it’s farking cold here in NYC. we’re supposed to get snow tomorrow; today it’s just… cold. it’s days like these where you don’t want to travel too far to get lunch. while the past few days’ lunch consisted of an excellent roast beef, made with a recipe from your friends at Cook’s Illustrated, with garlic mashed potatoes, i needed something different.
the “farmer’s market” still runs on tuesdays and thursdays. well, one of the apple vendors, and two bakeries still make a presence in the cold outside . long story short, one of the bakers had a ‘pizzette’ – essentially a little pizza with various toppings. for three bucks, i bought a particularly awesome-looking one covered with blue cheese and caramelized onions.
to supplement, i finally splurged for The Soup Man. previously, i walked over there to find their selection isn’t as varied as Hale and Hearty, and is quite a bit pricier. however, their New England Clam Chowder (my favorite!) was vibrant and delicious, with nice color added from red bell pepper and carrot. and for your $9.70 (tax included), you get a piece of bread and a banana!
overall, a hearty and delicious meal for a damn cold day.