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Wow! Happy New Year everyone! What a year it's been. Thank you all for your continued support.
I have had some truly amazing and magical meals and bites in 2012. I've been an eating fiend. A vacuum of all things edible. Here are a few of my highlights.
Hey All You Foodies,
If you are a fan of popchips like me, then you'll love to hear that popchips is doing a special collaboration with award-winning Chef Aaron Sanchez of Food Network’s Heat Seekers and Chopped. The company just launched a brand new line of tortilla chips, and to celebrate Chef Sanchez has created four exclusive recipes to pair with your favorite tortilla popchips and beer:
· Grilled Chicken Cemitas and Garlic-Chipotle Love with salsa tortilla popchips and Goose Island 312
· Ceviche with chili limón tortilla popchips and Bud Light
· Crab Dip with ranch tortilla popchips and Stella
· All-Beef Chile Colorado with nacho cheese tortilla popchips and Shocktop
The gourmet sandwich craze is full on here in NYC. This is a good thing though, especially for me; I love a great sandwich! No. 7 Sub, which originated in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, now has an outpost at The Ace Hotel, on 29th and Broadway-one of the hippest corners in town!
This past Friday I stopped into a packed house (they only do take-out) and ordered the braised lamb ($9) with peanut butter, mint jelly, romaine, and pappadam. A combination of ingredients you would never imagine together, but chef Tyler Kord is an absolute genius, for the sandwich was amazing! A complete masterpiece. I also had the "Route 11 Chesapeake Crab" potato chips ($2.50) and a house-made hibiscus ginger ale ($3), which was fabulous! I cannot wait to go back this week and try another sub from No. 7. This place rocks!
Check out this upcoming event Thursday, where yours truly will be judging a Hummus Taste-Off! It is bound to be Magical!
What: 7th Annual Peace Market 2012, slated to be the largest Peace Market ever
Fundraiser in support of Seeds of Peace's work in the Middle East and South Asia
When: Thursday, March 1, 2012 | 6:30 p.m. - VIP Reception | 7:30 p.m. - doors open
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion | 125 W 18th St New York, NY 10011
What to expect:
. A hummus taste-off judged by celebrities Danyelle Freeman of RestaurantGirl.com, "The Magician Foodie" Josh Beckerman, Joe Campanale of l'Artusi and Dell'Anima, Chef Jehangir Mehta of Graffiti and Metaphor, and Carolina Santos-Neves of Epicurious.com. Restaurants participating in the taste off include Taim, Hummus Kitchen, and Hummus Place.
. Food from popular New York restaurants and vendors including Dylan's Candy Bar, Pranna, Fairway, Chocolate Inn, Nassau Candy, Kopali, and more.
. A VIP reception sponsored by Moet et Chandon.
. VIP gift bags stacked with items from JOOR, Kiss My Face, Bonobos, Lodis, Sony, and GOTHAM Magazine.
. A live auction offering fantastic vacation, sports, and arts packages.
. A silent auction, new to the Peace Market, thanks to generous donors like the Metropolitan Opera, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Steven Alan (a private styling session and tickets to his Fall NY Fashion Week show).
. A star-studded crowd of attendees including actors David Cross, Amber Tamblyn, Ashley Bush, amongst others to soon be announced.
Check out more about Seeds of Peace and the 7th Annual Peace Market, here:http://seedsofpeace.org/ylc/peace-market/. Further, here is the link to purchase tickets: http://www.boomset.com/apps/eventpage/540.
The Nom Wah Tea Parlor, "the first dim sum restaurant in Chinatown since 1920", got a minor facelift recently, and I went to check it out last week. I had never been there before and walked in to what appeared to be a diner. There were more caucasians than Chinese in the place, which would normally scare me, but luckily this dim sum diner turns out some really good dim sum!
Shrimp rice roll ($3.50) were fabulous.
Chao Zhou style dumplings ($2.50) were delicious.
Shrimp Sui Mai ($3.50) were excellent.
Scallion pancake ($3.50) was fine.
Sticky rice with Chinese sausage ($4.50) was tasty.
Shanghainese style soup buns ($3.50) were great.
So for good dim sum, with a diner vibe, Nom Wah Tea Parlor hits the spot, no matter what race you are.
Nom Wah Tea Parlor
13 Doyers St. (bet. Pell and Bowery)
New York, NY 10013