Good Eats in Sunnyside

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006 | All Things, Eats, Friends

In Times Square on the way into Queens this evening. 102 hours to 2007!

102 Hours to Go

SYB had generously offered to prepare a dinner at his home in honor of my half birthday(ish). Yes, we pretty much will seek out any excuse for a celebration. When I arrived, the thick, cut-to-order pork chops from Faicco’s on Bleecker were just coming out of their paper wrappings, and the apartment was already warm with the smells of some serious cooking.

I settled in on the new couch to catch up on the comedies the B boys had recorded for me on DV-R. So much prettier than on my VCR at home!

A couple of hilarious episodes of The Office  later, and dinner was served. A spicy lentil soup starter…

Spicy Lentil Soup

…and over the very special Christmas episode, Gothamist-inspired Roast Pork Chops stuffed with Apples accompanied by a beautiful bacon-studded Rösti :

Pork Chops and Apples


Rösti (pronounced RAW-stee or ROOSH-tee) is the traditional Swiss dish of roasted shredded potatoes — similar to a large latke, or a hash brown platter. According to Barron’s Food Lover’s Companion, its name comes from the capital region of Bern, and derives from the words for “crisp and golden.”

Crisp and golden it was. And very tasty! Thanks, SYB!

The capper to the night: what could possibly be the funniest three minutes of fake music video ever aired on television, featuring the awesome vocal stylings of early 90’s Canadian pop star Robin Sparkles!

Be warned: one listen and it will be stuck in your head for days. Trust me, I know.

Everybody come and play
Throw every last care away
Let’s go to the mall… today

There are 4 Comments ... Good Eats in Sunnyside

January 3, 2007

Even funnier than DiaB ?

January 7, 2007

Hmm, close call. Check out New York magazine’s “Approval Matrix” for the week of January 8.  Lowbrow, but we approve!

January 8, 2007

I like that they put all three steps in there.

January 8, 2007

…with increasing levels of lowbrowedness AND approval.

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