January 1, 2009

Beers, especially from microbreweries, can make wonderful pairings with food. As you can see from the growing list below, we love trying new beers!

Allagash Black
Allagash Curieux

Anchor Christmas Ale

Avery Czar Imperial Stout

B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Russian Imperial Stout

Brewer's Art Beacon Ale
Brewer's Art Ozzie Ale
Brewer's Art Saison des Mysteres
Brewer's Art Sluggo

Brewery Ommegang 3 Philosophers

Brooklyn Brewery Manhattan Project

The Bruery's Two Turtle Doves

Chau Tien Pale Ale

Clipper City Heavy Seas Big DIPA
Clipper City Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop3 Ale
Clipper City Heavy Seas Red Sky at Night
Clipper City Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning Uber Pils

Deschutes Black Porter Stout
Duck Rabbit Milk Stout
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Great Divide Belgica Ale
Firestone Union Jack IPA

Founders Backwoods Bastard
Founders Dirty Bastard
Founders Double Trouble
Founders Dumbo Head Wheat Ale
Founders Imperial Stout
Founders Red Rye's Pale Ale

He'Brew Jewbelation

Keegan Ales Joe Mama Milk Stout

Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout

Left Hand JuJu Ginger
Left Hand Milk Stout

Long Trail Coffee Stout

New Holland Dragon Milk
New Holland Golden Cap Saison

North Coast Blue Star
North Coast Brother Thelonious
North Coast Le Merle
North Coast Old Rasputin
North Coast PranQster
North Coast Red Seal Ale
North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner

Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Gordon
Oskar Blues TenFidy
Oskar Blues Mamas Little Yella Pils

Rogue Chocolate Stout
Rogue Menage a Frog
Rogue Mocha Porter
Rogue Oak Quad Frog
Rogue Russian Imperial Stout
Rogue Signature Northwestern

Russian River Damnation
Russian River Pliny the Elder

Samuel Adams UTOPIAS 2007 (World's strongest beer!)

Sapient Trip Ale
Shmaltz Brewing Coney Island Sword Swallower
Sierra Nevada Imperial Smoked Porter
Sixpoint Otis
Sly Fox Instigator Dopplebock

Squatters Captain Bastard's Oatmeal Stout
Squatters Evolution Amber
Squatters IPA

Stone 10th Anniversary IPA
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Oatmeal Chocolate Stout (coming soon)
Stone 2006 Double Bastard Brandy Barrel Aged Ale
Stone 2007 Imperial Russian Stout
Stone 2008 Imperial Russian Stout (Nitro)
Stone Arrogant Bastard Bourbon Barrel Aged Ale
Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard
Stone Old Guardian Barleywine
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Sublimely Self Righteous

Stoudt's Smooth Hoperator

Victory Brewing Hop Wallop
Victory Brewing Prima Pils
Victory Brewing Storm King Stout
Victory Brewing Wild Devil Ale

Wasatch Full Suspension Pale Ale
Wasatch Polygamy Porter
Wasatch Summer


Cantillon Kriek
Corsendonk Christmas Ale
Crystal (Peru)
Brasserie De La Senne Stouterik
Brouwerij Bavik Pils
Brouwerij Het Anker Gouden Carolus Tripel
Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA
Black Oak Nut Brown Ale
Durham Hop Addict
Grand River Hannenberg Pils
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel
Mike Duggan Number 9 IPA
Neustadt Springs 10w30
O'hara's Irish Stout
St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout
Steam Whistle
Unibroue Ephemere Pommes
Unibroue Trader Joe's 2009 Vintage Ale
Urthel Hop-It
*Westvleteren 12

Bars, Breweries. and Gastropubs:
Baltimore, MD:
Brewer's Art
Chicago, IL:
We enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner - and learning more about it through wine tastings and speaking with winemakers. Below is our list of wines we have enjoyed and reviewed - with many more to come!

