Outdoors at Cafe Orlin

IMG_2427After a long cold winter today, March 11th, was so nice that many restaurants in the East Village set up outside cafes, because even as early as 11 a.m it was warm enough to enjoy a coffee and some breakfast on the sidewalk in the sun. Cafe Orlin’s sidewalk set up was too appealing to pass by.  I had one of my favorites:  Middle Eastern Breakfast, 2 egg sunny side up with a dash of hot sauce, a crater of Labne that included 4 olives, in the center of which was a puddle of olive oil, the entire affair was generously sprinkled with Za’atar.  The plate was finished off with a fresh Israeli Salad and warm Pita, all for  $10.  An Americano coffee rounded out the experience.

It was as if everyone in New York had breathed a sigh of relief and bid farewell to winter, especially now that we had gained back an hour of sunshine.

Thursday’s forecast: 25 degrees and snow.

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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2 Responses to Outdoors at Cafe Orlin

  1. reelcharlie says:

    Let’s meet there soon. Yum!

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