Posts Tagged ‘organic’

dinner is served: chelsea neighborhood favorite tbsp is now open for dinner!

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

At long last Melissa Chmelar, founder of tbsp restaurant and spoon catering, will finally ring the dinner bell. tbsp will expand to include dinner service starting this week after killing it at her already successful breakfast and lunch business. With solidly good, casual dining and new sure-fire vintage cocktails, this friendly, local neighborhood joint will soon become part of the family.

Dishing out comforting starters and family-style dishes like Market Table Toast (grilled Balthazar bread smothered with fresh local ricotta and favorite seasonal ingredients), Beer Braised Pork Shoulder (with avocado tomatillo salsa, arroz verde & simmered black beans), Mushroom Papardelle (crisp roasted shitake mushrooms, Tuscan kale, fresh ricotta & chili flakes), Skillet Mac & Four Cheese goodness, the classic tbsp burger and more, accompanied with a sure-to-please kids menu. House-made desserts like gooey skillet cookies served with ice cream end the meal with a sweet moment. Dinner service will also boast full wine and specialty cocktail offerings, slung from behind a beautifully redesigned bar. Cocktail standouts on the new menu include the Corpse Reviver #2 (Gin, lillet, triple sec, absinthe & lemon), and the Garden Greyhound (Vodka, fresh grapefruit, thyme sprig & black peppercorn). Start calling yourself a regular now… tbsp tends to churn ‘em out.

After stopping in ourselves during last week’s Friends & Family service, we cannot wait to make tbsp a weekly staple. Some of our favorites were the skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, the chicken pot pie (pictured) and a brownie dessert topped with melting vanilla ice cream and a sprinkling of caramel popcorn, making for one genius bite. My handsome 19-month old dinner companion dug deep into his bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, grinning ear to ear. He is also very good at sharing and made sure his entire body got in on some of that delicious sauce action. The drink of the night had to be the Corpse Reviver, and boy did I need it (just kidding! But hah, wow, kids are a lot of work!).

With the stormy weather New York is having this week, tonight is the perfect night to stop by and try tbsp’s dinner. Warm up with a bowl of hearty soup (varies daily, made from scratch) and let tbsp feed your cravings. We can’t wait to hear what you think!



Family-owned and operated since 1999, spoon started in a five story walk-up with belief in using hand picked, seasonal organic produce grown in upstate New York sourced by Mountain Dell Farms, From Farm to Chef, and other local purveyors. Fresh and local is the cornerstone upon which spoon and tbsp is built. Delivered daily, all of spoon’s produce, meats and fish are fresh. Desserts, muffins and sweet and savory treats are hot out of the oven. spoon also produces a full line of frozen entrees, baking mixes and home canned sauces, condiments, relishes, rubs and jams. spoon specializes in providing innovative culinary options for photo shoots, corporate meetings and private events. Melissa continues to bring creativity and integrity to the table.

A picturesque, Chelsea neighborhood favorite, tbsp joined the spoon family in 2008 and was founded on the idea that local ingredients and quality recipes make for culinary success. First launching with daily lunch service, eventually launching an ever-popular brunch service, tbsp is now very excited to announce, it’s time for dinner.

tbsp Dinner

Wednesday through Saturday – 5 pm to 10 pm

Sunday – 4pm to 8pm

17 West 20th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

New York, NY 10011


synergy your mornings

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

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on my way to the office this morning i was on the look out for a refreshing alternative to my routine iced coffee with soy milk. in an attempt to be healthier and give up caffeine (for the day) i ventured into the juice department of a local grocery store. bombarded with one hundred different options, i reached for a bottle with a flashy label with words that read, synergy, organic and raw so i assumed it had to be healthy. of the many flavors, i chose mystic mango because orange is one of my favorite colors and mangos are of course delicious, and let me tell you it was love at first sip.

this slightly carbonated juice is packed with probiotics and antioxidants and is enjoyably light and definitely not too sweet. it is raw, all natural, organic, low in carbohydrates, low calorie and naturally rejuvenating! all of this information i found right on the label. if you are looking for a caffeine free jump-start to your day, this is definitely it! this gourmet health drink is sold for around $3.50 a pop and is well worth it. can’t wait to try another flavor tomorrow.


Organic Looms

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

image courtesty of Organic Looms

looking for something to make your home a bit cozier this winter?

take a look at organic looms, a chicago boutique that creates beautiful, unique rugs that are each hand woven in either nepal or india by workers who are treated fairly and who weave the rugs using sustainably produced materials.

each rug is custom made, thus it can take up to 120 days for your finished product to arrive…so be sure to hurry so that you can finally stop wearing two pairs of socks! visit their website here.