Going to Billy Connolly tonight (37th and 9th.) Need dinner first. Osteria Gelsi has a party and can't take us. Anyone know about Tratorria Alba? Any other suggestions? It's a birthday so it should be nice.
Cooked dried black beans provide the wow factor in this simple dip; you could serve the blended beans alone and guests would swoon over the rich, full-bodied flavor. Use leftover dip as a spread for sandwiches or burritos, or stir into a bean soup.
Many folks feel that mussels are a restaurant dish—something to order off the menu. But they’re surprisingly affordable at the market and quick and easy to cook at home. They’re also a great option for those looking for sustainable seafood choices.