Thursday, June 11, 2009
The Summer of the Dive
James and I have a journal that Andy and Shiloh made and gave to us just before we moved to New York. They were very specific about its usage. I remember Andy telling us that this was not a journal for feelings, it was a journal for restaurants.
James and I have been very dedicated in keeping this journal. When we go to a new restaurant, the name, location, and our feelings (sorry andy) about it are recorded.
The problem is, now that we found places we really like, we don't go to many new places.
James and I are poor-ish (who isn't?), so when we do go out, I want to make sure it's awesome, and I'm satisfied with the experience. Is there anything worse that going in to a restaurant all excited, and coming out disappointed? (there's a restaurant in the East Village called Pinto that I'll never completely forgive. Thai fusion my eye.) So, as a result, we keep going to places that we know we like, and are rarely disappointed. Not often super excited, but rarely disappointed.
My New Year's resolution was to expand my palate (how's what for a resolution? i mean, i want to loose weight and get organized, but, ugh, who's got the time?), and I love summer goals, so...James and I have decided that this summer is the summer of the Dive.
There are tons of places, in Brooklyn, Queens, I'm thinking even Sheepshead Bay, that are cheap, amazing, and totally hidden.
This is the summer we find them.
This will involved enlisting friends who've lived here longer than we have, that dude my galpal is seeing who's actually from deep in Brooklyn, and maybe even TimeOut New York magaizine.
Whatever it takes.
Well...wish us luck.