Friday, March 6, 2009
Friday Night Impulse Buys from Eats in Stuyvesant Plaza
No matter how I try, I can't seem to get out of Eats in Stuyvesant Plaza without at least a 40 dollar ding to the wallet. I was only going to treat myself to a hunk of nice cheese after a hard week but ended up with the above pictured assortment of random gourmet goodies. I know that a lot of people seem to think that Eats is overpriced, but I actually find the prices to be comparable to any other "gourmet" type store in the area. Besides the rotating selection of world cheeses they stock some good beers and have a very solid assortment of frozen exotic meats (bison, elk, rabbit, cayman, to name a few).
Tonight I walked out with a half pound of Tilsit with ale, a whole pheasant with giblets, some of the shockingly black charcoal crackers that I love, a four pack of Ommegang Three Philosophers, and tube of Kavli cheese spread (think gouda flavored cheese frosting). The Tilsit with ale was a little underwhelming, but the tube-cheese is excellent. I plan on roasting the pheasant up in the proper English manner tomorrow night, so stay tuned if you are interested.