Woodberry Kitchen: Chips ‘N Dip

Onion Dip was the first thing that I was excited to try at Woodberry Kitchen. I wouldn’t say that it was basic, but I don’t know that it tasted better than something out of a can at Safeway. The fresh warm chips did make it taste better. For $3, I wasn’t complaining.

Can you see the bread basket in the upper right corner? I’ve been thinking about that box of doughy goodness since I took the first bite. Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside. I couldn’t get enough.


The Woodberry Kitchen
2010 Clipper Park Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
http://www.woodberrykitchen.com

Pizette and Frittata via Harry’s Italian

Last weekend, I spent my days in New York eating. No shopping. No dancing. No sightseeing. Just eating….and drinking.  The highlight of my trip was brunch at Harry’s Italian in the financial district.  Delicious bread (my fave), unlimited mimosas, and the entrees above.  I ordered the tomato, spinach and onion (I believe) frittata. [The brunch menu isn't on the website yet, so I can't refer back.] Amy, my partner in crime that day, ordered the arugula, prosciutto and parmesan pizette.

Dear God.

It’s definitely the best Italian I’ve ever had. Every bite was fresh and wasn’t over-seasoned. I wanted to come back for dinner (which looked insanely good), but we ran out of time. I’m never in the financial district when I’m in NYC.  I will be sure to go back. That’s a promise!

Harry’s Italian

2 Gold Street
New York, NY 10038
Tel: (212) 747-0797

Chicken Out Rotisserie Meal

Chicken Out Rotisserie is that spot that sells flavorful, healthy-ish comfort food. I have a major food dilemma, especially now that I’m documenting my eating. I love to stick to the same great stuff, because I know I’ll be happy.

Above is my usual, A quarter dark meat with sweet potatoes, spinach and a biscuit. Oh, and a coke. It’s not the most savory meal ever, but it definitely hits the spot.

Review: Woodberry Kitchen’s BLT Salad

My co-worker Airic had been raving over Baltimore’s famous Woodberry Kitchen for weeks.  He told me that it was all farm fresh, local, never frozen…and exclusive.  So exclusive that we had to plan out our entire day to get there exactly when it opened.

After scouring the menu, I chose the BLT salad was my entree. I am a major salad lover, but a complete punk when it comes to certain foods. The BLT salad looked like it was right up my alley. It was purely euphoric. I now know what a real tomato tastes like. The flavor was so intense, something I had never experienced before. The bacon was thick, chewy and definitely not out of a package.

The croutons were light but full of bready flavor.  They weren’t over seasoned in the least. By the way, there’s a hidden bit of fresh butter under the pile.  It’s the perfect finishing touch. The salad was so good that I couldn’t  stop thinking about it for days. Days, I tell you. One salad wasn’t enough to fill me up, so for $10, I was definitely paying for quality, not quantity.

If you are within a few hours of Baltimore, you have no choice but to check out Woodberry Kitchen!

2010 Clipper Park Road, No. 126
Baltimore, MD 21211

www.woodberrykitchen.com

Fresh Chips, Anyone?

After a day at work, I was in the mood for a snack.  A dippy snack. (We had no dip, however.) We had a basket of potatoes that are a few days shy of rotting, so I put them to use.  I had 2 baked potatoes already this week, and chips were today’s snack du jour.

I cut the potatoes using one side of my cheese grater.  I put each slice on a bed of paper towels to absorb some of the liquid.  I figured that excess water might work against me and the deep frying process.

The oil needs to be hot. Really hot. Otherwise, your chips will be more like flat, soft hash browns.  After they cooked for about 3 minutes, I put them in a bowl lined in paper towels and salted them.  Yum.  They were gone in 4 minutes flat.

Soup Croutons

While in Nordstrom, I figured I’d go to the cafe and pick up a jar of the coveted Roma Tomato Basil Soup.  It’s insanely good, and at $6.50, you can’t beat it.  I took a trip to Tastings Gourmet, a shop in Annapolis that I’d been dying to go to.  Their assortment of cheeses were more advanced for my palette, so I grabbed a sandwich (which I’ll review later) and a baguette.

I love the crostini’s that Nordies serves with their soup, so I decided to make my own version.

I grated some parmesan cheese to get the most fresh taste. Yum.

I drizzled the toasts with olive oil, and then rubbed each one with a piece of garlic. I couldn’t forget fresh cracked salt and pepper.  I only put the cheese on one side.

I put them in the oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes on each side.  I also loved the baked bits of cheese that landed on the foil so much that I purposely do this from time to time.  It’s great to sprinkle on top of…anything. The result, perfection!