Sunday, September 5, 2010

there's nothing 'SKETCH' about it

you need to go to Sketch in Fishtown.
as much as i try to branch out, every time i go i seem to get the same thing. the Dr. Pepper marinated pulled pork sandwich on a biscuit with avocado. its really the best pulled pork north of washington.

go here to see the many other delicious sandwiches they offer like:
kobe burger
truffle butter burger
green chile cheese fries
bangin milk shakes
they are also vegan-friendly with setain specials!

i paired with jersey tomato with green beans for dinner.


dinner at Zahav with Jenny.
its been on my list of places to go for almost 2 years!

an absolutely delicious meal (we got the tasting menu - which you get to pick 6 courses each!)
great Israeli wines (got the flight of wines which they paired with the courses)
...i can't wait to return and get my favorites again and try some new dishes.

turkish hummus. grilled garlic + butter with house baked laffa
fennel, eggplant, cucumber, lentils, carrots, okra, beets, cabbage
fried cauliflower. chive, oil, mint + garlic.
crispy halouni. cypryotic sheep's milk cheese, date paste, pine nuts.
tahcheen. baked rice, tomato, smoked chicken.
crispy sweetbreads. chickpeas, chile, lemon.
the farsi. hanger steak, persian rice, picked garlic, fried corn.
monsieur merguez. house-made lamb & beef sausage, cous cous,
spicy tomato paste, grilled carrots.
cashew baklava. white chocolate, date syrup.
glass of milk.
carob coffee cake. carob toffee, mastic cream.
turkish coffee.

fall shoes

autumn is here!
well not yet, but at least the "back to school" shopping time to get ready for fall.
no longer a student, i still love the back to school excitement and the rush of searching for new fall stuff to trick you into being excited to start a new school year.
Village thrift has started to put out fall merch already and here a few of my first fall finds.
black snake-skin cowboy boots.
vintage brown suade pumps with an architecture heel.
black leather lace ups with a fur fold-over flap.
brown 'witchy' boots
so ugly they are amazing.
mouse-grey flannel saddle shoes.
black ankle boots.


while in cape may a few weeks ago I saw this amazing bike.
it is inspired by the real "woodys" old wood-paneled station wagons of the 40's.
pure genius.