The Best Things I Ate – July 2012 Edition

by Emily on August 8, 2012 · 2 comments

in Food,Recommendations,Restaurants,Sponsored Posts

My life is awesome. Sometimes I have to smack myself to remember this is all real - I eat and drink for a living, and there is nothing that compares to this as a lifestyle. It all whizzes by too quickly; I'll have an incredible meal that's bangin' from the appetizers to the conversation to the cocktails and it's forgotten as soon as the next meal rolls around. Before this summer comes to a close (can you believe it's AUGUST?), I wanted to at least document some of the amazing repasts I've enjoyed just in the last 30 days. I'd love to hear or see pics of what YOUR favorite meal of July was. Tweet me @ECava and tag it #HDMoment so I can see! Or... come meet me in person Friday night and make new food (and cocktail) memories! Get a ticket for Midnight Brunch in Brooklyn featuring a midnight movie screening in our own private theater. On with our show ...   Bomb Mapo Tofu from @cafechina_nyc. Peppercorns sear your mouth off hot. #chinese #food #ethnicfood #nyc #instafood

Mapo Tofu at Cafe China (Manhattan), Aug. 2012

Red velvet chicken & waffles. #midnightbrunch #almost #brooklyn

Red Velvet Waffles and Chicken, SoCo (Brooklyn), Aug. 2012


Buckboard Bacon Melt with Collard Greens, Cochon Butcher (New Orleans), July 2012

Garlic fried tofu in sesame oil with tamarind, scallions, sriracha. Feels good to cook again. #food #cooking #lunch

Garlic fried Tofu with Scallions, Tamarind and Sriracha Sauce, cooked myself at home (Brooklyn), July 2012


Plate piled high with roast pork, potato salad, baked beans and pickled veggies. Pig & Punch (New Orleans), July 2012

First lobster of the summer. Sat. night special. #hdmoments #hd5

Lobster Dinner - Saturday Night Special, Back Forty West, July 2012


Post-Yoga Power Plate (Quinoa, BBQ Tempeh, Avocado, Sunflower Seeds, Cilantro Dressing), Yoga Pearl / Prasad (Portland, OR), July 2012


Papri Chaat, AKA "Indian Nachos," Bollywood Theater (Portland, OR), July 2012


Fried Oysters, Clyde Common (Portland, OR), July 2012


Seared scallops over romesco sauce and grilled scallions, Riffle NW (Portland, OR), July 2012

Wish every day started with an ice cream delivery. All my fave flavors! #HDMoments #HD5 #icecream

Haagen-Dazs Strawberry ice cream and Vanilla/Dark Chocolate Ice Cream bars, my freezer (Brooklyn), July 2012 I wish I had done a photo diary in June, too ... I love looking back and remembering where I was when I was eating all these things and remembering the people I share these moments with. Should I do a photo recap like this every month? Let me know in the comments. Want to stalk more of my food moments? Follow me on Forkly Eyeball me on Instagram Sweat the technique on Foursquare (PS: I'm sharing my favorite summer moments with the hashtag #HDMoment and you can, too. Read more on that in my post here.)


I love sharing details about upcoming tasty trips and adventures, so you won't want to miss a bite. As always, please feel free to chat with me on Twitter, join our group on Facebook and keep up with new posts here by subscribing. Request an invite to future Midnight Brunch events here.


  • Han Ma

    Definitely just drooled on my keyboard… Those meals look amazing! A monthly round-up would be a nice touch :)

    • emilyspearl

      Thanks, Han! They certainly were all fun to eat. :)

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