About this blog

My mother was a great cook. My father loved to eat.
I am the Man from Pawtucket and this is my story. Here you will find a collection of observations, from Central Falls to Central Park, from Pawtucket to Paris, about Eating Well. Bon Appetit.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spumoni Gardens and more.

April 25, 2009

We went to Spumoni Gardens on Saturday. The Brooklyn institution is located on 86th Street, between Stillwell and Avenue U, in the Bensonhurst / Gravesend neighborhoods. After pizza and of course spumoni ice cream, we made a quick stop at Alba pastry shop on 18th Avenue for a lobster tail. Fuggedaboutit.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

East Village Tour

April 4, 2009

A quick walking tour of the East Village:

1. fresh tacos at Zaragoza
2. Ruben’s Empanadas
3. Dumpling Man

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Barcelona Trip Report - Day 1 - Part 2

Barcelona Trip Report - Day 1

Ciutat Comdal Cerveseria - Ramblas de Catalunya 18

Feeling the effects of my flight, I stay close to my hotel for dinner. I come across Ciutat Comdal Cerveseria which I have read about as I researced restaurants. The place is lively, full and just as billed. I order a Pilsner Urquell as I look through the menu. I decide on a montadito of serrano ham, calamares romana, sepietes planxa and esparagos trigueros. I enjoy the baby squid with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and the crunchy grilled green asparagus. I will have to remember that that anything cooked “romana” will be fried. Not that there’s anything wrong with it.

Barcelona Trip Report - Day 1

Barcelona Trip Report - Day 1
Taller de Tapas - Ramblas de Catalunya 49-51

My first day in Barcelona and following a trip to La Sagrada Familia I head to an outpost of the heralded tapas joint Taller de Tapas on the Ramblas de Catalunya for a late lunch. I start with an order of pa amb tomaquet (tomato bread) and pernil serra (serrano ham). The ham is a good accompaniment to the tomato pulp, olive oil and sea salt covered grilled bread. I follow up with bunyols bacalla (salt cod fritters) and sepietes planxa (squid). The fritters were perfectly fried and quite delicious. I washed everything down with a few San Miguel beers. All in all a perfect start to my culinary excursion.