Daily Delights

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Publican

When I think about how many times I've dined at Publican Quality Meats, it amazes me that I have yet to try PQM's big brother and original establishment, The Publican. Maybe it's because of they're reputation for impeccable pork that has kept me from one of Paul Kahan's OG spots, but I'll be the first to admit, I've been missing out. Despite having a surplus of swine on their menu, there was an abundance of other land, air and sea dishes including some of the best oysters I've had in the city.

Beef tongue with scallops served as an alternative take on surf and turf, and had me admitting to something I never thought before...I LIKE beef tongue, apparently, The Publican's got me feeling some type of way. The perfect and underdog dish that complimented eating al fresco was the burrata with mint, favas and strawberries with balsamic and left me wanting more...way more!

Well Paul Kahan, you've done it again. You've managed to steal my money while delivering downright   good fare and outstanding service in the most chicago style settings and the truth is, I can't even be mad.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Coachella 2014

VIP kickin' it


Coachella 2014

Harper's Bazaar party at The Parker Palm Springs
Coachella, where do I even begin? A place and event that has been on the bucket list since the bucket list began, a dream that seemed too far away to even start thinking about realistically. A couple quick decisions and a whole lot of money later I found myself in Palm Springs - Coachella bound for the ultimate musical experience and what I had always dreamt about was about to become a reality.

Coachella weekend one can easily be described in one overused word, epic. The art, the music, the celebrities and sunshine it all seemed to good to be true but for that one weekend it wasn't all a dream (what up biggie) and it was paradise on the planet Earth. The palm trees were abundant, sunshine in full force and musical guests galore graced the desert for a weekend of epic performances including Pharrell including musical guests Busta Rhymes, Nelly, Tyler the Creator, Major Lazor, P Diddy, Snoop Dog, Gwen Stefani - yes all of those artists on stage with Pharrell - epic? Yes! Other surprise guest appearances included Beyonce joining sister Solange, Jay Z and P Diddy coming out during Nas' Illmatic performance, Mary J Blige joining the stage with Disclosure, Drake surprising guests on stage with Jhene Aiko, and The Bieber joining Chitown native Chance the Rapper. Needless to say, it was a weekend of surprise artists that made it unforgettable, oh and the Koji food truck, yeah kicked ass!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Chanel Fall/Winter 2014

Photos courtesy of metro.co
My dreams came true earlier this week when my two biggest passions, food and fashion, collided in Paris for Chanel's Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show, and for the cherry on top...Rihanna walked in the show alongside my long time love, Cara Delevingne.  Karl Lagerfeld manages to amaze and astound all at Fashion Week year in and year out, but in my opinion, this year was a grand slam without a doubt.

PQM: Duck Confit

The Duck Confit brunch dish a few weekends ago at Publican Quality Meats was one of those dishes you make sure not to leave any evidence of the meal itself with the exception of the completely clean duck bone. The crispy skin was enjoyed in each bite, and the poached egg served atop the smashed Yukon potato were both necessary additions to compliment the duck and complete this perfect plate. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

NYC Streets

NYC: Ed's Lobster Bar

I've been fortunate enough to try quite a few Lobster rolls across this country and the Canadian coast and I have got to say, Ed's Lobster Bar in NYC's SoHo neighborhood might trump them all. 

My issue with most lobster rolls is either too much mayo or the not enough lobster to roll ratio, c'mon people, it's really not that difficult. Ed's Lobster Bar doesn't mess around with their roll, with an abundance of lobster chunks, there is no need to worry if they will be over consumed by the delicious New England roll it is served on. The side of spring mix, pickles and french fries are the perfect and only accompaniments one would need to make this dish ideal. The only bad thing about this, is that one you try it, no other Lobster Roll will suffice.