peels.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

peels nyc

i like to be the very last person in nyc to try an esteemed restaurant. i've heard nothing but good about peels in the east village, but it took me a few years to get down there and try it myself. i always heave a deep sigh when i'm expected to show up in the east village since the upper west side is the equivocal opposite in terms of location. the streets below houston will forever confuse me. i should have just got off the subway and followed the rest of the 30-something hipsters straight to peels.

peels nyc

my friend kayla admitted she hadn't tried it yet either, so we made a breakfast date to talk photo biz (hire her!), amongst other things of course.

peels nyc
peels nyc
peels nyc

the menu is oozing in southern charm with staples like shrimp and grits and a fried chicken sandwich. i wish i had taken a dozen martha stewart approved buttermilk biscuits for the road. 

peels nyc
peels nyc
peels nyc
peels nyc

also, exquisite banana might be the coolest name for a blog, ever.

ps: an excellent guide to breakfast and lunch at peels.

17 comments:

Susan said...

Love that you two are "in person" buddies too, and that you have "dueling" peels posts today, hehe. :)

And yes I'm leaving the exact same comment as I did on hers ;)

Kayla Poole said...

Love these shots, B. So fun to see how we both captured the atmosphere. Next time we'll stay local on the UWS. xoxo.

Victoria said...

Okay, I didn't know that you two actually KNEW each other! Did you become friends through blogging or were you friends who happened to start blogging?

yours truly, melissa said...

we went to peels on our honeymoon in nyc in feb of 2011 - we loved it!

bonjour, i'm rebecca! said...

,,,have to plan a trip soon to "nyc and peels." love "exquisite banana" what a sweet blog!,,,

rebecca said...

victoria-
we met through blogging! :)

the southern hostess said...

I would eat there for the lighting alone. Love that place! Beautiful photos.

Rebeka said...

Aah this place looks so perfect! Delicious looking food, super cute atmosphere. Add it to my never-ending list of places I need to visit if I ever (scratch that, WHEN I) make it to NYC :)

Monica L. Shulman said...

I already invited myself to the next lunch. I've never been to Peels either. But the good news is that I've never been to about a bazillion restaurants in the city:)

brigid rose said...

love peels! the biscuits are divine. love how you captured it.

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

My recurring thought today–All the cool kids live in NYC. Must get to NYC.

TheBeautyFile said...

I've never been to Peels, but would like to go someday! With you!! And eat a ton of biscuits...

I'm also always the last on the block to try the hot restaurant. My husband and I finally tried Babbo last month...pretty good, but the portions are WAY too small.

Shoko said...

You guys are so cute - love Kayla's blog! Peels looks amazing and I've heard so much about it - need to make it out there ASAP.

Lonely Wife Project said...

You look cute as hell and these photos are pretty fantastic!

Mat said...

oh eggy, nice to try out new places. like the name too

Muriel said...

Took 2 breakfast at Peel's last year a very nice place and good food (loved the fresh fruit salade and the eggs)

Cindy Dy said...

Your blog is absolutely worth to read if anybody comes throughout it. I'm lucky I did because now I've got a whole new view of this. I didn't realize that this issue was so important and so universal. You certainly put it in perspective for me.


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