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A visit with Son (Sachem Allison) in NYC....

Discussion in 'Get togethers, Tastings, Restaurant Openings, Etc' started by zwiefel, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. zwiefel

    zwiefel Rest in peace brother

    I had an absolutely fantastic day with Son. He was very generous with his time, knowledge, and patience. We met at CK14 at about 2pm. had some fun sharing sharp-n-shiny with each other. Had a few shots of his hooch, most of a 1/5th of which now rests in my freezer waiting for a special occasion. I am no fan of whiskey...just not my thing. But however this is produced, it avoids the alcohol burn, replacing it with a dried red-chile burn that I found soothing and delightful...but I must say: not for the faint of heart, my tolerances are unusual. Then he made a delightful Steak and Frites for me....afterwhich we were on the hoof (that'll be funny later) and spent quite a few hours walking around Manhattan, before he dropped me at the hotel around 1am.

    First things first...his storefront and a few interior shots:

    We went to Korin to visit Mari and see the toys. I also got to meet Vincent, who was just returning from a demo. Alas, I did not manage to capture any photos from this. But we were there long enough that they turned the lights out on us. Mari was a genuine delight...no less than I'd've expected.

    We arrived in ChinaTown at dusk...roughly 7:30/8:00

    We dined at Wanton Noodle Garden and had a number of things...which I hadn't really had before.

    This was roasted pork wonton soup. I'd had wonton soup before...and yet I hadn't. this was sublime. the broth was light, but mildly porky and salty. the wontons were delightfully flavorful and textural. and the roast pork was excellent.

    This was a dish I would have never ordered on my own. Thank you Son. Beef tendon. It was little more than the large tendon of a cow (similar to the achilles tendon). It had been braised so well that it was fully tender and gelatinous. The flavor was subtle...this was a dish about texture. It was quite delightful, to my surprise.

    Despite being a good southern boy...I'd never had pigs feet before...no longer true. This dish was surprisingly beefy. also a lot of collagen goodness here as well. this makes Son 4/4 on this day. And....well....I'm a picky b@st@rd.

    I had such a great time, it was well worth the trauma of airtravel (thanks Xanax!)....I'd be delighted to show you the cuisine of the South if you ever make it down to the AR/TX area Son! If you make it to my place in LR, I'll show you the best of the South...both Southern America and Southern India! Promise more photos when I break out that Whiskey!
  2. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    Your posts are so entertaining! They induce jealously!

    I would have never thought of eating tendon. I wonder what the nutritional value is in beef tendon?
  3. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    wow, that's how i want to spend my next vacation. That sounds like one heck of a day
  4. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  5. Son's one of my favorite people on the planet lol. I'm more than a little jealous of your day...though I don't think he could have convinced me to eat beef tendon, OR pig's feet...lol. I'm just not that adventurous an eater :p.
  6. Wagner the Wehrwolf

    Wagner the Wehrwolf Founding Member

    Mmmmm... trotters...
  7. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    An excellent report on a classic NYC vist.
    We have not seen Son in a while so I am happy to hear he is well.
  8. Sounds like a great day. I love NYC and hope to get back there some day
  9. zwiefel

    zwiefel Rest in peace brother

    Thanks! I am definitely fortunate to have a job and framily that allow me to pursue my passions.
    I hadn't even thought of this question! Here's the nutritional data I could find:

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size: 100g
    Amount per Serving
    Calories 150 Calories from Fat 4
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 0.5g 1%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Sodium 0mg 0%
    Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Protein 36.7g 73%

    Also, here's an interesting article about it:

  10. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  11. zwiefel

    zwiefel Rest in peace brother

    100g is a little over 3 oz.
  12. sachem allison

    sachem allison Founding Member

    Rest In peace, brother.I will miss you
  13. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    Thanks for bumping this post, Son, R.I.P. Danny!

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