We kicked off a lovely weekend with a couple of Seelbachs while Mike prepped the grill and cooked up some delicious pork chops and roasted fingerlings with ramps (packeted in foil with a good bath of olive oil, salt and pepper and tossed right onto the grill).
Sunday was a cool but pretty day, and we headed into the city early to run a few errands. We started off by heading to Fried Dumpling for dumplings and pork buns, then from there stopped to pick up a few things at the Tompkins Square Park Greenmarket, Gracefully, and the newest Whole Foods on Bowery before heading back home. The chill and wind made for less-than-ideal grilling conditions, but Mike consoled himself by cooking up a batch of delicious buttermilk fried chicken and flaky buttermilk biscuits indoors.
The forecast calls for warmer temperatures as the week goes on, we’ve got some beautiful springtime ingredients to use in the coming days, and we are very much looking forward to spending much of the week cooking and dining alfresco, but I’ll never complain about a good meal of comfort food on a cool Spring evening.