Posted tagged ‘Union Square’

Chocolate by the Bald Man

September 17, 2009

We ate a lot while in New York.  We ate regular meals, grabbed snacks and made special trips for dessert too.  Our only saving grace was that we did a ton of walking everywhere.   We didn’t make it in time for ChikaLicious before they closed this particular night, so decided to go to Max Brenner’s for chocolate decadence instead.  Luckily, they are open “until late” as the door says.  Although they have a full menu, this seems to be more of a dessert destination since most things on the menu consist of chocolate.

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Boyfriend and Candace both went with The Brown Heart and The Snow White Heart, respectively.  They were warm chocolate cakes with ice cream and fondue on the side and a double layer of pure chocolate and peanut butter (brown heart) or marshmallow (white heart).

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I had forgotten that Randall doesn’t like chocolate when we decided to go here.  He managed to find the one thing on the menu that doesn’t have chocolate in it and ordered The Berry Delicious, Berry Refreshing Berry Sorbet Sundae.  It has rasberry & mango sorbet, fresh strawberries, candied blueberries, macadamia nuts, rice krispies, honey “pop rocks” rasberry sauce and whipped cream.  I had a bite and it was definitely refreshing but very sweet.

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I ordered off the “MAX I SCREAM” menu and went with The Fantastic Popsicle Chocolate Fondue.  It came with one vanilla ice cream popsicle with a side of pure melted chocolate, crunchy wafer balls and candied hazlenut bits to keep dipping in until your ice cream is gone.  The whole time I was eating, I thought the crunchy wafer balls were the hazlenut bits!  Hello.  Lover.  Those crunchy wafer balls were ah-ma-zing and I ate every last one of them.

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I no longer think I can call myself a chocolate lover.  While I love milk chocolate, there actually IS too much of a good thing and I don’t care for dark chocolate at all.  Those crunchy wafer balls though… that was love.

841 Broadway  (between 13th St & 14th St)    New York, NY

Dine About Town

January 22, 2009

We were in the city on Monday (went to the Academy of Sciences) and decided to stay out there for dinner.  I had totally forgotten about “Dine About Town” when I chose Kuleto’s.  Elisa’s parents used to take us there when we were in SF so I have nostalgic memories of the restaurant.

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Boyfriend got the special menu they had which included this bruschetta appetizer.  I stole a bite and the mushrooms were quite flavorful!

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His main was a beef dish with fresh arugula and beans.

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Boyfriend’s meal also included a homemade tiramisu which had chocolate covered coffee beans on top.  I’m actually not a huge fan of tiramisu (*gasp*, I know) but this one was pretty good.

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I ordered off of the regular menu and got a mixed green salad with walnuts and vinaigrette… it was the perfect amount of dressing for the salad!   My main dish is pictured above.  Veal scaloppini with spinach, garlic and capers in a white wine and lemon sauce.  The flavor was quite overpowering and I wish I had some potatoes to neutralize it a bit.

This restaurant is in an extremely convenient location if you’re shopping in Union Square.  The service was very good and I’d go back if I were in the area.

221 Powell St.  San Francisco, CA


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