Some photos from earlier in the summer (pelmeni with mushrooms and onions; stuffed cabbage). An excellent lamb kebab was also part of this meal, and some cold red borscht. I love this place – dour, heavy-handed waiters and all.
Cafe Glechik, 3159 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11235
From an Alton Brown recipe. Ridiculously cheesy, and made even richer with milk from the fabulous Milk Thistle Farm of Ghent, NY.
Rice balls at Arturo’s.
Arturo’s, 106 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10012
The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party has come and gone months ago, but I forgot about these pictures. Although we didn’t get to sample Mitchell’s Whole Hog BBQ at the festival, Mr. Mitchell graciously allowed us to take a large aluminum tray filled with excess crackling, legs, and various other pieces parts home with us (basically, stuff slated for the garbage bucket). We (ok – mostly Al) schlepped a 10-plus pound container of warm pork leavings home in the 95º heat, and managed to salvage at least a pound of meat. We’re not proud. It was delicious.