|Plantain chips and guac @ Empanada Mamma's - |
the most expensive foodstuff on the menu, but amazing.
We live in an area of Midtown most usually linked to Columbus Circle, yet our yuppy/business neighborhood borders on an area of Midtown called Hell's Kitchen.
The origin of the name "hell's kitchen" for this portion of Manhattan is somewhat murky, having been attributed to Davy Crockett, a diner, and a policeman.
Whatever it is, I am grateful that it's there, and that it is close. Mostly for the cheap ethnic restaurants, including Empanada Mamma's (pies range from between $2.60 to, wait for it, $3,00), Wondee Siam (with the best tom kha gai soup I've ever had, and it was $4), and the Pita Grill (everything was amazing). I'm looking forward to trying Mooncake Foods, Pier 9, Nook, Grand Sichuan International, and just about everything on Restaurant Row on 46th street.
Saturday as we made our way uptown from Family Home Morning walking the Highline, we discovered Hell's Kitchen Flea Market, much to my delight. I decided to take pictures of those things I did not buy (it's called "research" for later homemaking when I actually have something approximating a home...).
|Ok, the shoes are not for decoration...|
|coffee table by day and (an open) crib by night, no?|