Many things have happened lately. For example, the earth moved around the sun for a bit, and I ate a lot of stuff. But first, there's this.
A few weeks ago I went on a doughnut hunt with Kathy for a Serious Eats New York assignment. The fruits of our labors (labors that exploited our insensitivities to sugar overloads) are now available for your reading pleasure: A Guide to the Best Doughnuts in New York. You can view my whole photoset for outtakes and doughnuts that sucked so hard that they didn't make the final cut.
I didn't eat every doughnut that Kathy did; we did an 11-location hunt in one day while she ate the bombolonis on other occasions. But 11 is still a lot. And despite that we had planned our route to be so excessive, we still ate at Shopsin's for lunch (which was unplanned) Best and worst idea ever. ...No, it's the best.
So I hope you enjoy that. Less than halfway through out doughnut day—which lasted from 8:30 to about 4:00—we were already sick of doughnuts. My pick for best doughnuts goes to Doughnut Plant, but only the cake doughnuts, not the yeast.
And on to the second part of this entry, which isn't a "real" entry but my explanation for why I'm not writing a "real" entry: Why the hell am I so busy?
- Kåre, Alex, Tina, and Kathy
Because Kåre is here! YES!!! Kåre from Norway!!!, previously seen in Norway and Bologna. He arrived last Thursday and is staying until Friday. It's his first time in New York City—hell, his first time out of Europe—so we've been doing a lot, eating a lot, walking a lot, and meeting a lot of my friends. And eating a lot. As I attempt to share the best of what American culture has to offer. Check out this photo:
That's Kåre hugging a bag of chicken from BBQ Chicken (on St. Mark's Place) while we waited for the subway at the 1st Avenue L station. The real American experience!!!?!@#!@$ Uh.
Also, as you can see from the earlier photo, Alex was also here over the weekend. When Alex is here, it's all Alex, all the time. Which means it's FUN HAPPINESS PARTY all the time.
So basically, I've had almost no time to do anything else besides work, sleep, and potty. Yeah, you needed to know all that. It's rare I have visitors from out of the country, so I hope you'll excuse my absence. Besides, I'm still blogging on Serious Eats...kind of. Actually, I've been busy there too with non-blogging things. But I did just write this post about dim sum I ate at 88 Palace just this past Sunday, SO YOU SHOULD READ THAT, OK?! NO PRESSURE...[glares at you for 10 minutes].
Okay, time for bed.