Italian for Corkscrew

Tonight, a few friends and I went out to Cavatappo, my favorite Italian restaurant in the city. Luckily, it happens to be 2 blocks away from my apartment and very cheap — we’re talking $8.50 for a plate of homemade pasta. Had a very tasty shrimp risotto (a daily special). I’m sure I’ll be back again soon!


Checked out Balthazar, a downtown bistro, for the first time this past weekend. Dinner was great — I’m still worried about allergies so I opted for vegetarian fair. But the onion tart and house salad (with salted ricotta) didn’t disappoint.

Balthazar. What a great name. Makes me think of Vigo the Carpathian from Ghostbusters 2. Also reminds me of my favorite name of all: Hrothgar.

To Do List:
1. Make friends with Danes and ask if there are still any Hrothgars around
2. Rent Ghostbusters
3. Learn how to make an onion and gruyere tart (preferably in toaster oven)