Tag Archives: Arugula

June 13

The Grifters Grinder

THE SANDWICH: The surprise sammies are finally back with The Grifters Grinder! THE INSPIRATION: The 1990 neo-noir classic, The Grifters, starring the delicious John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening. It’s one of my all-time favorite movies, and all three actors are spectacular. WHY? Because Noir is the Let’s Lunch* theme for June, in honor of Singapore Noir, a new book of […]

May 26

Summer Sliders: Steak with Fennel Apple Slaw

Time for another Sandwich Surprise road trip! I’m in Pittsburgh for Brant’s dad Dr. Tim’s 80th birthday bash, and Brant’s brother Tim just got engaged to Jenn, so many congrats and fun sammies for the whole family were in order. Because it’s Memorial Day weekend, I wanted to do something that could be grilled but […]

May 05

Best of Pittsburgh Sammy: Chicken Liver Mousse & Bacon, Thin Man-Style

Some serious Pittsburgh food adventure vibes hopped the bus to NYC when my boyfriend Brant’s parents, Joyce and Tim, came in from PA this past weekend for a 3-day family hang and culinary tour of the city. Day 1: Sandwich Surprise time! Over the past few months, Joyce had mailed me a couple newspaper clippings […]

March 07

Fried Kielbasa, Fenneled Pear & Arugula on Cinnamon-Cardamom Toast

I had the most amazing pear and arugula salad at A Voce in the Time Warner Center with my sister last weekend. It was so refreshing and addictive, I told the guys at the table sitting next to us to get it too. (They seemed to be happy they did.) What sent it over the […]