Sunday, June 29, 2014

"Blood, Bones, Butter" and: Prune

TL;DR: ★★★★★

So I can definitely see why people wait for hours to eat brunch at Prune...

Food: ★★★★★
Ambiance: ★★★★★
Staff: ★★★★☆

Price: $$-$$$
Number of visits: 1

(1st St. Between 1st & 2nd Aves.)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Lazy Latte Log: myWayCup Coffee

TL;DR: ★★★★☆



(23rd St. & Park Ave.)

Tiny, tiny cafe right by Madison Square Park. Tried myWayCup's cold drip coffee ($3.25) — wasn't bad at all! Mild and refreshing, but there was also nothing mind-blowing to it. The coffee taste was kind of subtle, so if that's not your thing, you'd wanna pass on this particular cold drip. 

The service was quick, but the staff was not the friendliest. My barista wasn't rude, but we barely exchanged words as he was a bit cold. No big deal, obviously, since I only got in and got out. 

Would definitely come back for a latte or regular drip — I didn't mind the mildness of the iced coffee but am curious how their espresso drinks would taste. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Regretful and Remarkable Noms From Russia

I just got back from a wonderful trip to Russia, where I toured until I couldn't feel my feet and ate, well, adventurously. While I did venture out and try several different Russian dishes, I was sad to discover that I am not a huge fan of Russian cuisine. Regardless, here's some of the food I tried during my 9-day stay in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Pelmeni




I had read up about these before I left, so I was excited to see them on the menu at Coffeemania ("Кофемания" in Russian). They're Russian dumplings to put it simply, usually filled with meat or fish — these in particular were pork-filled pelmeni. I popped one into my mouth, and I was neither delighted nor disgusted as they were just pork dumplings that were slightly too greasy and buttery for my liking. It would've been nice if these were accompanied with a sauce since the filling was pretty bland, but oh well.