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The Vig at District Tap House, NYC

The District Tap House opened up earlier this year. On Super Bowl Sunday, in fact. Only one block from my house. With over 50 craft beers on tap, it quickly became one of my locals. I drink there quite a bit. It’s a comfortable space with a good vibe and a friendly, knowledgeable staff.

However, there’s always room for improvement, as they say, and the District Tap House recently decided to up their game. Just last week they launched a new food and beverage program created by Noble “I’m not a Mixologist, I’m a Bartender” Harris and Chef Harrison Mosher, formerly of Alta in the West Village.

The main focus of the upgrade is to “The Vig”, their former backroom, which has been transformed from a private party space to an upscale cocktail bar…

Noble has come up with a unique array of alcoholic indulgences featuring barrel-aged cocktails, cocktails on tap and flavored ice cubes that pair perfectly with Chef Mosher’s new signature menu. Here’s a look at the magic DTH’s new dynamic duo are making together…

I started with one of Noble’s new cocktails, the Bitter Bean, made with Holland Gin, Aperol, vanilla syrup and grapefruit…

The District Wings, which are confited then fried for extra crispiness, glazed with lime and agave…

Next, I went with one their Featured Fall Cocktails, the Garden Fizz, which starts with a lemonade & thyme ice cube…

Then gin, Brooklyn honey, lemon, rosemary and soda are added…

Crispy Brussels sprouts with Granny Smith apples, pistachios, pistachio oil and creme fraiche…

Smoked trout stuffed grape leaves with dill yogurt and paprika…

Crispy crushed fingerling potatoes with horseradish sauce…

The Fall Old-Fashioned, with bourbon, brown sugar and rhubarb bitters with a green apple & ginger ice cube…

My favorite dish on their new menu, the shrimp & chorizo skewer with avocado…

The hanger steak skewer with marinated artichokes and fresh flat bread…

The Aviation, made with gin, maraschino, lemon and Creme de Violette…

And the District Burger with bacon and Fontina to close out the night!

Noble told us how he wants the District Tap House to become the perfect neighborhood bar for the local community, which for me, it already was.

Now it’s even better.

DISTRICT TAP HOUSE

246 W 38th St.

Between 7th & 8th Ave.

New York, NY 10018

212-221-1822

http://www.districttaphouse.com

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Satay Indonesia, Portland

Looking for something new on the PDX food cart scene, I was pointed in the direction of Satay Indonesia today and was quite impressed with what I found…

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Combining Indonesian recipes and cooking techniques with Pacific Northwest ingredients, Satay Indonesia is producing some wonderful dishes, as you can see above.

I went with nasi goreng, which is Indonesian fried rice, made with local, seasonal vegetables, free range organic chicken and spiced, fresh-caught local shrimp, all topped with a fried egg and homemade sambal…

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My lunch also included two skewers of local pork satay with a fresh peanut sauce…

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With a cucumber salad and fresh peaches for dessert, this filling and flavorful afternoon feast only set me back twelve bucks!

My Portland trip is off to a good start…

SATAY INDONESIA

901-917 SW Alder St.

Portland, Oregon

503-459-6477

Filed under Portland Oregon PDX food cart Indonesia satay nasi goreng pork shrimp chicken fried rice

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Hakata Tonton, NYC

While Hakata Tonton in the West Village is one of my favorite spots to sit down for a casual, authentic Japanese meal, it’s also a great place to grub on some late night snacks if you’re in the area…

Shrimp tempura and grilled foie gras “sushi”…

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Kanpachi sashimi…

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My favorite dish, their grilled pork cheeks…

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Surf clam with chili oil…

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Grilled pork belly…

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And another order of pork cheeks for good measure…

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Tonton tends to be pretty packed, even late night, but sometimes you can walk in and get lucky and score a seat at their counter. Always better to call ahead though…

HAKATA TONTON

61 Grove St., NYC

212-242-3699

http://www.tontonnyc.com/

Filed under NYC Manhattan West Village Japanese Tonton pork sushi sashimi clam pork belly pork cheek shrimp tempura foie gras

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Valentine’s Day Dinner 2014

Mutsumi and I started our romantic evening at home with an ode to Estela’s endive salad…

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We tried it at Chef Ignacio Mattos’ new New York restaurant last week and loved it! Endives topped simply with chopped anchovies, walnuts, olive oil, fresh squeezed orange juice & zest, and parmesan cheese…

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Next up were baby octopi simply fried in oil and garlic…

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Then, as the main course, Mutsumi made a simpler version of her Crawfish Monica, going with rigatoni in a spicy cream sauce with shrimp…

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Love for food was in the air!

Filed under Valentine's Day endive pasta shrimp octopus home cooking

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Albert Street Prawn Noodles, Sinagpore

Friday’s BBQ chicken wing post had me waxing nostalgic about the Old Airport Road hawker center so I went back and realized I never posted about Albert Street’s prawn mee…

Albert Street is actually a handful of stalls down from Hai Fatt BBQ on the outside row of Old Airport Road closest to the street…

The owner has been making the same noodles for the last 51 years!

Three large, delicious prawns in a sweet and spicy shrimp soup…

With thick egg noodles and crispy fried shallots….

This would be the perfect dish for a cold day… but as it never gets cold in Singapore, it’s the perfect dish for ANY day!

OLD AIRPORT ROAD FOOD CENTRE

19 Old Airport Rd

Singapore 390019

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