Dining Desperado-The Good, The Bad and the YUMMY

Conquering the country one bite at a time. There are no foods I actually dislike, just foods I prefer. Bread, nuts, cheese, and dessert, are on the supremely awesome list.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Pandas with faces

From my sister via Washington D.C. I love Asian packaging...and i'll go you one further. I love asian sweets. Look closely at the pandas and you will love them too. They have faces, and not just one face. Oh no! Asia recognizes that the cookie panda can not be reduced to one emotion. The cookie panda smiles, cries, gasps, laughs, and he's DELICIOUS. A white creamy coating with a rich milk chocolate and a nice shortbread cookie underneath. Why don't american cookies use chocolate this good? And why do american gold fish and animal crackers have one expression. Let me tell you...it aiiiiin't riiiiiight.

Whole Foods and Bouchon Bakery

Whole Foods buffet, can you go wrong? Only if you put nothing in your box. I tend to overdue it on my mixtures. Here we have some vegatables...pretty standard, with sweet potato-apple-walnut salad. I liked everything but I totally need to get stuff without the dressings. It looks healthy...but deep down I know it's not.
Speaking of healthy I also got a whole milk chai latte and this seasonal fruit Danish from Bouchon. I feel like the picture does a better job of describing here than I could do...but here it goes. A mixed berry croissant with a black berry jam. The croissant and jam were very separate...much to my dismay. Each was good but a fusion of the two would have been much better. Spreading the berries around manually was not a sufficient solution. But isn't it gorgeous anyway?

Bagel Bob's

Bagel Bob's is a default place because they are close. Their bagels are definately not as good as Murray's which are an extra 4 blocks up. Yet, sometimes I just can't make it up there and so I go to Bob's. One good thing is they have a strawberry cream cheese which is particulary delicious because it is incredibly sweet. I get it spread on an egg bagel which has been toasted. If I got here this is what I will get. No ands, ifs, or buts. egg. strawberry. toasted. nuff said.

Good Enough to Eat

The line was.....as in the words of Al Gore on SNL...staaagggering. But it went suprisingly fast, about a 40 min wait. I went with Tracey and Lindsey, my friends from kansas city who were hardcore representin' this past week in the NYC. I had been wanting to go here for a while and so here I was. Tracey and Lindsey both got omelettes. I would rate them as 'good enough to eat' (hey, they started it). Sarabeth's omelettes are completely superior. I'm not really an omelette person and I love their omelettes. Anyhoo, I got the pumpkin french toast. It was also just racking the fense between good and par. It was too soggy and the pumpkin flavor wasn't strong enough. boooooo. The best part was the muffins that came with the omelettes and teh strawberry butter. yeah, tru dat butter, darn good. However, this is not a go to place. I need to check out jane, clinton st baking co, and Deborah next.