Red Wine

Reds under $20:
Alamos Malbec Seleccion 2007 
Delas 2007 St. Esprit Cotes du Rhone Red
No. 99 Estates Wayne Gretzky Merlot 2007
Perrin and Fils wines 
Tres Picos  

Reds over $20:
Ada Nada Barbaresco Cichin 2000
Beckmen Santa Ynez Syrah #1 Clone 2004
Betts & Scholl Grenache, Barossa Valley 2006 (at Gramercy Tavern)
Chiarello Family Cabernet Sauvignon Bambino, Napa 2006 (at Bottega)
Chiarello Family Zinfandel Giana, Napa 2006 (at Bottega)
Loring Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007
Moulin des Sablons, Chinon 2006 (at Gramercy Tavern)
Orin Swift The Prisoner, Napa 2007
Palazzo Cabernet Franc, Truchard Vineyard 2005 (at The French Laundry)
Pisoni Vineyard Pinots
Steltzner Sangiovese, Napa 2005 (at Bottega)
Tor Syrah Durell Vineyards Clone 1, Carneros 2003 (at Per Se)

White Wines (incl Sparkling Wine and Champagne)

Whites under $20:

Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut NV 
Foxglove Chardonnay 2007
Gruet Brut 
Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2007 
Les Charmes Chardonnay 2007
Mionetto Prosecco
No. 99 Estates Wayne Gretzky Unoaked Chardonnay 2007
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva

Whites over $20:
Calera Viognier, Mt. Harlan 2007 (at The French Laundry)
Orin Swift The Veladora, Napa 2007
Pierre Gimonnet Blanc de Blancs, 1er Cru MV (at Per Se)
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs 2005 (at The French Laundry)

Wine Bars and Wineries
Casellula Cheese and Wine Cafe (NYC)

Proof (Washington DC)

Wine Stores
Tinto Fino (NYC, Best Place for Spanish Wines)
From time to time, we love to treat ourselves to a fancy meal. Whether it's for celebrating a special occasion or just exploring a new city's best restaurant, we relish any opportunity to experience great haute cuisine. Our list includes any restaurant that we believe would be "date-worthy".

New York
Asia de Cuba
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Brasserie 8 1/2
The Breslin at the Ace Hotel
Del Posto 
Eleven Madison Park
Fish Tail
Gramercy Tavern
Jean Georges

Ocean Grill
Per Se
The Red Cat
Stanton Social
Sushi Yasuda


Napa Valley area, California
We love to travel - and plan our vacations around food! For your next trip, we've compiled a snapshot of places we've visited and our foodie itinerary - Happy Travels!

Baltimore, MD:

Brewer's Art
Charm City Cakes
Clipper City Brewing Company
G&M Restaurant and Lounge

Chicago, IL:
The Art Institute of Chicago
Cafe Spiaggia
Frontera Grill
The Gage
Hot Doug's
Table 52
Uncommon Ground (Wrigleyville)

Napa Valley area, CA:
Auberge du Soleil
The French Laundry
Hog Island Oyster Co.
Orin Swift Cellars
Oxbow Food Market
St. Helena Olive Oil Company

New England area (CT, RI):
Rowayton Seafood

New Orleans, LA:
Acme Oyster House
Cafe du Monde
Central Grocery
Commander's Palace
EAT Restaurant
Evan's Famous Creole Candy Factory
Johnny's Po-Boys
Pat O'Briens
Sazerac Bar

Park City, UT:

Washington, DC:
We love to cook - and easy, quick, and tasty recipes are generally what we make. Here is our growing list of recipes that we have posted.

Blueberry and Goat Cheese Salad
Caprese Salad
Edamame Spread
Fig and Goat Cheese Salad
Fried Jellyfish
Heirloom Cherry Tomato skewers
Jellyfish Salad
Oven-Baked Panko and Coconut Shrimp
Purple and White Eggplant Tower
Spicy Red Dal

Baked Penne, Pork Belly, and Potato
Cottage Pie (and Whimsical Purple version)
Couscous Salad 
Irish Bacon with Cabbage
Kangaroo Steak
Karela Japanese Curry
Kerala Red Rice Dish
Low-temp baked Salmon
Maitake Mushrooms and Duck Egg
Mini Vegetarian Muffulettas
Masaman Shrimp and Chicken with Black Mushrooms
Moroccan Couscous with Saffron
Pearl Couscous Salad
Rabbit Sausage with Beer Braised Onions 
Rice Crepes
Red Quinoa Salad
Who doesn't love a good bargain? Here's our archive our favorite cheap eats in NYC and beyond! (Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Toronto, Washington D.C., and more to come!)

(Note that we've also included dessert places where, for example $3 may be pricey for a cookie, but $3 for an overall quick bite is pretty cheap).

