The increasing popularity of food trucks has led the New York police to start banning them from Manhattan. Luckily, Williamsburg was not under threat when I stayed there a month ago. One day, we started with a till-date unequaled breakfast at Marlow and Sons – one name that covers three venues on Broadway: a breakfast and lunch cafe, diner and small deli. Isn’t that called cross-fertilization? Or flat-out efficiency? Anyway, their yogurt and granola with rhubarb was the best wake-up call. Next is to figure out how to prepare the rhubarb likewise. Help me out, if you can.
Walking down Bedford Avenue, we spotted an artisan ice-cream truck with the Dutch name Van Leeuwen. Among their flavors were ginger, earl grey, vanilla, gianduija and red currant. Irresistible. Ginger ice-cream turned out to be our pick, with success.
From now on it makes sense to break with the tradition of limiting a dessert to a dinner experience. It’s time for the rise of the breakfast dessert, them having earl grey and espresso justifies it even more. Indulge!