Saturday, 07 April 2012
I feel like I am constantly going out to new restaurants and bakeries, yet I never seem to put a dent in my list of places I want to visit. I suppose that list will always remain the same, because just as I cross off something, I read about a new place that intrigues me and add it to my list. I must mention that this list isn’t exactly a formal list neatly put together on a piece of paper. I have notes in my iphone, scattered notes in notepads, and so on. A mini project I intend on doing soon is compiling these scattered scribblings into one uniform area where I can refer to it when needed. Orderly chaos is what I call my current method, because I still have an idea of where my lists of places to try are, yet they are strewn about different spots.
@stephanie post inspired me to make my own post of my top places to try this year. I am listing here my top 12 places to eat in 2012. Sure, it’s already April, so I’ve already lost a bit of time…but hey, Spring Break is next week! Maybe I will take a break from writing term papers to cross some of these off.
1 Momofuku Noodle Bar: Ever since the craze around “crack pie” from Momofuku Milk Bar, Noodle Bar’s sister, I have been dying to try this restaurant. I want to make a reservation for the fried chicken (yes, you need a reservation of 4-8 people to eat the fried chicken), because I have always been intrigued by their version of it.
2 Alfama: I have never tried Portuguese food before, which is why it struck my interest when seeing it on the NYC restaurant week listing for 2011. The menu looks interesting. I was supposed to come here with a friend last year for restaurant week but she couldn’t make it, and I didn’t feel like braving it alone that day. I often eat out by myself. I embrace this act as me being a true foodie.
4 Norma’s: I want to go for “the best breakfast in New York City”. It looks incredibly decadent (i.e.) right up my alley.
5 S'MAC: I love Mac n cheese desperately and I need to finally be able to talk about how awesome this place is in the break room at work.
6 Georgetown Cupcake: This is on my list of places to go if ever I am in Washington D.C. I ogle their book every time I am at work (Barnes & Noble). Now that a location opened up in my hometown, I am very excited.
7 Nobu: I typically am not a fan of upscale sushi, but a good friend of mine raves about it, saying it is worth every penny.
8. The Chocolate Room: I usually will venture to Brooklyn before Manhattan, so this chocolate themed dessert restaurant is more likely to get crossed of this list sooner than anything else. It was featured on the TV show Unique Sweets and I was drooling.
9 A Salt & Battery: This place has been on my list for years- how pathetic. After visiting London a decade ago I fell in love with fish and chips. I love dipping them in vinegar.
10 Fette Sau: This Brooklyn BBQ joint has gotten some praise and also some bad reviews, but I love meat and bbq so I want to try it. I love eat with your hands grub and I wanna get me some.
11 The Spotted Pig: Again, I love meat, and April Bloomfield appears to be doing it right.
12 Buena Vista Bistro: I know I’ll be in Miami in a few months, and I read about this place (I don’t remember where) aaand it went on my list. I love exploring food in Miami. It’s still nowhere near as awesome of a city as New York, but it’s getting there.
What are some restaurants/bakeries you want to try this year?