The Sloppy Bol – Bolognese Grilled Cheese with Provolone, Mozzarella + Basil on Parmesan Crusted Bread

bolognese grilled cheese

This time last year, Jerm and I were packing our bags for our first Europe trip together. Some of our NYC homies, Tina and Jared, were getting married in Greece so we joined them and 235 of their closest friends to celebrate their oh-so-awe-inspiring love. After a week of binge eating and drinking at the best wedding activities that have ever existed, we decided to take a little romantic detour on our the way home. We bought a sketchy super cheap ticket and headed to one of my all time fav cities, Rome, to do some more eatin’ and drinkin’!

Jerm, who’s full blown Italian and I, who am definitely not, felt in our natural habitat eating our way through this historic city. Normally I try to moderately limit my carb intake but considering I was logging about 20,000 steps a day on my fitbit, I found it to be perfectly acceptable to eat all pasta, pizza, cheese, aperol spritz, and wine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Continue reading

Food Network Facebook Live episode 10: Animal Style Cheeseburger Pizza

Animal Style Cheese Burger Pizza - just like In n Out but on a pizza!

Before I moved back home to Florida, I was dead-set on heading west to California. I had been totes over New York for quite a while but was afraid to move because I thought everywhere else would be boring. As for California, well, it just seemed ideal. The people were like-minded, super eco-conscious and progressive, one of my favorite ways to chill was actually recreationally legal, New York winters didn’t exist there, and most importantly — there were In-n-Out Burgers.

As an East Coast gal, In-n-Out was one of those things that I yearned for. Not being able to get it on the reg only made me want it more. I dreamt about their burgers dripping with animal sauce goodness, crispy fresh-cut fries smothered in cheese sauce and topped hot peppers, and a perfectly spun milkshake in my hand. But nah, for some reason, somebody decided to keep it a West Coast thing. And I will never forgive them for that. **insert devil eyes** Continue reading

Vietnamese Pho Sandwich with Roast Beef, Hoisin, Sriracha + Herbs

This tasty Pho Sandwich is made with Roast Beef, Hoisin, Sriracha and Herbs!

A few weeks ago, Jerm and I went to NYC for some gluttonous adventures grilled cheese pop-ups and a city-wide sandwich tour for The Spruce Eats (formally known as!). And even though I lived in NYC for most of my 20s and had eaten way too many sandwiches, I knew there were some new creations that had escaped my radar. So like any hungry gal with 34,000 foodie friends, I decided to reach out to my homies and ask they what their fav sandwiches of the big city were. We got dozens of straight up baller recommendations but since both Jerm and I are obsessed with Vietnamese food, we got super excited when we heard about this infamous pho sub in the East Village… That I somehow overlooked all those years.

So what did we do? We grabbed a coffee from Milk Bar, walked to the L and hopped on the Manhattan bound train. 5 minutes later, we got out at first ave and headed straight to Sunny and Annie’s Deli in the East Village. From the outside, this unassuming cult classic on Ave A looks just like every other bodega on the block. There’s colorful buckets of fresh flowers wrapped around the entrance, layers of chromatic fruit crates stacked high on top of each other, fifty beverage coolers lining the south side of the store, and on the north side, the most important part — the deli.  Continue reading