Monday, November 22, 2010

Lowcountry, EATAly, home cookin'

The weekend was chock full of yummy eats. I finally checked out Lowcountry, a new comfort food spot in the West Village that was too crowded the first time I tried to eat there. Luckily, they take reservations. The food was good, but not fantastic. Not sure I'd go back.

The Jonah crab dip was so delicious. My favorite dish of the night.

Mac and cheese with bacon and jalapeno was underwhelming. The jalapeno was overpowering and basically all I could taste.

Bourbon cider glazed pork chop was flavorful but a tad overcooked for my taste. Nothing worse than dry pork.

Fried chicken biscuit with Benton's country ham gravy and onion jam--had such potential if only everything was salted enough.

Shrimp and grits with Andouille sausage, Anson Mills cheddar grits and tomato gravy. I'm not the biggest fan of grits so this dish just so-so for me.

Cornbread with maple butter was delicious. Moist with sweet creamy butter. I never thought to mix maple with butter but will have to try it from now on. 

I made my weekly trip to EATaly on Saturday and have decided the best time to go is 11:45-noon. There is no line to enter and no wait at any of the restaurants. The only way to eat anywhere popular on weekends in NYC is to go before most of the city wakes up. I tried the vegetable restaurant for the first time was happy with what I ordered.

Bruschetta with caramelized onions and mushroom medley. YUM.

Bruschetta with spaghetti squash, parmesean and balsamic vinegar. YUM x2.

Root vegetable salad. I was disappointed with this dish. The salad was overdressed and soggy and the vegetables were overcooked to the point of mush.

Wrapped up the weekend with some simple and comforting home cooking. I headed to Chelsea Market for my ingredients this time--didn't feel like dealing with EATaly's madness on Sunday evenings.

Fresh pasta with sundried tomatoes, pancetta, spaghetti squash and zucchini. It was so fresh and delicious--didn't feel the least bit unhealthy. :)

Restaurants mentioned:
142 W. 10th St.
New York, NY 10014

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