Friday Fun: M. Wells, Delicate Dumplings & Videos to Make Your Eyes Hungry

by Emily on August 5, 2011 · 7 comments

in Food,Restaurants

Spaghetti Sandwich at M. Wells Diner

Later today we'll have Part Three of my Tales coverage on The Dizzy Fizz and next week, I'll wrap up my Tales coverage with posts about the best things I ate, recipes for my favorite cocktails from the trip and some great photos I was saving just for you.

Today we'll keep it light and serve up some tasty treats to perk you up. Events: Next week, I'm headed to eat at the table of my friend Sarah Simmons at her supper club, City Grit. She's serving up 10 of NYC's most recognizable local eats (think Sarita's Mac and Cheese, Artichoke Pizza and Magnolia's Banana Pudding) at a joint event with Foodspotting. The event is next Tues., Aug. 9 and there are fewer than 10 tickets left, so snap yours up here. Last week, we enjoyed the second edition of Something I Ate, at Kinfolk Studios in Williamsburg (Brooklyn), a new multi-use space with a café, bar, exhibition space and design office. The café/bar is headed up by Noel Cruz of our beloved Maharlika. I enjoyed floating hors d'oeuvres and the bar featured nice cold Asahi beer and creative cocktails with Q Tonic's ginger ale, Hendrick's Gin and Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur. Something I Ate is a boundary-breaking collaboration between Sam Kim of SkimKim Foods and Kat Popiel of On Plate, Still Hungry. For this edition, artists presented works inspired by seven days of their own eating. The coolest things I saw were this photo. I would rock that on my wall so hard. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="374" caption="Watermelon Fisticuffs. Photo by Mark Byron."]Watermelon Fisticuffs. Photo by Mark Byron.[/caption] The floating eats.

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And Ms. Kim taking a blowtorch to a set of cherry tomato and mozzarella apps hanging from the ceiling. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="The lovely Sam Kim of SkimKim on the left and moi. Lots of Cheerios behind us."]The lovely Sam Kim of SkimKim on the left and moi. Lots of Cheerios behind us.[/caption] And a humorous video series showing the making of several recipes by artist Duffy Higgins called "mea7s."

Videos:

Speaking of videos, here are a couple short awesome films that bring global goodies straight to your face in under three minutes. I sometimes wonder what would happen if a camera followed me everywhere, and I think it would mostly look like this. EAT. About the video: "3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films....." The video below just makes me happy. Gilt Taste's Spicy Tribute to Bollywood:
Eats: I had two great meals recently at places you should check out, pronto. M. Wells My friend Clay just left his job last week to focus on doing professional photography full-time, so we made plans for a mid-week brunch at quirky Quebecoise diner M. Wells in Long Island City. A couple days later, they announced they're closing at the end of the month and it may be a while before you can join them again in a new location.

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We enjoyed an app of roasted pork tongue and homemade Saltine crackers. It was salty, tender and honestly the best thing I had (though the fresh, hot biscuit with homemade peach jam was also the bomb dot com).

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Clay attacked the spaghetti sandwich at the top of this post (he made it through half) and I had a grilled cheese with foie gras. Yeah. Go. And take me with you if you go for dinner! Seriously: Emily {at} MouthOfTheBorder.com. If you need any more motivation, check out Robert Sietsema's Top 20 Dishes from M. Wells here. Dim Sum Go Go I met up with my new friend Kian Lam Kho for lunch at Dim Sum Go Go (5 East Broadway at Bowery and Chatham Square). Kian introduced me to the most delicate Chinese dumplings I've ever seen or tasted, with delightful fillings like winter melon, greens and snap peas. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="374" caption="Pink!"]Pink![/caption] Below is sweet pumpkin cake, which we ate between bites of savory. Can someone tell me what is this really called?

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Sesame pork buns.

Kian's site, Red Cook, was just named one of "50 Food Blogs We Love" by Saveur and was also nominated for a James Beard Award this year. So, what have you been noshing on? Any great meals lately or good food events you want me to know about? Hit me up in the comments or email me. Emily {at} MouthOfTheBorder.com. Ciao!

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  • http://skimkim.com Skimkim

    Thanks for the love! I’ll keep you in the loop for the next one. Check out more pics on the fb page. Our sous chef, Ella Nemcova, from The Regal Vegan, was all over the watermelon brass knuckles, too (as evidenced in the pics)!

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      You’re welcome! I was really impressed by the curation. And I seriously would rock those watermelon knuckles. It’s awesome!

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      You’re welcome! I was really impressed by the curation. And I seriously would rock those watermelon knuckles. It’s awesome!

      • http://skimkim.com Skimkim

        Thank you! I suggested Mark call it “Gallagher.” Not sure if the young-un’s would have gotten that one.

      • http://skimkim.com Skimkim

        Thank you! I suggested Mark call it “Gallagher.” Not sure if the young-un’s would have gotten that one.

      • http://skimkim.com Skimkim

        Thank you! I suggested Mark call it “Gallagher.” Not sure if the young-un’s would have gotten that one.

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      You’re welcome! I was really impressed by the curation. And I seriously would rock those watermelon knuckles. It’s awesome!

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