New York

Street trucks (mobile locations):

Upper West Side:

Upper East Side:

Midtown East:
Zibetto Espresso Bar

Midtown West:

Murray Hill/Gramercy/Flatiron:

Village/West Village/Meatpacking District:

East Village/LES:

Chinatown/Soho/Tribeca/Financial District:





North York:

East York:

Washington DC
Who doesn't love a compliment? Being an amateur photographer and blogger, it is thrilling to see our content highlighted in the press and on other major websites. Here's the (hopefully growing) list of places where you can find High/Low Food/Drink.

08/18/2010:  FoodCandy: Upcoming Event: Le Grand Fooding NY vs SF Sept 24, 25 (front page)
08/03/2010:  Food News Journal:  Best of the Blogs:  Korea Day in Central Park
05/22/2010:  Westside Independent: Top Local Chefs Talk About Child Obesity at New Taste of UWS
05/09/2010:  Cafe Mom:  Panko and Coconut Shrimp
04/13/2010:  Food News Journal:  Best of the Blogs:  Maitake Mushrooms
04/06/2010:  Westside Independent:  Canteen 82
04/02/2010:  Eater NY:  Canteen 82
04/02/2010:  Midtown Lunch:  Smorgas Chef
03/11/2010:  American Spice.com:  Guinness Cupcakes!
01/25/2010:  Midtown Lunch:  Dessert Truck is back...but not for us
01/22/2010:  Midtown Lunch:  The BBQ Beef Sandwich is now $10.50?!?! 
01/07/2010:  FoodCandy:  Cottage Pie (Front page)
11/18/2009:  NYC Daily Deals:  50 Cheap Eats!
11/06/2009:  Midtown Lunch "Looking for Vegetarian Korean?  HanGawi hits the spot"
11/04/2009:  FoodCandy:  Jean Georges (Front page)
10/29/2009:  Midtown Lunch:  Who Needs Coffee?
10/17/2009:  The WG News:  Eurotrash
10/02/2009:  1 Drop a Day:  Luke's Lobster
09/28/2009:  LI Q City:  Le Fooding 
09/25/2009:  All About 5th:  Al di La Trattoria
09/05/2009:  FoodCandy:  Superdawg (Front page)
07/13/2009:  Midtown Lunch:  Tim Hortons "there seems to be free coffee available at every location"

As Seen In:

my foodgawker gallery my craftgawker gallery

Photograzing (Serious Eats):
Beef Tartare with Douglas Fir Tips 
Blueberry Manchego Cheesecake
Breaded Bone Marrow
Brussels Sprout Pizza 
Carbonara Pizza
Cauliflower Popcorn
Chocolate Almond Cherry Pie
Chocolate-covered Ice Cream Lollipop
Chocolate Verrines  
Clam and Pork Belly Pizza
Crab Salad
Farm-to-Table Lunch
Farro Salad
Gianjuda at Marea
Halibut with Radicchio
Hazelnut Gelato on a Stick
Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
Jellyfish Salad 
Lychee Lassi
Kulfi Pistachio Cardamom Ice-Cream 
Kumato Tomatoes
Lemon, Strawberry, and Mint Popsicles 
Mac n' Cheese Pizza
Macaron Tour of NYC 
Maitake Mushroom
Meyer Lemon Ice Cream
Mini Banana Pancakes 
Naturally Colored Cracked Easter Egg
Naturally Colored Easter Eggs
Nutella Puff Pastry 
Octopus Tapas with Pop Rocks
Pancakes and Bacon Custard
PB&J Square Donut
Pearl Couscous Salad

SugarBomber (Citysearch):
Smith Family 12-Layer Cake
Spicy Sopressata Pizza

About Us

Eat, drink and are married! Since we met, we've bonded over our shared love for food. We love to explore NYC through food and drink and started this website as a diary of our food-related adventures.  On our site, you'll find plenty of restaurant reviews, entertaining tips, and easy recipes they use in their 30 sq ft kitchen. 
While Jeff is the wine/craft beer expert (as seen in his drink posts), I (Andrea) love to create and entertain at home.  I love to brighten up parties by simply dressing up cupcakes or by creating elaborate dessert tables (for baby showers, his or her birthday parties, or holidays like Christmas, New Year's Eve, and Valentine's Day). 

We currently live in New York City, but love to travel around (and plan our vacations around food!)

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