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Baoburg Brunch

I’ve seen Baoburg on a couple of best new NYC restaurants lists. I thought I’d try it out.

It’s a small little place. There wasn’t too many people in there for a place that’s a best of. Wasn’t too many people when I walked by during dinner service either.

I ordered the Signature Bao (two eggs in a skillet with chinese sausage, bacon, habanero peppers, cheddar cheese and served with toast $12). It was tasty, although a little on the small side. I think they sprinkled some balsamic vinegar on the eggs, which is a great idea. I tried that at home, but spilled too much on it. Ate it anyway.

Baoburg – 126 N 6th St (btwn Berry St & Bedford Ave) Brooklyn 11211

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Tuffet Cheese Meat Bar

I finally went on an OKCupid date. We met at Tuffet in East Williamsburg. I think it’s a pretty good date spot. It looks pretty cool and they serve cheese and meat. I ordered a plate of Pâté and Prosciutto ($10). Unfortunately, she was vegetarian.

Tuffet – 286 Graham Ave (btwn Grand St & Powers) Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Sweetwater’s Lamb Burger

I remember going to Sweetwater in Williamsburg years ago and thought it was really good. I don’t remember what I ate, but it was really good. I tried the Lamb Burger this time. It was good with the creamy Tzatziki sauce on top. Maybe not as good as the thing I ate last time. I wish I remembered what it was.

Sweetwater – 105 N 6th St (btwn Wythe Ave & Berry St) Brooklyn, NY 11211

The Grand’s Cheeseburger – One of the best burgers!

This is seriously one of the best burgers I’ve ever eaten. Perfect amount of saltiness and the cheese was like fondue. Fries were good too.

Cheeseburger $15 -short rib and brisket blend, aged white cheddar, caper mayo, sesame seed roll, handcut fries or field greens.

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The Grand Bar and Grill – 647 Grand St (btwn Manhattan Ave & Leonard) Brooklyn, NY 11211

Dar 525

I was wandering around for Christmas Eve and so many places were closed. I ended up at Dar 525 on Grand. They had a TV playing soccer and it was quite empty …but everywhere was empty.

I got the Kafta Kebab lunch special (ground lamb kebabs with Pita Bread, Green Salad, Rice, Humus And Babaghanouj $8). It was plenty of food and really good.

Dar 525 – 525 Grand St (btwn Union Ave & Lorimer St) Brooklyn, NY 11211

Royal Cuisine’s BBQ Jerk Ribs @ Winter Smorgasburg

I checked out the indoor Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg Winter Market. I walked around and it looked like a lot of good food. I felt bad for the Royal Cuisine booth though. The guy working it looked so lonely. I decided to get three BBQ Jerk Ribs for $5. You can get one for $2.

The guy told me about the hot sauces they had in squirt bottles. One was sweet and the other spicy. I think they were made from scotch bonnet peppers. They were really good. The spicy one was awesome, but really frickin spicy.

The ribs were a little tough, but good flavor. I probably should have gotten one rib, so I had more room to try other stuff.

http://www.smorgasburg.com/

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An Adventurous Foodraiser for the Phillippines

Last week, Food Curated and Gastronauts threw a big fundraiser food party at the Woods in Williamsburg. It was a benefit for the Philippines. And I love Filipino food. Lots of good food from Filipino restaurants I’ve heard of and some I haven’t …but glad to know about.

The highlights for me:
Lechon Whole Roasted Pig Sandwiches from Engeline’s – pour some vinegar and a bottle of this Mang Tomas All Purpose Sauce. I need to get me a bottle.

04 Mang Tomas All Purpose Sauce An Adventurous Foodraiser for the Phillippines

Venison Adobo and Bone Marrow Fried Rice from Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Brunch – the line for this was worth it.

Flan from Salo (pop up dinners) – at this point, I was pretty drunk and was running my mouth with the girl who was serving this. I felt like I was talking to her about how much I loved going to my Filipino friend’s parent’s house, because they serve so much good food like Pancit noodles and Lumpia spring rolls (which I luckily got to eat at this fundraiser). I don’t think she was too annoyed by my rambling.

Magician Michael Chaut – There was a magician. He showed me some cool tricks like bending my quarter and then somehow making it disappear after I put it in my pocket …or maybe I was just dropping stuff all over the place.

I totally forgot to eat the Balut (the hard boiled egg with the premature fetus).

This is the rest of the stuff.

COMPLIMENTARY BAR ★ BUTTER & SCOTCH COCONUT MILK PUNCH COCKTAILS + SPICY SWEET CARAMEL CORN ★ LANDHAUS PORK SISIG, GOAT LONGANIZA, OXTAIL CALDARETE TACOS ★ AINT2PROUD2BRUNCH VENISON ADOBO & BONE MARROW FRIED RICE ★ LUMPIA SHACK TRUFFLED ADOBO MUSHROOM FRIED LUMPIA ★ UBE HALO HALO ★ BALUT ★ ENGELINE RESTAURANT’S WHOLE LECHON (ROASTED PIGS) ★ BIBINKA ★ MAMON ★ LECHE FLAN ★ LA NEWYORKINA CALAMANSI ICE CREAM ★ LIDDABIT SWEETS SALTED CARAMELS ★ KARAOKE ★ PRIZES ★ BEAUTY QUEENS ★ PHOTO WALLS ★ MAGIC ★ LIVE DJ’S ★ & MORE

Special partners: The Woods Bar, Landhaus, Engeline’s Restaurant, Aint2Proud2Brunch, The Global Trip, Fresh Traveler, Butter & Scotch, La NewYorkina, Lumpia Shack, Maharlika, Jeepney, UmiNom, Kuma Inn, Liddabit Sweets.

http://www.food-raiser.org/

Mother’s Burger, Fries and Beer Lunch Special $10

Mother’s has a good lunch special. Todd been telling me about it, because it seems like he has it three times a week. It’s a Pat LaFrieda burger or veggie burger with fries (regular or sweet potato) or salad and half pint of beer (which is small if you were wondering). But all this makes for a really good deal for $10. The burger alone any other time is $9 …and that doesn’t come with fries.

It’s tasty food. The burger is good. I really like the sweet potato fries and the spicy mayo sauce. It’s a good lunch special –served noon to 5pm everyday.

Mother’s – 347 Graham Ave (btwn Conselyea & Metropolitan) Brooklyn 11211