Monday, December 27, 2010

The 3 P's

Pizza, Pommes Frites, and Peanut Butter: delicious!

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I've been pining for some duck fat french fries for a long time now. Unfortunately I was informed that Pommes Frites, the most notorious french fry shop in the city, uses vegetable and canola oil, not duck fat. This was a very dissappointing discovery, but I soon forgot my sadness once I took a bite of these hot, crispy potato wedges.

The fries themselves were cooked to perfection and the gourmet sauces were mouthwateringly flavorful. My favorite was the garlic and rosemary mayo, but the truffle mayo, mango chutney, and pineapple vietnamese sauce were close contenders!

As if we weren't already full enough, my cousins and I climbed through the heaps of snow to find our next food destination: Peanut Butter and Co. This specialty food restaurant has been on my tummy to-do list for a while.

As a peanut butter enthusiast, I was intrigued when I first learned of this delightful sandwich shop. Among their many peanut butter creations are luscious desserts and sweet and savory sandwiches.

As usual, my eyes lit up when I saw the word Bacon grace the blue and white menu. As I read the title of the sandwich which included my favorite pig product, I realized it was in fact an Elvis! Growing up in Vegas, Elvis was always a personal hero of mine and I heard many stories as a child about his famous Peanut Butter, Banana, Honey, and Bacon grilled sandwich. Of course I could not pass up this opportunity to try this interesting combo, and I was not disappointed in the least! I get the feeling this is going to become one of my go to quick meals.

For desert I indulged in a bite of my cousins' incredibly sugary, gooey "Peanut Butter Cup Sandwich." A nice simple combo of crunchy Peanut Butter and Nutella, it's just one of those things that makes you say "mmmmmmmmmmmmm."

I am proud to say that nothing could stop me from reaching my taste-bud goals today, even
with the biggest blizzard since the 1940's (at least according to my grandma). Tomorrow I have my sights set on some serious West African food, hopefully they won't be snowed in!

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1 comment:

  1. Jenny!!

    I love Pomme Frites!
    It's one of the things I look forward to
    seeing when I get back. Also, perfect on a
    freezing afternoon when you're hungry.

    Also, fantastic new title.