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June 23, 2005


We tried out Tost on Tuesday night -- the new panini place in Park Slope. The wine list is pretty decent and the menu is simple enough: bruscetta for $2 apiece, salads, panini for $7 each, and some great desserts. We ordered two pieces of bruscetta and a panino each -- ham, fontina, mustard and pickles (ew) for D and portobello, caponata, fontina and arugula for me. We thought that would tide us over -- sounds like a good amount, right? Except the bruscetta was actually half a slice -- piled high with interesting ingredients -- but still, not a whole slice. D almost asked if they were bringing out the rest of the appetizer later. I felt like we were in that room in the Willy Wonka film where everything is cut in half.

Everything was really, really good, though. The bruscetta, though small, was perfectly made -- it had just the right balance of toasted bread and topping. The panini was tasty. For dessert, we had the panna cotta with a fig and biscotti. My God that was good. Decadent. And the fact that all the breads are made with organic flour made us feel better about the bill.

In other news, Gothamist says the new IFC Center has some good food, and everyone recommends the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom (Stay Free has an article about the film's copyright hurdles). A line-up of indie rockers will probably draw record crowds to Celebrate Brooklyn this Saturday.

And finally, if you want to learn how to sail, there's a two-day sailing instruction workshop at Sebago this weekend that still has some open slots. I'll be helping out both days -- email me if you're interested.

Posted by csageday at June 23, 2005 09:00 PM


oh wow! I didn't know about this! I am really intersted in sailing, but my father is always captain (and basically winging that role so its hard to learn anything). I can't make it this weekend, but I am going to check them out.

Posted by: kaitlyn at June 24, 2005 09:38 AM