Is it really over?!

I’m guessing that summer is officially over. If today’s weather is any indication, I think it is officially time for me to start cooking again. Have I told you how much I LOVE Brooklyn summers? Oh I have? I also racked up some frequent flyer miles this summer. I tried to remember to take pictures of my most epic eats, but sometimes I was just too busy chewing to stop and break out my camera. Please forgive me. Down below are some (and probably very few) of this summer’s most epic eats.

Dallas, TX
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Orlando, FL
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The Dessert Lady! First seen here. Just as good as i remember.

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Jeremiah’s Italian Ice! Perfect for that insane southern heat.

Brooklyn, NY
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As you can tell, I will probably NEVER be a vegetarian. Random fact: My dad is a vegetarian.

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Alabama Chicken Taco, BBQ Short Rib Taco, and BBQ Pork Slider that I shared with Mama Suite. All from the Mexicue food truck in Grand Army Plaza. Truth: their BBQ Short Rib Taco might just change your life.

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I love dumplings. I love pork. Pork & Chinese Chive Dumplings with soy sesame dip. I now love Rickshaw.

* I always stayed away from food trucks in the past. I always thought that food trucks would inevitably lead to me taking shots of Pepto Bismol, breaking out into a cold sweat and quite possibly curled into fetal position on my bathroom floor. I was pleasantly surprised by the fresh ingredients used on both trucks and I am now happily stalking them on twitter.

San Juan, PR

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Breakfast sandwiches from a tiny spot in San Juan. Obviously I ate more than a sandwich, but my mouth got to it before my camera.

I also had pics of interesting fruit (sugar apple) and an avocado the size of my forearm from my week in Antigua. But my camera ate the pics ={.

Until next year summer! Our love affair is strong.

Lobo Tex Mex

I love Cobble Hill, it’s one of those neighborhoods where you can wander around for hours and never get bored. You instantly lose yourself in the fantastic bakeries, vintage shops and of course the restaurants! Last weekend Mama Suite and I decided to park the car and wander around Court St in search of dinner. There was no help from Yelp (ha!), no google, nothing. We walked from window to window browsing menus and waiting for something to jump out at us. In the words of Mama Suite, “I want something that will make my mouth go ‘BANG’!” Oddly enough, when we settled on Lobo, we never glanced at the menu. It was the atmosphere that got us, and anywhere that has TEQUILA sprawled on the sign is an instant winner in my mind.

Lobo has an array of flavored Tequila which I would have loved to try, but I was the designated driver (boooo!). I stuck to beer while Mama Suite got a margarita. The service was fast and friendly, our waitress knew the menu and was able to make suggestions and help us to match our meals with the best drinks. I can’t remember the beer she suggested but it was delicious and I can be a little snobby when it comes to beer. The guacamole was a little bland for my taste (Chipotle reins supreme) but I enjoyed everything else. My only qualm was that this location (they have two) was CASH ONLY and the in-house ATM was out of commission, so I had to run to a shady ATM across the street when it was time to pay the bill.

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Obviously, we didn’t finish everything! The portions are extremely generous, I wasn’t too thrilled with the flan but I think I’ve maybe had flan one other time before this. I would definitely go back to Lobo’s especially for happy hour!