Friday Links to Love

 

Plaza Food Hall

Stories & Links I Loved This Week: 

  • The Plaza Food Hall, which completely reminds me of Harrod's in London, is gaining Luke's Lobster & No. 7 Sub as tenants! AND William Greenberg, which has the absolute BEST black and white cookie in New York! The area is now known as Todd English at the Plaza Food Halls. Full story on Gothamist
  • I loved this USA Today Story about hotel breakfast costs: Would you pay $15 for oatmeal? (Hell no! Go to Starbucks!)
  • A fantastic map on The Bowery Boys mapping out where Mark Twain lived, worked, and played in New York City.  For all Mark Twain (how can you not be?) & NYC fans. Their free podcast on Mark Twain's New York available on iTunes is great. 
  • There's no better mommy site for product reviews than Cool Mom Picks. Here is their 2011 Holiday Gift Guide.
  • The Intercontinental Moscow opened this week! I loved my time at the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow but am excited to see this property at some point. My posts on Moscow are here.

Craving: Luke's Lobster roll

This is what I crave all summer long: a lobster roll from Luke's Lobster.  I have cheated on Luke's a few times, but always come back. The East Village is my go-to location, though they now have 4 locations, a food truck AND a new Luke's Lobster in Washington, D.C. that opened in May.  There is simply nothing like it! And if you don't like mayo, all the better. There's barely any on it and you can ask for it sans mayo.

 

Cheating on Luke's Lobster

I did a questionable thing today...I cheated on Luke's Lobster with Ed's Lobster Bar.  But it was all about knowing everything possible about New York City.  I had just seen Food Network's "Food Wars," where Michael Symon had declared one of them the best lobster roll in NYC. 

The real reason for trying Ed's was a catch-up session with my friend Ashley.  We decided that lobster rolls sounded like the perfect summer treat, because it's getting to be VERRRY hot and humid in New York. 

The roll was definitely good but to me, there's nothing like Luke's Lobster with its perfect buttery grilled bun, chunks of lobster and JUST A LITTLE BIT of mayo.

On Food Wars, Ed's won.  I respectfully disagree, Michael Symon!