I don't claim to be a food connoisseur (honestly I haven't eaten at even half the amount of restaurants that LA's most popular food bloggers have eaten at), but I think hanging with HC has made my palate a bit more particular. Since I've become more interested in cuisine lately, I thought I could make some future posts, dubbed Sound Bites (formerly Savor the Sounds), about my forays into food writing. Again, I'm not an expert, these are just my opinions.
We were wandering around Brooklyn (my first time in a borough other than Manhattan) and stumbled upon The Woods. It was late afternoon and we entered because the decor we saw through the open window looked cool. I was sick, so I was very disappointed I couldn't have a drink here, but they offer beers and alcohol minus the frills. The place felt like it was a flea market, but with alcohol. Liquor lined the shelves along with trinkets like animal skulls and odd statues. It had a hip neighborhood bar kind of feel and a fantastic patio filled with picnic tables and benches merged with planters.
I had the Dumont Mini Burger with sauteed mushrooms and fries. Don't know why no one else has ever thought to cover their burger with grilled brioche. The meat and mushrooms were so simple and delicious together. Matt and his cousin both said it was the best burger they've ever had. I think I have to agree. I wasn't sure at the time, but even now I still can't think of having had a better burger. The fries were kind of sweet and definitely the backup singers to the Beyonce of burgers, but that was alright because after the burger (even though it was a mini), I could barely eat anything else.