P.S. I Want to be a Food Critic

When I saw Julia Roberts getting paid to chow down with Dermot
Mulroney in My Best Friend’s Wedding,
I decided being a food critic must be the best job ever, and being that that movie
came out in 1997 there was some tough competition as being Carson Daly’s intern
also seemed like an appealing career choice.

VJ’s aside, I’m lucky to live in a city with some of the
world’s best cuisine, and I should really be taking advantage of this delicious
opportunity to write a humble review once in a while, if only to keep track of
all the great restaurants I’ve been to.

Our friends opened Greenpoint Fish & Lobster, a locally
caught seafood market/raw bar restaurant, last Wednesday and I knew the
tasteful décor and seafood dishes were too photogenic to not share.
I was (easily) talked into the rose wine on tap (from the
Finger Lakes winery Gotham Project) which wasn’t too rosey (a good thing) if
you know what I mean. Shawn is a tough beer critic but really loved the Grey
Lady beer from Cisco Brewers which I thought tasted like a fancy beer with a lemon
in it. I’ve never had clam chowder so we ordered a bowl of that plus the
coconut curry mussels and a lobster roll (because obviously). 
The chowder was flavorful and not too rich, and I could have
bottled the mussel broth and drank it alone it was so addicting. The lobster
roll had the perfect amount of mayo (hardly any) and was a perfect sweet/chewy
combo. The restaurant was gorgeous (more
photos here on DesignSponge
) and had a fancy fish shack/nautical vibe that
was clean and hip without being pretentious.
Also I think I had the perfect outfit on as last Saturday as
New York’s temp that day could well have been the same weather we had for
Halloween last year and called for a mini sweater.

Clam chowder, mussels and rose, respectively
Shorts // Piperlime (on sale!), Sandals // Sam Edelman, Crop Sweater // Forever 21, Hat // Forever 21, Bag// Zara, similar here

Real press for Greenpoint Fish & Lobster:
New York Times
Free Williamsburg
Brooklyn Magazine
Urban Daddy
Huffington Post

Leave a Comment


  1. awhite wrote:

    I TOTALLY wanted to be a VJ back in the day, too! 🙂

    That lobster roll looks divine! Yum.


    Posted 8.5.14 Reply
  2. Thanks Ashley! Glad I have a friend missing TRL with me!

    Posted 8.5.14 Reply
  3. Johanna wrote:

    I want to join you as a food critic! Chicago could keep me busy for days. Love your casual outfit, too!

    Posted 8.5.14 Reply
  4. I really LOVE your outfit! The shorts, the hat, etc. — PERFECT! xx

    Posted 8.7.14 Reply