Polly's Pancake Parlour
Our ad sales director Erin Adamo went to Polly's Pancake Parlor (ooh, alliterations and pancakes!) in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, over Labor Day weekend and brought some back for us! You don't need to tell us twice to eat leftover pancakes with granulated maple sugar, especially when adorable moose illustrations are involved.
dbcurrie's Fire Crackers
Back around Fourth of July time, dbcurrie shared this recipe for her Bread Baking column. How kind of her to send us a mega Ziploc bag full of them! We've been munching on them all week and woo, what a nice fiery zing they have. You don't really expect that from a cracker. We are fans. (Thanks, Donna!)
French Fry Po'Boy
Yes. This exists. And it's from Zimmer's Seafood in New Orleans. It was one of merely 23 sandwiches we ate during an eight-hour visit to the great po'boy town on Tuesday. Gravy-sopping french fries in bread (oh and maybe a few lettuce wisps tucked in there). A beautiful starch marriage of joy? Indeed.
A Brief Respite from Po'Boys
There were few non-po'boy things we ate in NOLA. Most of them were fried. Cough, beignets. And onion rings! We're always on the hunt for good ones. While on the NOLA po'boy trail, we stopped at Mahoney's on Magazine Street and ordered a basket of these. They're so shoelace-thin and wispy, you can't help but grab a handful at a time. They're also very well-salted (crucial). What's your favorite onion ring shape and size? These were less rings, more curly strands. Not that we're complaining.
RIP Pepper Weiner
We also stopped at Domilise's for po'boys. While studying the menu, we said a prayer for the now-departed Pepper Weiner sandwich.
The 21st, 22nd, and 23rd Sandwiches
Before hightailing it back to the airport, we stopped for three last po'boys from R&O's in Metairie. It's a miracle we're even smiling in this photo. Eight hours of marathon eating—where are the salty, roast beef-scented tears?! Special thanks to Pableaux Johnson in the back, our fearless leader and local guide.
Beer in a Box
Congrats to our associate ad sales director Laurel Randolph, who won a package of Sixpoint beer (each bottle was individually bubble-wrapped) and other goodies for her entry in the brewery's design contest. Her image of a Fievel-resembling rodent on a keg was the third most thumbs-upped on Facebook. We are very proud, Laurel. And hope you are drinking that beer right now.
Robyn vs. Coconut Cream Pie
That's the appropriate facial expression you should have when handed a coconut cream pie from Tom Douglas's Dahlia Bakery in Seattle. It's one of our favorite pies in the country, which is saying a lot. We are pie people.