I’m just sitting here on the couch tonight watching tv. Kicking back in my sweats and a beer at my side. It’s at times like these watching sitcom reruns that I start to crave some sort of munchies. My inner fattie craves pizza, Fritos, or a whole bag of peanuts, but what I really want dammit is a big-ass hot soft chewy pretzel! Yeah right, now that my ass has molded into this cushion on the couch and I’m all comfortable there is no way I’m getting up to go out and find a hot pretzel. I’m in for the night. It did get me thinking though about some really good pretzels I had lately.
Yup, my mind goes off on weird tangents when it comes to thinking about snacks. Here’s a short list of a few favorite pretzels and related pretzel things I have munched on in NYC.
The wonderful hot pretzel at The Heidelberg – just a classic style beer hall pretzel. Big, hot, chewy, fluffy, and wildly salted. Add some spicy German mustard and this is a feast in itself. It also doesn’t hurt to wash it down with some terrific Hofbrau beer! Das Boot!
The amazing hot pretzel at Third Ave Ale House – This thing comes out big, hot, moist, fluffy, with a nice seasoned crispiness on the outside. The soft inside is filled with a gooey center of mustard-like cheese. Good lord! It’s also served with dried chorizo slices and deli mustard on the side. Just whoa! My waistline is expanding!
The ridiculous pretzel croissant at City Bakery – this thing kind of sneaks up on you. Now, it’s not really a pretzel, but a croissant on steroids. Close enough for me! Talk about carb overload. It’s just so crispy and flaky on the outside, moist and buttery on the inside. So freaking good. Pair it with their rich & creamy hot chocolate and dunk a huge slab of homemade marshmallow into it and you have entered paradise. Woo-Hoo! Time to unbutton the pants!
The fanciful Pretzel Crusted Crabcake at David Burke Townhouse – The most fun I ever had eating a box of pretzel sticks! Served with tomato orange chutney and poppy seed honey. Totally delicious beyond words. This is a must-do appetizer if ever dining here. The crab was super fresh. Wrapped in pretzel sticks – very creative and I wish they made this as a full sized dinner entree. My ever expanding waistline demands it!
Good thing it is now well past midnight and I am not going to drag my butt out of this apartment. Even though I am now starving after reminiscing through pretzel love lane I think I’ll just settle to raid the fridge. There must be some ice cream in there!
So, what do you crave when chilling on the couch in front of the boob tube?