and so refreshing

haruhana nyc

haruhana nyc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Assorted Sashimi: Tuna, Salmon, Hamachi.  Yum!

haruhana nyc

haruhana nyc

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Breast Salad: Tender seasoned chicken breast atop some greens with a creamy sauce/dressing.  Not overly complicated or impressive, but it’s good to eat

 

 

 

We ate a bunch of other stuff as well, but…we were too busy eating 🙂

February 19th, 2011.  Sanford’s Restaurant 

sanford's restaurant

sanford's restaurant

 

Another wonderful place I found to eat in my new neighborhood is Stanfords.  It’s a mid-range trendy restaurant masquerading as a 24 hour diner . It’s like an upscale diner what with the dim dinner lighting and amazing stuff on the menu such as yellowfin tuna tartare and gourmet burgers 😉

sanford's restaurant

sanford's restaurant

 

 

Since finding this place I’ve become such a regular!!!  They serve my favorite tea brand (r)evolution (which is difficult to find on the market!), an assortment of artisan breadstuff to munch on and have such amazing service!  I’m literally here nearly every day….!

sanford's restaurant

sanford's restaurant

 

 

 

   The Bistro Burger:  melted pepper jack cheese over a moist, juicy beef patty cooked to order (medium), with applewood bacon, caramelized onions and cajun aioli.  The bun is perfectly soft with a hint of crispiness and the burger is just out of this world!  Amazing flavors and satisfaction with every bite.

sanford's restaurant

sanford's restaurant

 

 

 

 

Spinach Artichoke Dip served with whole wheat tortillas.  I thoguht the dip could have been warmer.  But I loved that it had a nice amount of artichokes   And I liked that the chips were actual deep-fried tortillas.

 

 

Sanfords always delivers and I can’t wait to try more stuff!