Picture this: fresh off the BoltBus, arriving in New York City around 8:30 p.m. after nearly 5 hours on the road. Hop on the train to Brooklyn, where I'm welcomed by Dish Nephew, Dish Sister-in-law, and Dish Brother who had this meal on the table within 5 minutes. Fantastic! I can still taste the savory meat sauce and the delicate, handmade raviolis.
After seeing Joel McHale at the Roxy one Friday night, Z and I were in the mood for some dessert. We stopped by old stand-by Finale but unfortunately it had already closed, so instead we headed across the street to Via Matta. We sat in the bar area and enjoyed their delicious "mascarporeos"-- a deconstructed oreo cookie with hard chocolate cookies, dusted with confectionars sugar, and a side of mascarpone for your dunking pleasure. Love it!
This was one of the fastest meals to put together, delicious, and healthy. Stir-fried tofu, with one of those pre-made Asian slaws from Whole Foods. Those slaws and salads in the produce section are definitely worth checking out for a quick and healthy side dish.
Finally this is one of my favorite ice cream places ever. I know its unseasonal now, but at the first sign of spring, head to Captain Dusty's in Manchester-by-the-Sea for creamy goodness with a small-town feel.