I basically ate an adams apple

feast-worthy

takashi nyc

I washed my hair for twelve hours and that did not remove the Benihana-esque lingering stench post Korean BBQ dinner.

takashi nyc

The latest anxiety stint: being commissioned with choosing an “authentic ethnic” restaurant when my homeboy from Miami, who is basically a Batali, came to visit New York (stalk him here and hire him for your next catering outing). If you need a veggie burger or pasta recommendation, I got you. But ethnic…F*ck. Extensive research landed us at Takashi. I’ll probably have indigestion for weeks due to shoving a cow down my esophagus at 10 PM. And I tried uni (now I can cross it off my before-I-die bucket list; escargot remains). And sweetbreads—which is some kind of veal gland, and I’m going to have prophecies of basically eating an Adams apple until I die. Dear metabolism, please work some voodoo.

takashi nyc

This is a carnivore’s playground. It is their Ja Rule in the form of thinly sliced Kobe beef marinated in garlic butter and sizzled to their fancy. I eat meat on occasion, but have a fear of chicken, and was ecstatic to see there was none on the menu. It’s a cow-only place, but they get funky and offer brain, liver, tongue, ball sacks—the whole shebang. I played it relatively safe with Kobe short rib, beef shank buns, and the like. If Nicki Minaj and J Lo had a child, it would’ve been those buns. You need them.

takashi nyc

Also, it happens to be one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite NYC dining institutions, so that’s never not a golden stamp of culinary approval. I am not a beef connoisseur; I am a devotee of all things that swim in the sea. Still, all things consumed were of top quality, and you get to channel your inner five-year-old and cook dinner yourself. Ambiance was good, place is small, make a reservation, shower accordingly. Then, shower again (and again)

And I quote. “Lex, this is one of the best f*cking meals I’ve ever had,” said Chef I.P. I can die in peace, merci.

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3 thoughts on “I basically ate an adams apple

  1. voce mudou muito desde que te levei no Les Halles, do Alain Bourdin. Remember? My grandma ate the leg of the cow and so on.

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  2. voce mudou muito desde que te levei no Les Halles, do A. Bourdin. Remember? My grandma ate the leg of the cow and so on.

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  3. voce mudou muito desde que te levei no Les Halles, do A. Bourdain. Remember? My grandma ate the leg of the cow and so on.

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