Monday, July 26, 2010

Big Daddy's Diner

1596 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10028, 212-717-2020, www.bigdaddysnyc.com

Big Daddy’s Diner has a bit of an identity crisis. It tries to look 50’s retro but the music and wall d├ęcor speak more of the 70’s and 80’s. No matter the decade, the fact that there are nearly twice as many “kitchy” decorative pieces strewn around than necessary doesn’t hide the peeling paint, cracked pipes wrapped with duct tape and generally shabby condition of this diner.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Beet and Cucumber Salad


If you don't have the time to roast your own beets, please feel free to use canned and don't let it stop you from enjoying this delicious and nutritious salad. The sharpness of the onion and the tang of the Feta are the perfect foil for the mild cucumbers and sweet, sweet beets. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Creamy Summer Slaw

Creamy Summer Slaw

Supermarket cole slaw? No, thank you! We can't stand that mass-produced flavor... the same wherever you go. But every once in a while we get a glimmer of something better and I set out to create my own version of something better. The lower fat ingredients make this an every day recipe possibility and we especially love it in warm weather.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sublime Salads

Salad makes us happy. We scan all new menus for interesting combinations and, if we find one we like, we try to recreate it at home. When salads in restaurants fall short of our expectations, we instantly lower our opinion of the place and start discussing where the chef went wrong.