Sunday, December 9, 2012

Week 84

The Product:  This week, we had Caramelized Banana Sweet Vegan Hand Pies, Smokey Mushroom and Leafy Greens Savory Vegan Hand Pies, Chocolate Babka, and Cinnamon Raisin Babka.  When Chef Matt originally asked me what I thought of a banana hand pie, I admit I was unsure how the flavor profile and texture would work.  But trusting Matt's intuition has always been a wise move -- the starchy sweetness of the pies combined with a light spice mix made it great.  Also, the Smokey Mushroom and Greens is fast becoming a fan favorite (behind the Thai Peanut?).

Da Crew: Profuse thanks to our spunky hardworking crew: Jeff, SZ, Chef Matt, Andy, and Val.

Customers From Awesometown: David L., Aaron, LD, JCD.

Zabar's Coffee: For a limited time, we will be serving quintessential "New York Street Coffee", a light nutty easy drinking roast from Zabar's.  Not as local as our usual (and great) coffee from Jessee's (Carrboro), Zabar's house roast reminds me of the way Dunkin' Donuts coffee used to taste before they became a mega-corporation and franchised the business outside of Massachusetts (it's now more watery and less flavorful).  If you are drinking light roast (which seldom happens here in the Triangle), I highly recommend some kind of dairy/nondairy creamer, plus sugar if you swing that way.

Track of the Week (Selected by Chef Matt):  We saw this show Saturday night at Motorco with Chef Matt and friends.  Lee Fields destroyed it.

Bonus Track of the Week Celebrating Chanukah, Festival of Lights: 

Coming This Week: Pints and half-pints of honey harvested from Old West Durham!

Brunchification: I know Chef Matt is going to be pissed at me for upping his Vegan Brunch next weekend (he's trying to do a "soft-opening"), but I would be remiss in not cataloging this event in the annals of Berenbaum's family history.  Let's hope it's a fantastic success.

1 comment:

  1. hahaha... i could never stay mad at you!

    hope to see all the Berenbaum customers and crew @ the brunch. if you have to wait too long though blame Ari!