Thursday, December 29, 2011


Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Baked Ziti

Bill's Old London Pizza

328 Loney Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111
cheesesteak with mushrooms and onions minus cheese

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Dinner


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve Dinner

beef stew

seafood paella

brussel sprouts

cornish hens

homemade apple pie (by me!)

chocolate mousse yule log

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mitsuwa - Sanuki Sandou Udon

595 River Road, Edgewater, NJ 07020

what remains after a beef udon with egg

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


6 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016

Favorite item: wasabi-tossed tuna

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hide-Chan Ramen

248 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022
Plum Wine

Pork Bun

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen: traditional original pork based broth ramen since 1963

(added some spicy red sauce)


1606 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

Meatball Parmigiana Sub

2 Bros Pizza

557 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

d.b.a. - Birthday Drinks

Friday, December 16, 2011

DBGB Kitchen & Bar - Double Birthday Dinner

299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
A pork extravaganza!

First Course:
Fromage De Tete - Gilles Verot's Award Winning Chilled Pig's Head Terrine

Main Course:
Roasted Suckling Pig - Pork, Bacon, Apple and Sage Stuffing

Fingerling Potatoes

Housemade Beer Braised Sauerkraut
Beverage (right): Anthem, Cider, Wandering Aengus from Oregon - full bodied cider, well balanced between tart and sweet 6.2% abv

Brussels Sprouts
Olivier's Endive Ham Gratin

Dessert Course:
Baked Alaska - Vanilla & Pistachio Ice Cream, Raspberry Sorbet, Fresh Meringue Flambée with Chartreuse

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Bacon cookies and apples

It was a fantastic dinner if you're a fan of pork. The sides complemented the suckling pig quite nicely, although the Ham Gratin was a little on the heavy side, being that it was drenched in cheese and that there was more pork in it. I would have preferred the skin of the suckling pig be more crunchy, cooked like my more familiar with lechón-style, but nonetheless was tasty. We ended up having a lot of leftovers, but both ears and the tail were eaten (I did not partake in those body parts).

The Baked Alaska was refreshingly light and a perfect ending - a chocolate dessert would have been way too heavy.