Eight New Enthusiasms

I come across a lot of things that win my heart (or my stomach), but they don’t warrant individual items. Without further ado….

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Is there anything more annoying than a croissant that is more like a bun? (Yes. —Ed.) I’ve always been fond of the croissants at La Colombe, but then they were taken up a notch. It turns out they’re now from François Payard Bakery on Houston. Treat yourself soon.

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We all know by now that bars should have hooks under them, but only at Bread Tribeca have I seen hooks with latches—so your coat or bag won’t fall (or be snatched). Brilliant.

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I’m consistently impressed with SP’s Nuts and Candy, on Church (you may know it as We’re Nuts About Nuts). A couple weeks ago, we had hazelnuts from there that were way better than ones from the supermarket, and lately we discovered that the prunes are excellent, too. Shopping at SP’s can be a funky experience—the staff does the scooping, and they’re not always chipper—but it’s worth it.

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The Kaffir Jimlet at Macao Trading Co. is made with Plymouth gin that’s been infused with kaffir lime, lime juice, and agave nectar, and I’m obsessed with it, despite feeling like an ass whenever I say “Jimlet.” In summer they need to make a version with tonic water or soda and serve it on the rocks. (Photo courtesy Loungerati.)

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At the party for the Adeline Adeline/Kate Spade collaboration, a company called Memorable Elements—don’t try saying that after a Kaffir Jimlet—had a set-up where you posed for photos that got turned into a flip book right then and there. I regret not doing one (but I was alone and didn’t have the huevos feel like being silly).

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The butternut squash pizza at Grandaisy Bakery is dee-licious (so dee-licious that I took a bite before remembering that I had meant to photograph it).

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I may find Mr. Chow a bit over the top, but I do love how drinks at the bar are served on embossed paper coasters, complete with scalloped edge (and what might be spermatozoa?). In fact, I liked mine so much I stole it.

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A salad and a savory soufflé at Capsouto Frères: the perfect rainy-day lunch.

1 Comment

  1. swoon x 8! this post evoked a rather warm & fuzzy feeling!