The internet is a crazy place. If we had a dollar for every awesome person we've met via Twitter over the past five years, we'd be rich. Jessica Seinfeld is one of those people. She gave an "RT", as they call it, to one of our posts about Charlie Bird, and we were soon on the hunt like a lion after prey, hungry for a Friday Fives.
Jessica Seinfeld is, of course, the wife of a somewhat successful, reasonably funny comedian named Jerry. No big deal. She also happens to be a hilarious human and writer herself, and she's completely obsessed with food. She's now written three New York Times best selling cookbooks, the latest entitled The Can't Cook Book, which is designed to lend a hand to both those who know their way around a kitchen, and also those who don't. What sets her apart from the rest of the home chef recipe writers out there is that she doesn't take herself too seriously. No wonder we like her.
Jessica just launched a new product line in conjunction with Green Giant®, a healthy bunch of vegetable purees called Veggie Blend-Ins™. And when she's not cooking herself, Jessica likes to eat out, and she's got good taste. We're impressed that she tossed on a wing spot into her Friday Fives, and obviously agree with her on all-time favorites like Charlie Bird and The Spotted Pig.
Jessica's "perfect for" picks
"My wing man, Tony and I, have deemed this the best wing spot in NYC. And we know buffalo wings. Trust me."
"You are never going to have a bad time at the Pig. The food is consistently great, and the atmosphere is warm, convivial, and always upbeat. I never miss the Devil's Eggs, or the gnudi. The french fries are so good it's stupid."
"God, I/we love the food here. It is cozy, luxurious, decadent and the best service in NYC. We always come here for special occasions, and not so special ones. The pastas are crazy, and their specials are just that. I’m pretty sure Jerry cried from a dessert here once."
"Jerry and I agree on this as our favorite place in NYC. It hits every right note. The music is always great (if you like a well edited hip-hop mix), the friendly but not overly friendly, laid back service sets them apart, and of course the food and the wine list are what you want in what feels like your favorite local place, but better. Don’t miss the Gnocchi, Duck Egg Spaghetti, and The Crispy Chicken. Their wine glasses are perfect and I’ve noticed a phenomenon -- they actually become one with your hand. Which often means it will be a tough next morning but its hard not to get lost in the atmosphere here."
"It’s near my office so I’ve been keeping warm this ridiculous winter by eating their delicious pizza that’s baked up hot and crispy in their fancy pizza oven. And, when it calls for it (when doesn’t it?), my friends and I like to enjoy some excellent mid-day cocktails."