Elaine: “I met this lawyer, we went out to dinner, I had the lobster bisque, we went back to my place, yada yada yada, I never heard from him again.”
Jerry: “But you yada yada’d over the best part.”
Elaine: “No, I mentioned the bisque.“
Soups are one my favorite things about this time of the year. True, they’re not exclusive to fall, but when the weather turns cold, restaurants say goodbye to gazpacho and hello to the hearty stuff like corn chowder and potato leek. A steaming bowl of soup (with crusty bread of course) can cure a cold, warm your insides and make you almost forget that it’s getting dark out at 4:30 pm.
I’m on a soup kick — if a place serves soup, chances are I’m going in. Which is how I discovered This Little Piggy in Harrison. I was driving down Halstead Ave., glanced over to my left, and saw this sign:
“This Little Piggy”? Now that’s awesome. The awning also said “Soups”, so based on that and the name (never underestimate the power of a catchy name), I pulled a U-ey and turned back. Very cute place, with a pig motif and large selection of salads, sandwiches and soups.
The turkey wrap was nothing special, I but I really enjoyed the Tuscan white bean soup.
At Lenny’s Bagels in Rye Brook, a soup and toasted bagel make a satisfying light lunch. I’m usually partial to chunkier soups, but this tomato basil was fragrant and bright with tomato flavor.
One of the all-time greats, matzo ball. This one’s from June & Ho in Rye.
This Little Piggy
64 Halstead Ave.
Harrison, NY 10528
200 S. Ridge St.
Rye Brook, NY 10573
June & Ho
70 Purchase St.
Rye, NY 10580