All posts filed under: Food

Restaurant Review: Buttermilk Channel

Cuisine: New American Address: 524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 Oh Buttermilk Channel, you are so good – serving Chicken and Waffles to Brooklyn before Southern Food made it’s hip comeback and took over all of Williamsburg! It also has a very cute, Brooklyn centric story behind its name as documented by Walt Whitman. A long time ago, children, you could walk from Brooklyn to Governors Island. During the low tide, Revolutionary-Era farmers would walk their cows across a sandbar to graze on the island. However, if they stayed too late, the tide rose and the cow’s “lacteal process” apparently was affected by the water resulting in sour milk. So the waterway between Brooklyn and Governors Island became known as the Buttermilk Channel! At least that’s one story. There are a few. It also makes the list of Top 5 Places to Eat Dinner with your Parents In BK! IMPORTANT: Monday night there is a $30 3 course tasting menu. Did you read that? $30 for 3 courses! AMAZING. Also Tuesday is free corkage, aka bring your …

Restaurant Review: Colonie

Cuisine: “American Nouveau” Address: 127 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Colonie is a solid restaurant. It has a vertical garden on the wall, which is cool. It also has some of the better cocktails I’ve had at a trendy restaurant, which is saying a lot considering most all Brooklyn restaurants try to excel in the cocktail arena. It makes the list of Brooklyn’s 5 Best Dinner Spots to Hit Up With Your Parents and is a great date spot. I have to mimic what most of the other existing reviews say about Colonie – they do a fantastic job on the small plates but the mains are nothing to write home about. It doesn’t mean you don’t want to get any mains, it just means you need to maintain a good ratio. Using my super scientific skills I’ve determined you should have about 3 sides for every main, and one main for every 3 people you are with. Roughly. I mean…it’s not an exact science, despite my super scientific skills. Obviously base it off of how much you personally …

Event: Shinola Flagship Store Opening

Shinola, a Detroit founded and based leather goods, watch and bike store opened their flagship store in tribeca last weekend. My friend Sheena worked on the architecture and interior of the space and it is absolutely gorgeous. Shinola opening! Bravo Sheena! https://t.co/iXLb3g6J1O — Kristine (@Kr1stine_) September 14, 2013 There was lots of swag too, among the beautiful leather goods a shiny bikes there was a counter of free Detroit Brewing Works beer and some free Shinola cola to go with your Slows BBQ. Slows wasn’t free unfortunately :)

Food: Je & Jo

Cuisine: Dessert/Ice Cream Location: 515 W 47th St New York, NY It’s a little bit of a hike to get out to this small ice cream shop on 47th st. between 10th ave and 11th. However, I was down to get my walk on for the custom Immaculate Infatuation flavor that was available exclusively for the weekend. It is called “Pretzel Caramel 2: Frozen Boogaloo” and in it is Nutella ice cream, salted caramel, crushed pretzel, vanilla bean ice cream, and chocolate chip cookie dough. Yeah, I bet you’re in a walking mood now too. The inside, which is then covered with a layer of Nutella ice cream. Je & Jo is really adorable. It’s a little on the pricey side at $4.00 a cup but inside of these cups is homemade cookie dough with no raw eggs as well as some of the most inventive flavor combinations I’ve seen. The crowd consisted of mostly people walking their dogs, Asian couples on dates, and really cute Hell’s Kitchen Moms with their kids. Maybe it’s because …