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Judgers judgers judgers

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I’m not so sure —

I discovered another great restaurant in New York City, and it was the storefront that lured me in.

I walked past Jacob’s Pickles for the first time a couple of weeks ago running errands in my neighborhood.  The name caught my eye, then the decor.

Heck, if I could live in the space, I would.

Sunday a friend and I tried our their brunch.  Turns out Jacob does a mean biscuits and gravy…and we’re talking spicy sausage gravy.

My cousin Carol would be proud.

The entire menu looks great.  We are gonna hit it again at dinnertime and try the fried pickles and other savory items.  The bar selection is interesting, too.

See?  It pays to be shallow.

Good gravy

I cooked last night.

Yes, this is a blog-worthy event.

I made breakfast for dinner.  Biscuits — from a can, I admit — and milk gravy.

Here in New York City, the term ‘milk gravy’ is greeted with much confusion.  So I will explain further in case you are also reading this with your head cocked to the side in bewilderment.

In a skillet on medium heat, I browned flour in vegetable oil.  (Bacon grease is the first choice, but I didn’t have any.)  To the flour, I added milk, stirring constantly over low heat.

Now, during this process, there was a lot of adjusting — how much oil, how much flour, how much milk.  I even added some water at the end to thin the gravy…plus salt and pepper to taste.

But, I must say, the final product was nothing short of amazing.

Filling?  Yes.  Heavy?  Oh yes.  I even added bacon to the plate, so there’s nothing about this meal that my doctor recommends.

But it does a heart good to enjoy such a feast on a good, damp New York City night.