Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Priya and I took advantage of the holidays to hit up Shopsin's as part of an epic Manhattan trip involving new glasses at Moscot, the Maurizio Cattelan show at the Guggenheim, the Sherrie Levine exhibition at the Whitney (though the Real/Surreal thing was cooler), etc.

this was the best Shopsin's run I've ever made. the mac-and-cheese pancakes, when doused with peppery hot sauce and maple syrup, were so different from anything else I've had...we made a mistake by ordering 6 instead of 3, though. so much food.and the "Symphony" was the best dish I've ever had there. it's a stack of pumpkin French toast (with big chunks of sweet pumpkin studding the bread somehow) with cheese, and a ton of bacon marmalade (dark-cooked, caramelized onions and bacon pieces in maple syrup, I think...not exactly the same as the Brooklyn-made "baconmarmalade"). and a column was punched right through the middle of the stack and filled with a stack of oozy-middle poached eggs. Un-fucking-believable.

I had been planning to order the steamed cheeseburger, but didn't see it on the menu--I probably should've asked if they still made it, but in the end I am very glad I tried something new.

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