Adam C. Banks
Waiting for a table at the ramen spot & I can smell the umami in the air. #astoria #japanese #ramen  (at HinoMaru Japanese Ramen Bar)

Waiting for a table at the ramen spot & I can smell the umami in the air. #astoria #japanese #ramen (at HinoMaru Japanese Ramen Bar)

This is real grilled calamari. Sweet, delicious & perfectly charred from @tavernakyclades. #astoria #greek #seafood #food #summer  (at Taverna Kyclades)

This is real grilled calamari. Sweet, delicious & perfectly charred from @tavernakyclades. #astoria #greek #seafood #food #summer (at Taverna Kyclades)

I made some chilled beluga lentil salad flavored with mushrooms & pancetta, finished with local tomatoes, spinach & arugula. Great to pair with red meat, chicken, fish or almost any protein. I eat it by itself too. #astoria #healthy #food

I made some chilled beluga lentil salad flavored with mushrooms & pancetta, finished with local tomatoes, spinach & arugula. Great to pair with red meat, chicken, fish or almost any protein. I eat it by itself too. #astoria #healthy #food

Boneless, skinless chicken thighs marinated with fresh herb purée, lemon zest & olive oil, grilled, then finished in a low oven. Served family style. #grilled #chicken #summer #cooking #food

Boneless, skinless chicken thighs marinated with fresh herb purée, lemon zest & olive oil, grilled, then finished in a low oven. Served family style. #grilled #chicken #summer #cooking #food

Tonight, @meganfaye made fluke ceviche with fresh lime, coconut milk, chiles, tomato & ginger. Really good!  #astoria #fish #dinner #sunday #spicy

Tonight, @meganfaye made fluke ceviche with fresh lime, coconut milk, chiles, tomato & ginger. Really good! #astoria #fish #dinner #sunday #spicy

One Prosecco, one Lambrusco. @meganfaye #wine #sunday #summer #lunch  (at VIA VAI)

One Prosecco, one Lambrusco. @meganfaye #wine #sunday #summer #lunch (at VIA VAI)

For the menu today, I made a whole roasted Wagyu strip loin of beef. My favorite part is the little, roasted, crusty bits that fall off into the pan. #beef #lunch #meat #crusty

For the menu today, I made a whole roasted Wagyu strip loin of beef. My favorite part is the little, roasted, crusty bits that fall off into the pan. #beef #lunch #meat #crusty

At least call it ‘Furniture FOR America’  #fail

At least call it ‘Furniture FOR America’ #fail

Mel made a few mini banana breads too. Aren’t they precious?!?!?  #baking #food #precious

Mel made a few mini banana breads too. Aren’t they precious?!?!? #baking #food #precious

For today’s lunch special I made- Seared organic salmon, cous-cous salad & a chilled cucumber-yogurt sauce. #lunch #salmon #fish #summer #healthy

For today’s lunch special I made- Seared organic salmon, cous-cous salad & a chilled cucumber-yogurt sauce. #lunch #salmon #fish #summer #healthy

These are fried whole spearing. You eat them whole with just a squeeze of fresh lemon. I always thought these little fishies would make a great bar snack. #astoria #greek #food #seafood #fish  (at To Koutouki E Taverna)

These are fried whole spearing. You eat them whole with just a squeeze of fresh lemon. I always thought these little fishies would make a great bar snack. #astoria #greek #food #seafood #fish (at To Koutouki E Taverna)

Basil & the western summer sky.  
I can’t prepare food without fresh herbs. #astoria #summer #nyc #basil

Basil & the western summer sky.
I can’t prepare food without fresh herbs. #astoria #summer #nyc #basil

Beef tartar from Mar’s 👽#astoria #saturday #beef #food #eatitraw (at Mar’s)

Beef tartar from Mar’s 👽#astoria #saturday #beef #food #eatitraw (at Mar’s)

For today’s soup, I made a chilled carrot & ginger with poached shrimp & scallops dressed with herb purée, coconut milk & crispy carrot strands. #soup #summer #food #lunch

For today’s soup, I made a chilled carrot & ginger with poached shrimp & scallops dressed with herb purée, coconut milk & crispy carrot strands. #soup #summer #food #lunch

I’m trying to figure out if this is the creepiest children’s toy ever made. Who created this and why? #toys