Month: March 2016

Kottu House

Heat. That’s one word to describe the Sri Lankan kottu at Kottu House. You know the kind. It starts at your tongue and lingers for the rest of the meal, building with every bite. Pick your spice level, just don’t make the mistake of overshooting. Kottu, a popular Sri Lankan street dish, is made of curry, eggs and vegetables stir-fried with chopped up godamba roti. I tried the classic chicken and seawater fish kottus over the span of two visits, and while the medium-level spice proved to be too much for me, the mild was just right.

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Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas may be known as Sin City, but unbeknownst to many, it’s also known for its large Hawaiian community. Hawaiian food isn’t as easily accessible in New York City, so when I went to Vegas last month I made sure to check out a few restaurants (something to hold me over until I actually visit the islands). I’m also squeezing a Mexican spot into this roundup, because it may be the outsider of the list, but it A) more than holds its own and B) is open 24/7 to satisfy those wee-hour cravings.

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Brunch is one of my favorite meals of the day. As a not-so-wise character once said, “Hybrid meals are for people too lazy to wake up for a proper breakfast.” Completely true, and luckily I don’t have to go far for Sidecar, which serves up various brunch dishes until 3:30 p.m. I’ve tried a few things, but I usually gravitate toward the hangover soup and steak and eggs.

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