Last weekend we headed up to Bovina, New York for a little weekend getaway. We rented a house with a few friends and delighted in the fact that there was absolutely no cell phone service (don't worry there was WIFI).
On Saturday we visited the Baseball Hall of Fame which was really fun and definitely worth the drive. Even if you're not a big baseball fan, the museum is beautifully curated and full of really cool pieces of American history that tell the story of the country along with the game.
Sunday night, we decided to try one of the recommended restaurants in town, Brushland Eating House. I'm not sure what we expected, but it blew everyone away. After the first course we started to surmise that it must have been started by a city transplant (those are the obnoxious things New Yorkers assume) but sure enough we were right. Brushland was opened last spring by Sohail Zandi a chef with decades of experience in New York and his girlfriend Sara Elbert. They brought along fellow New Yorker and chef Jordan Terry and the Brushland Eating House was born.
Between the two of them, Zandi and Terry have Prime Meats, The Grocery, Uncle Boon's, Dear Bushwick, Frankie's and Pulino's on their resumes. I'm not a food writer, so I won't even attempt to describe the meal, but I will say that it was hands down better than most meals I have eaten in New York and 100% worth the trip.
And it's not just us. A little Google search after our meal also turned up Brushland as one of the Best 13 New York Restaurants Not In NYC. The only other place I have eaten on it is Blue Hill (which I've mentioned here). Based off those two dining experiences, I'm ready to plan these plan the rest of our weekends away based solely on this list.
Not sure where you would stay up there? Don't worry, Brushland has an apartment above the restaurant that you can rent on AIRBNB. If you're interested in the house we rented, shoot me an email and I'll send you the information!