Mermaid Oyster Bar: $1 oysters. 5:30-7pm everyday.
79 MacDougal St. (Bleecker/W Houston St.)
Bar Henry: $1 oysters 11pm-close, Sun-Thursday
90 W Houston St. (near LaGuardia Place)
Fish: $7 = 6 oysters + PBR/wine
Desnuda: Sundays beginning at 2 p.m. and Mondays from 6 p.m. onward, Blue Points go for $1, Hama Hamas from Washington State run $2, and Massachusetts Wellfleet oysters are $3 each. Half shells are served with a trio of inventive housemade mignonettes ranging from spicy to smoky to sweet.
122 E. Seventh St. between First Ave. and Avenue A
Jimmy’s No.43: Thursdays are “Local Oysters, Local Beer” nights. A plate of three local oysters (anything from Tomahawks to Peconic Pearls) is $5, as are pints of the week’s local beer.
3 E. Seventh St. between Second Ave. and Bowery
Lure Fishbar: $1 oysters & clams. 5-7pm Monday-Friday.
142 Mercer St. (Prince)
Ten Bells: Every day until 7 p.m., the week’s selection of two oysters (everything from Malpeques to Kumamotos) go for $1 each, or $2 thereafter.
247 Broome St. between Ludlow and Orchard Sts
Oceana: From 9 p.m. onward, knock a dollar off oyster prices with any full-price cocktail. This means mollusks for (usually) $2 apiece, presented grandly on a silver platter with housemade fruit mignonette.
1221 Sixth Ave. at 49th St.
Cornelius: Happy hour happens daily from 5 to 7 p.m., and all night on Mondays, featuring dollar oysters and $4 beers. Oysters also go for a buck each on weeknights after 10 p.m.
565 Vanderbilt Ave. at Pacific St
via Serious Eats
D. Coluccio & Sons: 1214-20 60th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 718-436-6700,dcoluccioandsons.com
Buon Italia: 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY, 212-633-9717, buonitalia.com
DiPalo’s: 200 Grand Street, New York, NY, 212-226-1033, dipaloselects.com
Faccio’s Pork Store: 260 Bleecker Street, New York, NY, 212-243-1974
Salumeria Rosi: 283 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, 212-877-4800,salumeriarosi.com
Addeo Bakers: 2372 Hughes Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458, 718-367-8316
The Norry at Kompuchea
78 Rivington St, at Allen; Lower East Side
A new brother pubstaurant adjacent to Kampuchea, The Nor’s curved tiled cieling, exposed brick, and wooden accents set the vibe for casual Cambodian fare including its sibling’s popular banh mi-esque num pang sandwiches and tamarind baby back ribs, plus new bites like fried chicken with chili salt, and veal meatballs w/ egg yolk and stewed tomatoes. Drinks run from a hot cider/caramel tea punch with cognac, Jamaican rum, and Cointreau, to the green tea vodka/St-Germain/Lillet Blanc “Cambodian Tea Party”, accompanied by cries of “No internment of professionals and intellectuals without representation!”.
Driving around south Brooklyn one night, my boyfriend and I came across Circus Fruits, a 24 hour supermarket overflowing with fresh produce lining three sides of the store exterior. After some googling, we found that this supermarket specializes in fresh produce, dairy, meat, cheeses and other specialty Italian items at wholesale prices.
After looking at their weekly specials, I don’t think a better deal can be found in the tri-state area.
5916 Ft. Hamilton Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11219
I’ve always loved Sachiko’s in the East Village for their sake sampler and snacks so figured it was only natural to try their LES outpost of Sachiko’s on Clinton. While I had no complaints about the service and the sake selection was quite memorable, I could have done without the food.
My friend Kim ordered the pleasantly sweet and tantalizingly cloudy Nigori sake for us to share. I tried the marinated oysters, served poached with a single piece of crispy shallot atop, but it left me yearning for a fountain soda to wash away the rancid sea taste left in my mouth. The sushi rolls were also just as unforgettable as well, but in the mushy, i’m not sure if this has real fish in it, kind of way.
Overall, I would return again but only for drinks and to try the Kushiage. No more rolls or non-fried seafood from here thank you.
25 Clinton Street, between Houston and Stanton
I spent my lazy Columbus day drooling over Lidia Bastianich making Veal Scallopini so it was only natural that after the gym yesterday, I decided to make a similar dish - Chicken Scallopini. I followed the Turkey Scallopini recipe from the new Gourmet Today cookbook substituting chicken for turkey, omitting the flour dredging to make it somewhat healthier and adding a bit of vermouth to the chicken broth to give the dish a little kick. To add some carbs to the meal, I tossed some al dente linguini in the leftover vermouth/caper sauce and added some sauteed, chopped tomatoes. Such an easy, simple dish for a quick weeknight meal. I think I will add sauteed broccoli next time to round out the meal a bit more, but not bad for my first time.
This video of a Japanese mother getting her child ready for school in the morning is the epitome of hysterically quirky Japanese variety shows.
From Just Bento
Unable to stop thinking about Diner’s corn from the Le Fooding event, my friend Irene and I decided to have dinner at sister restaurant, Marlow & Sons. While we waited for a table, we sipped on the Spartacus and Homewrecker cocktails , both were tasty but not extremely impressive. The first resembled a typical wine spritzer while the latter was just an overpowering bourbon.
After being seated, we started our meal with a sampling of East Coast oysters which were a bit fishy and reminded us why West Coast oysters are always better. We then shared the Chicken Liver Pate, which was well flavored, mousse-like and served with toasted slices of baguette lightly brushed with olive oil and a side of cornichons.
Our entrees were by far the most memorable and would lure us back for another meal. The braised pork shoulder was served over polenta and featured a light salad with scallions sprinkled on top. The pork was so soft that it broke apart by slightly tugging on it with my fork, and the polenta seemed to have been made in a chicken or pork broth, easily channeling the comforts of congee. The pan seared grouper was the perfect seasonal dish, served over a corn and bacon salad. We finished the evening with a few bites of a Caramel Chocolate Torte sprinkled with Sea Salt which we wished was served warm but alas, the meal overall was still simply divine.