If you've been with this blog from the beginning you know that in the beginning we were truly "winging it." I started off without the slightest clue how to do any of this stuff. Somehow we managed to get through our first summer, and on the way we learned quite a bit.
Our main goal for this summer is to take what we've learned and do everything with the same spirit but do it better. One thing that needed a drastic upgrade is our inventory and shopping. Last summer I'd hit a lousy grocery story in Greenpoint every morning on my way to the truck, and I would forage for that day's toppings. Nilla Wafers, Nutella... I was buying it all one piece at a time.
Today we set out early and went to a huge food wholesaler in Red Hook. Jetro Cash and Carry is no secret spot; it's where most of the small restaurants and grocery stores in New York City go to stock up. Our minds were blown by the place- think of Home Depot, but with Pop Tarts and 5 gallon buckets of chicken fat. I *think* we now have most of our toppings for April- quite a change from shopping day to day.
Here is Bryan in the bulk dessert stuff.
Some of our favorite finds:
A 7.5 lb can of "Apricoating." What the hell?
Cases of Gravy Master. Wow.
The check-out area at crazy land...