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Sweet and Meaty

Phil Hughes makes his second start of the year this afternoon as the Yanks go for the series win on a damp day in the Bronx.  The talented southpaw Joe Saunders goes for the Angels.

I’m a miss the start of the game on the count of I’m a be eating.  A bona fide feast as Spicoli would say. 


My mom and step-father are coming into town and along with my siblings we’re headed down to our cousin Julie’s restaurant Little Giant for brunch.  Julie is married to our cousin Ben, who also works in the food business, and her restaurant is beyond yummy.  It’s comfort food made fancy.  Or as Julie once said a “blue-jeans approach to high-end dining.”

Like for instance, at brunch you can get a duck confit BLT on Sullivan Street stecca bread.  Or Emily’s favorite, the baked French Toast, which comes with carmelized bananas, banana gelato, toffee sauce, and maple syrup. Did I leave anything out? Oh yeah, the powdered sugar. And a chin strap. 

Sides include Grafton Chedder grits, or duck fat roasted herb potatoes.  And the “world famous” buttermilk-chive biscuts? 

Dag, I say, DAG son.

Two, Three, Four:

Mmm, Mmm Good!

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1 unmoderated   ~  May 3, 2009 9:37 am

french toast, plz.

2 The Mick536   ~  May 3, 2009 10:12 am

John Candy had skinny legs.

3 Diane Firstman   ~  May 3, 2009 11:51 am

drool ...

4 rbj   ~  May 3, 2009 12:05 pm

Oh crud, Berroa at third. Fortunately, I'm taking the dog to the park to watch some olde timey 19th cent. base ball.

5 ms october   ~  May 3, 2009 12:20 pm

[4] ugh - a righty/lefty decision. let's hope (if the game gets in) the angels don't bunt at him all game.

and marte is on the dl with a sore shoulder. foresight said re-signing him on that deal was a poor decision; hindsight makes it that much worse.

6 unmoderated   ~  May 3, 2009 12:37 pm

rbj are you in roxbury?

7 PJ   ~  May 3, 2009 12:40 pm

[0] How about a halupki or two?


8 cult of basebaal   ~  May 3, 2009 12:52 pm

[5] that assumes the weather is going to cooperate enough to even play the game ...

9 rbj   ~  May 3, 2009 1:06 pm

[6] No. Toledo. It's a Vintage Base Ball Association game. Great Black Swamp Frogs vs. Wyandotte Stars. From what I understand there's a bit of a controversy between VBBA & Bill Lee's group. Not sure why, though. The rules changed a lot during those years, so no one's toes should feel stepped on.

10 Paul Clarke   ~  May 3, 2009 9:38 pm

How was the grub A? Place looks mint!

11 ehmccauley   ~  May 4, 2009 3:09 pm

Alex, thanks for posting this--next time I'm in town I'll check the place out.

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is just up the street (96 Orchard), and if you're still hungry (doubtful) you could stroll up to Rivington and go to Economy Candy.

I bought the best pickle of my life near the corner of Orchard and Broome one day a few years ago.

12 Alex Belth   ~  May 4, 2009 5:10 pm

That was Gus' pickles you went to, right next door to Little Giant. I like the Pickle Guys over on Essex even better. And if you are in that hood don't skip out on the Donut Plant. Jeez, that place is ridiculous.

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