Last month I was lucky enough to spend the day with my good friend, Karina, and I begged her to come with me to Bubby’s High Line, (the tagline is “defending the American table, also we steal recipes from Grandma’s), a restaurant that I have heard so many great things about and I had saved on my Foursquare list. It was totally spontaneous and we weren’t sure if we would have a long wait for a table, and on this beautiful clear night we lucked out and got to sit outside and dine al fresco. The music inside was way too loud for us to carry on a conversation and that was our second goal behind feeding our bellies.
The menu is simple food and centered around what your Jewish/Southern/Asian grandmother would go all-out and make for you if you came to dinner with some bar food mixed in.
We ordered drinks, I got a dark and stormy and she got a tropical illusion. Then appetizers to share; I chose blistered shishito peppers, and she decided on buffalo wings.
For my main course, I chose chicken soup with matzoh balls. Karina who was more adventurous and not lactose intolerant ordered macaroni and cheese, sprinkled with breadcrumbs and bacon. The servings were a decent size and made sharing easy. Our small table was swamped with food.
After the entrée, we ordered our desserts. Karina craved apple pie à la mode and I got a banoffee ( banana, toffee, espresso, brown sugar, whipped cream, and a graham cracker crust).
Yes, that was super zoom on that Banoffee! My favorite part is the graham cracker crust and Karina gobbled up her pie. We had happy bellies and we got to catch up which was supposed to be the point but food kind of distracted us for a minute. But it was a lovely evening!!
Have you been to any interesting restaurants lately? I want to hear about.
Until our next rendezvous…