Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Traif in South Williamsburg



having been a regular cyclist through South Williamsburg (and having been directly and personally affected by the sulky demolishing of the Bedford Avenue bike lanes, as Bedford was my bike route back home from the Co-op each month), I am pleased to see anyone poke a stick in the eye of the Satmar Hasidim. So I wanted to try Traif for awhile. Although there was a three-hour wait for a table a few weeks back, Priya and I found the place not too busy when we arrived just before 7 on a Friday night (within an hour, though, the place was teeming--probably back to the multi-hour wait).

ultimately, the stick-poking idea is funny for maybe a minute, so it's nice to see that the food was able to hold our attention for the other hour and 29 minutes of our dinner. it was really very good.

Bacon broth:



Strawberry-cinnamon glazed baby back ribs:


Seared foie, fingerlings, ham chips, sunny egg, maple, hot sauce:


Bacon-wrapped dates with blue cheese:



Brussels sprouts, mint, grapes, crispy rice cakes, chili viniagrette:


Pork belly with quince:


Spicy
bigeye tuna tartare, tempura eggplant, kecap manis (the eggplant formed, like, the "crackers" that the tuna would normally sit on...very good):


Bacon doughnuts, dulce de leche, coffee ice cream:

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