Moeder’s is a restaurant about mothers. With thousands of framed photos of moms across the world lining the walls, the food here is pure comfort. We had the Dutch ricedish, which was essentially a smorgasbord of classic warm and cozy Dutch foods. Three kinds of potatoes, sausage, smoked bacon, two kinds of beef stew, applesauce (my god), red cabbage. The waitress said, “just mix it all together,” and it was delicious. Our first real Dutch meal was incredible.
I’m exactly two bourbons and two white wines into this 9 hour plane ride to the Netherlands and I have no idea what kind of food is in front of me but drunk Mallory is here for it. Update: It’s creamy spinach and tomato chicken with orzo and a barley and kale salad, and I actually have a guilty pleasure for airline food, so whatever.
I figured there would be lots of regular chili’s in our annual chili cook off at work, so I tried to make a weird one. Rotisserie chicken, cream cheese, lots of veggies, white kidney beans, green Chile’s, and probably way too much cheese. Topped with cilantro and lime juice. The competing chili was made with diced rib eye steak, jalapeño bacon, lots of peppers, locally sourced honey, and a really nice pour of Maker’s Mark. I’ve been talking mad shit with the other Chili Maker for a few weeks, listening to him call mine a soup and not a real chili, but I think the contrast between the two literally just did us both a favor. May the best chili, or “chicken soup” (ugh) win.
Honestly, I’ve been so neglectful of Instagram lately. I’ve had so many projects going on. Between Halloween parties, Ultimate Fall Day, my movie food project, and prepping for my Amsterdam trip coming up, I’ve been all over the place. So here is a massive photo dump of the last month of my life. Stay tuned for a little bit of the Netherlands and Poland coming up and please enjoy my autumn.
Martin City got itself one gem of a coffee shop! While they’re still in the opening phase, pretty soon their drink and food offerings will be expanding (including adding oat milk 🙌🏻) This iced mocha was delicious 😋 and swipe to see their gorgeous bar 👉🏻
I brought @shivraj2410 a book the other day that he asked for so he returned the favor by cooking Indian food for me, pouring me a glass of wine, and then pulling out two containers of gelato and saying, “salted caramel or pistachio?” He is the MVP of friends.
A friendly reminder that Greystone has the best brunch in town if you’re trying to plan your hangover food plans for tomorrow morning already. Everything in this photo costs a grand total of $20. Amazing.
Toasted ravioli + the Arch were the only two things I really wanted to do in St. Louis. We missed out on getting tickets to go up into the arch, but at least we did the toasted ravioli part extremely successfully.
It’s 59 degrees out so I guess it’s time for drunken bonfires.
Fire Cide(r) Shot: -Half oz Tuaca -Half oz Apple Cider -Few drops of Allspice Simple Syrup
To make the Allspice Simple Syrup:
Combine equal parts water and sugar and simmer on medium low, then add in Allspice or Sweetspice to taste. Simmer until it’s reduced. Shout out to my favorite local bartender @ronnieglennwilliams for learning me about how to make simple syrup.
Happy Fall (📸: @jenny_chamber )
Drove through Wichita, Kansas today and had to stop by @atbbq to see their store and see where they make their fantastic YouTube videos. Thank you @cheftomjackson for spending a few minutes to chat about the process and keep up the awesome work. If you’re ever near Wichita, check out this store because they have *everything*.
Take a shot every time my dad said, “I think that was the best club sandwich I’ve ever had in my life.” But actually I really, really enjoyed Mussel Beach Drive In in Bay City. They said they’re famous for their coneys, so obviously we ordered a ton of them. We tried burgers, two kinds of fries (they also won an award for their hand cut fries), coneys, hotdogs, fried mushrooms, wings, and lots of ice cream while sitting outside in the sunny weather with a nice breeze. My favorite part was when my brother ordered a dirt and worms sundae. “Soft or hard ice cream? Sour or regular gummy worms?” Or when we ordered coneys, “Nacho or shredded cheese? Vienna or skinless? (Always @viennabeef ) Onions? Mustard?” So many decisions to be made. It’s when so much consideration goes into the food that it creates pure quality. And Superman ice cream ALWAYS tastes better in Michigan.
“I had to start braising the beef, pork butt and veal shanks for the tomato sauce. It was Michael’s favorite. I was making ziti with the meat gravy and I’m planning to roast some peppers over the flames and I was gonna put on some string beans with some olive oil and garlic, and I had some beautiful cutlets that were cut just right, that I was going to fry up before dinner just as an appetizer. So I was home for about an hour.“ -Henry Hill, Goodfellas, September 19th, 1990
Wouldn’t be a trip to Michigan without a coney dog, at probably one of the most delightful places I’ve ever eaten. Sitting outside in the cool air with the hot sun, lots of snappy hotdogs and fried snacks, and cool ice cream.
¿Pasticho de Carora Bistró y vino?😍 Lasagna from Carora Bistro and a glass of wine ? -
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¿Cuál es tu combinación favorita?👇🏾
Made a checklist for the drive in that included multiple pillows and blankets in the back of the Jeep, a cot, a six pack, and a ridiculous amount of junk food. Cartoons outside, SNACKS, and a coors light buzz is my ideal farewell to summer.