Lovely little rugelach, almost like a pain-au-chocolat hybrid, over at the new Breads Bakery near Union Square. More here.
This week's review is of Hanjan. Hooni Kim is one of the few chefs in the city serving small plates with a real sense of structure, but that's not the most exciting thing about the place (that would be the chicken skin-heart-thigh skewers, the braised belt fish, the very fresh and tender rice sticks steamed, and then fried in pig's fat). Read it here.
This story isn't about food, it's about Freelancers Union founder Sara Horowitz (though I did manage to sneak in something about instant coffee mashed up in vanilla ice cream -- a '70s thing?).
I wrote about the Ninth Street Bakery, a tiny bread shop in the East Village that's been around for 87 years (longer if you count its early days as a fresh yeast and bread pushcart on the Lower East Side).
Many thanks to Mort Zachter for sharing the Wolk family photographs with me -- I couldn't fit them all in the post, so I wanted to share them here.