[yiddish] To eat like an animal, i.e., quickly, noisily, and in great quantity.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Free Haagen-daz Success

Has it been a year already since the last time I cashed in on haagen daz bee friendly free ice cream deal? Had no problem and no real wait  getting my ice cream after work today at the Penn Station location. The honey bee flavor is a nice alternative to vanilla. The best part might have been the package of wildflower seeds they handed out to us. How adorable! Looking forward to planting them tomorrow, save the bees!

Work ya ham hocks!

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Ponty Bistro: early bird sick deal

I know its almost an impossible task, but if you get to the french-african influenced Ponty Bistro before 7:00 a 3 course meal is $20. Appetizer, entree, and dessert for twenty dollars! Any day of the week, this is for real people. Powerful martinis run $5. I made sure to take advantage of that.

I found out about this place through my mom, who is always right about everything. She recommended the mussels as the appetizer. They came in a rich broth with tomato and lemongrass.
The hanger steak entree was cooked to my liking, not at all bloody and with a great charred crust. The crispy side of potatoes also did not disappoint. I ordered the creme brulee and was pretty certain it would be forgettable.

Could a $20 prix fix really go 3 for 3 with spot on dishes? And yet they did.

The brulee had the right amount of sweetness and they even took the time to sprinkle on some powdered sugar and a strawberry. The space is filled with color and art and the big windows were kept open when the weather is nice. Our waitress was sweet; she there when we needed her and left us be when we didn't. This is an almost too good to believe deal up in here. So if you can bare the idea of dinner while the sun is still up, listen to my mom and get over there.

218 3rd Ave