RECOMMENDED: Food & Drink Awards 2013
Top-notch eateries spawning cookbooks is nothing new—from Momofuku to Eleven Madison Park—but it’s a rare day when the reverse happens, when a tome can spark such a culinary crush that a retail locale isn’t just desired, it’s demanded. Such is the fortune of Dorie Greenspan: The James Beard Award–winning baker-author (Baking: From My Home to Yours) has become New York’s de facto doyenne of cookies, garnering a monster following with her drool-inducing recipes. Dessert nuts waited with bated breath for Greenspan and her son Joshua to debut closet-size stalls at Essex Street Market and East Harlem’s La Marqueta last year. A marble counter showcases her elegant treats, three-inch discs of butter-rich shortbread acting as blank canvases for artful touches: sparkling sugar crystals, espresso grains, jewel-toned jam. That Jammer is the pièce de résistance—a streusel-wreathed, preserve-dotted concoction that fittingly came to Greenspan in her sleep. These sweets are what dreams are really made of, got that, Annie Lennox? Beurre & Sel, 120 Essex St between Delancey and Rivington Sts (917-623-3239, beurreandsel.com)
KUMO SUSHI II
Who wants to travel all the way into the city for sushi? Besides being local, our food + sake selection is fantastic and we pride ourselves on phenomenal service! We want what you want – and we want you to return again and again. We offer a family-friendly yet cozy atmosphere… During the warmer months, we welcome guests to dine with us in our intimate backyard garden. Our full menu is available online. We look forward to serving you!
Venue says: “You had me at Sashimi! Come and try our amazingly fresh and flavorful Japanese food.”