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Monday, September 04, 2006

Post-Move Eating Highlights

So, last Thursday I moved to Brooklyn and things are starting to get back to normal. After we finished moving everything into Nate and Heather's house, Donovan, Mike, Nate and I decided to go to Habana Outpost (Fulton and South Portland, Fort Greene) for some well deserved margaritas. This is a great outdoor spot - much chiller than its scenesterish Nolita sister. We all had Cubanos (slathered in delicious chipotle mayo), which were tasty, but not as good as the ones at Cibao. We also had some of their amazing signature grilled corn, covered in butter, chipotle mayo and cheese. And obviously, many frozen margaritas were consumed.

On Friday, my friend Matt got back from Little Cranberry Island, Maine. He brought some edible friends with him and cooked them up Thai style in a delectable green curry (my idea) with coconut milk, lemongrass, lime leaves, Thai basil and spicy chili peppers. The resolution is not so good, but here's a pic:

To be honest, I'm a lobster traditionalist, so I was a little hesitant to try this green curry preparation instead of simply steaming and dunking in drawn butter, but I have to say, it turned out really well and I highly recommend it. It was seriously delicious!


Anonymous P-New said...

I, too am a lobster traditionalist of the "if it ain't broke" school. But those asians (including asian-influenced african jersey-boys from maine) have a way of making things so saucy and delicious. I'm glad you relented and looked east.

September 05, 2006 5:07 AM  
Blogger youthlarge said...

has the outpost gotten its act together? DMR and i went not too long after it opened and it was a bit chaotic. though definitely yummy. DMR wondered aloud where this place was 10 years ago when he was a spry young man looking for the ladies.

September 05, 2006 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Matthew Lief said...

me like lobster! I am an lobster antitraditionalist, meaning i am completely jaded by plain steamed ones with butter. I think the whole curry thing was a gigantic success. I have been toying with the south east asian thing for the last three times i cooked lobster and this was by far the most succesful.
shame about the fith little bugger that died on the way. ill bet he was going to be the most tasty one of all. Oh yeah big up to the drunk thai chef at the chinatown thai shop(without his help none of this would have been possible at all)

September 07, 2006 7:34 AM  
Blogger Elijah Zarwan said...

Yum green curry lobster. Very unorthodox, but if it's good on shrimp... Glad you've landed in a soft bed of green curry and tequila, CLCH.

September 08, 2006 10:41 PM  
Blogger China-Latina Chowhound said...

Thanks EZ-Love!

September 12, 2006 2:18 PM  

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