Archive | November, 2010


30 Nov

Nanoosh is a “Mediterranean Hummus Bar” with 3 locations in NYC (just below Union Square, near Lincoln Square, and in Murray Hill).  I frequented the one by Union Square before changing jobs, and didn’t realize until long after that I never blogged about it, even after going there at least 2 times per week.

Their pita is nothing special (bland and a bit dry) but it looks like puffed balloons.


On this day, my friend tried the sweet potato and mushroom soup.  It was, unfortunately, spicy, so I was out. But she enjoyed.


She followed that up with the quinoa salad (with Organic quinoa, red peppers, red onions, organic walnuts, dried
cranberries, & organic raisins).  She also enjoyed.


I went with the salad I tried the first time I went there and has never let me down.  It’s SOOOOO good.  It’s the Nanoosh Garden salad (that comes with Organic romaine, organic cherry tomatoes, organic carrots, corn, heart of palm, dry roasted edamame with citrus dressing or citrus and Mediterranean spices dressing) but I order it with the walnut and grapefruit dressing (oil free).  The dry roasted edamame and the dressing just kick this salad into a whole new level of salad.  I can’t get enough of it!


I hear people aren’t too fond of the hummus due to it’s thickness, however, this salad is perfect for me. And for that… I give it…

Total Noms: 7 out of 10


Bon Chon Chicken

29 Nov

Welcome back from your Thanksgiving hangover!  You know what cures a hangover like none-other?  Korean Fried Chicken!

They actually opened up a BonChon on my street… and they even deliver.  VERY dangerous.   


It came with some sides (which is typical for Korean food… surprise sides!) and I’m pretty sure it was some slaw and pickled radish.


I also ordered a bulgogi wrap, since I’m OBSESSED with bulgogi. 


It was good… but I prefer good ol’ fashioned bulgogi and rice.


So of course we ordered that too!  It was good, but I prefer it from other places.  I think if you’re going to get BonChon, just stick with the fried chicken.


Which is delicious.


Slightly sweet, just the right amount of crisp.


Naughty but oh so good!

Total Nom Points: 6.5 out of 10

Virgin America- DeliBreak Lunch Box

26 Nov

I am not a fan of plane food.  I can’t think of anything grosser than pre-packaged, shelf stable, mass quantity food.  It reminds me of my highschool cafeteria… without the pizza and tots.  And now they make you PAY for it? ARE YOU KIDDING?!

So when I noticed that Virgin America really takes on a new look at in-flight meals (along with everything else), I figured it would be interesting to blog about their “GoPicnic DeliBreak Lunch Box.”  I like that you order it when you want it, and the cost isn’t awful seeing as though you are literally entirely trapped with their menu.  I think this was $6 and it was plenty to fill me for lunch and leave me with some snacks for hour 4 on the trip to LA.

This was the box front, which varied slightly from the description on the menu that I remember reading.


And the list on the box even varied from the actual food that was inside.  I found this slightly concerning, since picky people may not be pleased by trading out potato chips for pop chips.  Luckily… I love pop chips!


Thought I was kind of curious what sweet maui onino potato chips might taste like.


They packaged it well, with a lot of options within one compact box.


And like I said… it was plenty of food.


A very good snack/meal option.  Thanks Virgin America!  You remain my favorite airline (even if you INSIST on flying out of JFK).