As any twin can attest to, growing up you’re often referred to as “double trouble”, “handful”, “expensive”, and a laundry list of other negative compliments and stereotypes. (Eye roll here). I never quite understood why people would think having twins was that big of a deal. We are two people, how is it any different than any other sibling situation? Then I started thinking back to some of our tasmanian-devil twin specific moments. Screaming matches, destroying anything in our path as babies (victims included innocent barbie dolls to bedroom wallpaper), stealing our brother’s Halloween candy, elbow fighting during piano duets, getting our car’s wing-mirror clipped by a taxi on the way home from the club at 18 (and hiding it from our parents for a year)….Wow, mothers of twins everywhere deserve a gold medal!! And throughout it all, our memories are full of amazing birthday parties with homemade Sesame Street cakes, dinner parties, bbq’s, travel, and lots of laughter. The common thread to all the happiness, and inspiration for DineGirl has always been memories of great food. Where would any of us be without our wonderful mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and all the other amazing women in our lives to inspire us?
Mother’s day is Sunday May 11th. It’s not too late to order the flowers, make brunch and dinner arrangements and book a spa appointment for all the fabulous moms out there who truly deserve a small token of thanks!
In case you’re thinking beyond brunch and flowers, we stumbled across this fabulous weekend-getaway any mom would love! A luxurious food and wine experience in Napa Valley. Maybe dad can pick up the tab……
We recently had the pleasure of attending a sneak preview of Genuine Superette, the second outpost of the Genuine eateries. (The other is Genuine Roadside, located in Gothamist West Side Market). Genuine’s are brought to us by the ever-so talented and creative team, AvroKo. We’re huge fans of everything they do.
WARNING: The buttermilk battered chicken sandwich and the spicy smokehouse burger are seriously addictive. There’s a scene in Overboard where Grant Stayton (the “third”) is hugging a huge 80s decorative shell, longing for a painted lady named Tofutti Klein. “Ahhh Tofutii.. where art you when I need you..?” I picture many a hipster hugging their organic cotton pillows late night, craving the buttermilk chicken sando in the same way. Even I (in a sober haze) dreamt longingly for my new little buttery fried chicken friend. It’s that insane.
What were we talking about again…? Ah yes. Genuine Superette. Everything from the tuna tacos to the quinoa salads were all fresh and tasty. In true California-free-love-spirit, there’s something delicious on the menu for everyone. What’s cool about its corner location (Mulberry and Grand) is that it’s the perfect pit stop for a quick morning bite, afternoon lunch, casual dinner, or late night snack. We hear there’s also a downstairs lounge in the works. The vibe is cool retro and positively upbeat. Evidently 80’s cassette tapes are now works of art, worthy of displaying on the wall. Kids today, many of whom probably don’t even know even what a CD player looks like, will appreciate the historical references. Case in point, overheard in amongst the crowd, “oh wow…I’ve heard of those [cassette tapes] before but I’ve never actually seen one in person.”
Genuine Superette is all about retro roadside classics and fast food done the right way. Their unique chef collaborations on select dishes, drinks and desserts, and of course their buttermilk chicken sandwich will keep us coming back again and again…
We highly recommend!
191 Grand Street (at the corner of Mulberry Street)
New York NY 10013
Tel. 646 726 4633
It’s the Oscars this weekend! One of our favorite films is The Godfather Part II (1972). Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, it won six Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director (Francis Ford Coppola), and Best Supporting Actor (Robert De Niro). From old New York, New New York, Havana to Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Sicily… This film is an all time American classic! We’re highlighting Bar Vitelli, the little bar in Savoca, Sicily where Michael Corleone visits during his exile from America. It is still there today, with barely or little changes since it’s appearance in the film.
Congratulations to #TeamUSA for winning silver in this year’s Bocuse d’Or! For those of you who aren’t familiar, Bocuse d’Or is like the Olympics for food. Held every two years in foodie mecca (Lyon, France), it’s the ultimate competition where chefs around the world start planning and practicing for 400 days in advance! The highest USA have ever placed was sixth place, so coming second is such an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations to Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and Gavin Kaysen who led #TeamUSA. Can’t wait to see the competition footage and their spectacular creations.