Monday, November 14, 2011

Brooklyn bites

After this last weekend in NYC, our dear friends at BeerUnion’s journey to a legal union is officially complete. And, of course, I ate a lot of great food that I didn’t take any pictures of. I didn’t even remember to get a formal photo with Alex of both of us all gussied up—even if there are innumerable photos (and no doubt videos) of us tearing up the dance floor. You know that’s right.
Luckily, I did take pictures of our trip to the Dekalb Market in Brooklyn. A series of shops set up in freight cars, this seemingly abandoned train yard is actually a pretty nifty dining experience.
After exploring the park, Alex and I settled on Cheeky Sandwiches—a short rib, challah, horseradish combo for Al, and egg on a biscuit for me. My biscuit was warm, buttery and satisfying on a blustery November day and Alex gobbled his own up before I could have a bite, yet the simplicity for price ratio left something to be desired.
Between the un-pictured goat cheese ravioli soaked in butter, salt bagels, buttermilk fried chicken with mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts, and pulled pork, my favorite taste discovery of the weekend was My Friend’s Mustard, which arrived as part of our welcome package with pretzels for dipping and beer for pairing.
Now that was a “welcome” snack.  We had a fabulous time at the wedding and I am so happy for the newlyweds (now off on their honeymoon to Austria), but what I really want to say is: Thanks for the mustard!