I Met Lia down near Chambers St. for lunch. We bypassed BonBon for some real fried chicken. Definitely stop by Tribeca's Cornerstone. Seriously, just for $11.90 we were blessed by a man in a grease-marked white tee with this.......
Six pieces, including two whole chicken breasts, drum sticks and a thigh. Look at that skin! Three of us sat in a playground across the street and ATTACKED!
Poor Lia had the tray in her lap while we all crunched on the skin, tore moist and tender pieces of meat away from bone, and smothered the chicken with hot and bbq sauce. People passed by us on our bench and we knew they were jealous. Like cavemen we sucked sauce from the bone, looked like little piggies, but it was so worth it. I sadly had to leave our little bench, now covered with many napkins, to subway back uptown where I had a job interview.
I love the 3 train because it got me uptown to 72nd in just ten minutes! Amazing, thank you public transportation. I got out around 6:30 and remembered a Serious Eats post on the special concrete at the ShakeShack, only available for this week. I ran over there, fast, felt satisfied getting in front of hungry people, via the Custard line and ordered this beauty. Just read the sign and marvel.
The Lumbershack (hehe they are clever) mirrors the flavors of a Lumberjack breakfast. Bacon? in ice cream. They must be crazy? Yes, they must be crazy, but thank god for that.
Their custard is just so creamy and with roasted peanuts, waffles!!!, surprise ripe pieces of banana, you just can't go wrong. I didn't taste the bacon as much as I would have liked, but I can't complain. I was overwhelmed by crunchy but buttery tasting and custard absorbed waffle pieces and I hungrily searched the concrete for the brittle, which was so good. I walked home to Midtown and then, can you believe it, cooked dinner.
I decided to be relatively healthy and went for some Salmon Teriyaki, with steamed veggies and sauteed mushrooms. Since I had no asparagus I decided to peel some broccoli stalks and cut them into small pieces, Along with some green beans and broccoli florets. Recipe Below:
1 serving salmon
peeled broccoli stems
handful of green beans cut in half
3 tbs roasted sesame seeds
1. Place the teriyaki sauce and the salmon in a ziplock bag and let marinate in the fridge for a 30 minutes
2. While waiting, slice up veggies
2. Cook the salmon in a preheated oven set to broil for 6-10 minutes. Spoon half marinate over the salmon while cooking
3. Steam the all the veggies for 5 minutes...except the mushrooms
4. Heat oil in a pan.
5. Add the mushrooms and saute until just caramelizing
6. Use rest of marinate for the mushrooms and saute to reduce to thicken.
Once everything is done, set the salmon on top of veggies, sprinkle seeds and you have a healthy and delicious meal.
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