An Overdue Apology Letter to the Underdog, Brussels Sprouts

Dear Brussels sprouts, Ten years ago, there wasn’t a soul on earth that could have paid me to eat you. I thought you were the most vile vegetable on the planet and couldn’t for the life of me understand why anyone would even subject themselves to you. I viewed you as a failed cabbage wannabe…

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Suede

Location: 5610 Clarendon Road Brooklyn, NY 11203 I ordered: Treasure Island Sampler – Codfish Fritters, Mango BBQ Wings, Jerk Shrimp, Street Corn – $24 Coconut Margarita – Coconut puree, Tequila, Lime – $11 Toasted Almond – Croc Amaretto, Almond Milk, Cordial – $11 Generally in New York City, when someone tries to hand you a…

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Streets

Location: 53 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249 I ordered: Adobo Chicharrones – Fried Pork Belly, sugarcane vinegar, soy sauce, black peppercorns – $12 Sweet Plantain Foster French Toast – Sweet plantain stuffed french toast, rum raisin maple syrup, creme anglaise – $12 Streets Painkiller – Rum, Sorrel, Pineapple Juice – $13 Streetcart – Spiced Apple Cider…

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Chocolat

Location: 2223 Frederick Douglas Blvd. (120th Street) Harlem, NY 10026 I ordered: Our Famous Red Velvet Pancakes with Southern Fried Chicken – $21 Bottomless Mimosas (with the purchase of an entree) – $12 When I moved to New York City, I had this vision of myself, meeting up with friends for brunch at a really chic…

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Corner Social

  Location: 321 Lenox Ave New York, NY 10027 I ordered: Shrimp and Grits – Andouille Sausage, Stewed Peppers & Onions, Cilantro – $16 Although I would classify myself as a southern girl, I’ve never been a fan of shrimp and grits. I’ve tried it before and every time I had it, it was a disappointment to…

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Piece of Velvet

Location: 708A Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 I ordered: Slice of Red Velvet Cake – $5  In my spare time, I peruse Tumblr for its shenanigans. It is quite comedic, but every so often I get some good information from that site and Piece of Velvet was definitely one of them. I happen to drive…

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Mexicue Kitchen and Bar

Location: 1440 Broadway New York, NY 10018 (On 40th Street between Broadway and 6th Ave) I Ordered: Mexican Street Corn – Creamy chipotle, cojita cheese $5 Grilled Cornbread –  Chipotle butter $4.50 Smoked Chicken Tacos – Creamy chipotle sauce, house slaw, pico de gallo, cotija cheese $11.25 I generally make my way to Mexicue after…

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