hungry for more?

subscribe to!

food for thought



  • No categories

festivals and events

raves and reviews

the sweet scoop

the sweet scoop

posts tagged ‘american’

Tribeca Gets Distilled: New Modern Pub Now Open

Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 11:06 AM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

In the heart of Tribeca, a modern rendition of a classic American public house is born. The sprawling landmarked space on the corner of West Broadway and Franklin is now home to Distilled, an inviting restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, an open kitchen, chef’s counter, raw bar and elevated outdoor patio for the warm summer months.

Young hotshot exec chef Shane Lyons, formerly of Momofuku Noodle Bar, showcases elevated comfort food in his creative, globally-flavored menu. You’ll find hearty bar snacks like beer-battered onion rings and Distilled’s signature wings, along with entrées of country fried duck & French toast-style waffles drizzled with smoked Serrano maple syrup, and 24-hour slow cooked pork ribs accompanied by watermelon, red onions and pickled mustard seed. A selection of sweet treats includes an apple pie soda float and strawberry cheesecake with pink peppercorn, rhubarb and mascarpone.

Celebrated mixologists Sheldon Wiley and Benjamin Wood are the dynamic duo behind Distilled’s beverage program, which features specialty signature drinks like the ‘Tribecan’ with bourbon, Carpano Antica, chocolate bitters, lemon oil and absinthe rinse, and the ‘Derby Shrub’ with Amaro CioCiaro, apricot shrub, chamomile-infused rye and fresh mint. Not only do my buds Sheldon and Ben totally rock, but their cocktails are killer—making Distilled’s bar definitely one to belly up to. A wine list featuring regional American and international varieties, along with an array of craft beers, round out the beverage offerings.

Check out the full menu here and stay up-to-date on this hot new spot by following Distilled on Facebook and Twitter.
Images courtesy of Distilled

Share the love!
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • RSS

10 Classic American Desserts on The Daily Meal

Friday, February 1, 2013 at 09:02 AM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

They say “as American as apple pie” for a reason. Our sweets-loving nation has become renowned for many iconic, notable desserts—from regional specialties to tried-and-true classics. Many of which are at the heart of our country’s food culture. After all, what would birthdays be without cake? Holidays without pie? Summers without ice cream?
the daily meal - 10 classic american desserts
To help celebrate our love affair with classic indulgences, The Daily Meal asked me to round up a collection of timeless and oh-so beloved American desserts. Did your favorite nostalgic treat make the list? Get sweet on the full article (complete with a mouthwatering picture slideshow and recipe links) here.

Image courtesy of The Daily Meal

Share the love!
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • RSS

Alobar Restaurant Celebrates the Year of the Pig

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 02:11 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Happy one year anniversary to Alobar! Since opening in November 2011, this cutting-edge dining destination in Long Island City has taken “pub grub” to new heights, and has become renowned for serving rustic nose-to-tail American fare paired with carefully selected craft beers, whiskeys and handcrafted cocktails. Alobar even earned a coveted place on Michelin Guide’s 2013 Bib Gourmand List.

Alobar’s owner Jeff Blath and chef Ian Kapitan

To celebrate its first anniversary on November 15th, Alobar is hosting a week of especially delicious events:

Whiskey Tuesday with Four Roses Bourbon | Tuesday, November 13th: To kickoff the celebrations, Beverage Director Chess Lankford presents a complimentary tasting of Four Roses Bourbon, along with a brand rep to share insights on each variety of the Kentucky spirit.

Alobar Charcuterie Night | Wednesday, November 14th: Paying homage to its favorite meat curing styles, Alobar is offering one large platter of eleven of the tastiest house-made delicacies ($50; serves 2-3), with varieties including: Pig Ear Terrine, Duck Breast Prosciutto & Foie Gras-Apple Terrine.

Anniversary Beer Dinner | Thursday, November 15th: Commemorate Alobar’s one-year with an indulgent 5-course menu (including Smoked Trout, Grilled Quail & Rosemary Sausage, Roasted Rack of Lamb & Braised Shoulder, and more) paired with beers from San Diego’s Stone Brewing Company ($50 for dinner & pairings, view the full menu here).

Weekend Pig Roasts | Friday & Saturday, November 16th-17th: Kick up your heels and get ready to pig out at Alobar’s weekend-long pig-filled feast served family-style ($30 per person for mains & sides).

Reserve your spot today! | 718.752.6000 | 46-42 Vernon Boulevard, LIC NY
 And to savor the flavor of Alobar at home, mix up their addictive Maple Bacon Popcorn recipe:

 Maple Bacon Popcorn | Recipe from Alobar (serves 6)

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups basic popcorn
    Preheat an oven to 350°. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add bacon strips and cook until crisp, turning occasionally. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate; reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings.

    Crumble bacon. Toss bacon, drippings, maple syrup, black pepper, and salt with popcorn. Spread popcorn mixture in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes, rotating trays halfway through, stirring occasionally. Serve hot. Enjoy!

    Images courtesy of Alobar Restaurant

    Share the love!
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
    • RSS