Posts Tagged ‘quality meats’

I realize two things as I begin this post. 1) I have a post two days back called Prime Meats. These places are not the same. 2) Quality Meats is a steak restaurant and I am leading with a picture of ice cream. That’s how it should be.

Let me introduce you to the world of Quality Meats. It’s in midtown, 58th street to be exact, and the moment I stepped out of the subway I felt like I was in bizarro world. When was the last time I was in midtown? Not a clue.

But now let me take you back to Quality Meats. Quality Meats with Jen McGuire, who was in town JUST to have dinner with me! (I kid, I kid… she came to town to go to Eataly with KP AND THEN go to dinner with me.)

These are the crispy potatoes. I don’t know why I don’t ever ask the servers questions about the menu and assume I always know what it’s talking about because if I knew the crispy potatoes were going to be this crispy, I wouldn’t have ordered them. If you’re a fan of potato chips, then you would like them. My like of potato chips occurs only when I am surrounded with family, a giant bowl of french onion dip, and playing cards. So anyway.

This was the view from my seat. Chloe got some giant steak with the most giant bone and she took half of it home with her. The server asked if she wanted the bone. Like, really? People take that? Also is the gnocchi and cheese (yum) and sweet corn creme brulee (seriously). You should probably try it if you like either corn or creme brulee and would like to imagine them both together.

I went for the ribs:

The good thing was that I ate three or four and had the rest the following night for dinner. The bad news is I tried a bite of KP‘s filet and daaaaaaang that was good.

We all know the most important picture from this post, however, was the first one. I have seen this certain picture of Quality Meats coffee and ice cream donuts like once a week over the past year. I forget what site it’s on – whether it’s OpenTable or some other restauranty website I frequent – but I have seen a picture of that ice cream and donut one too many times and it has been deeply ingrained into my brain. The ice cream is coffee flavored, natch, with donut pieces on it and then the mini donut there on top. I liked it lots. Next time adding chocolate syrup.

Man, I am so sick of wearing cardigans! They’re like my favorite thing in the world but I would like to wear dresses without them now and I would like that to be soon, please (Spring – are you listening?)

And now we come to the portion of my post where I tell you other random happenings in my life because I started doing that and now I can’t stop. The most important thing to note is that I booked my first ticket to Texas to visit my padre and see the Detroit Lions play the Dallas Cowboys. I know the NFL is only half-functioning right now, but I’m hoping they get their act together soon enough. If not, I will still be going to Texas but I will not be watching football. I think I’ll still survive.


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It finally snowed this weekend. Like crazy. I first saw it Saturday, when I was getting out of the train station in Williamsburg with my friend Laura. There were flakes everywhere and I was so happy! Then it continued snowing. A lot. When I went to bed Saturday night, the sky was still bright with flakes. I loved it. Prospect Park was covered in snow Sunday morning. Also this weekend, I was sick. I’m still sick actually and it needs to go away because it’s about to be family time back in Detroit.

But anyway, I was quite the champ on Sunday morning. I braved my sickness and the cold and snow to get to the last New Amsterdam Market of the year. And I was not disappointed.

The first thing we saw when we got there was the guy in the cupcake hat from the craft fair last weekend! We saw him and I whispered to Laura, “He’s on my blog.” Haha. Oh, and yes, Laura and I hung out Saturday AND Sunday. :)

The next thing I saw that I felt was truly amazing were these giant gingerbread cookies from Breezy Hill Orchard. They were HUGE.

So cute.

Next up was some Moroccan bread, which looked pretty good, especially since it was served warm and we were quite cold.

It was perfect cause while I didn’t want to try any of the cheeses or spreads with me being sick, a little bread sounded just right. Laura and I each got one to try.

Laura’s all tough with her “Hell Yeah” gloves and here I am all “La la la”:

I think the contrast in our expressions in hilarious. Like my pink hat? Haha.

Next up, I got some duck, lamb and sausage cassoulet from Jimmy’s No. 43 which I actually cannot believe I haven’t blogged about yet, because I went there a few weeks ago and I love Jimmy’s.

That was preeeeety tasty.

Then we saw hot pockets from Quality Meats which looked pretty good and came with some strawberry thing on the side (yes, strawberry “thing,” my knowledge and handle on the English language is stellar).

From there, Laura got the lobster bisque from Luke’s Lobster:

It had HUGE chunks of lobster in it, to which Laura would look at and say, “I am so glad I still eat seafood” (she’s a vegetarian).

I also bought a pint of eggnog ice cream from the Bent Spoon, the same place I had that lovely scoop from the last New Amsterdam Market. I don’t even know if I like eggnog itself, but the ice cream was quite delicious so I bought some to take home. Can’t wait until I’m not sick and I can eat it.

I’d say the New Amsterdam Market was a success for Laura and I. We just walked around talking about how awesome it is and how we can’t wait for our friend Missy to move to New York in January and start joining us in all our activities.

I think the snow scared a lot of people away, some of the booths were even empty, but for those who made it to the New Amsterdam Market this weekend, I’m pretty sure it was worth it.

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