When thinking about comfort food, there is nothing more comforting than a savory, succulent, and satisfying Fancy Yankee Pot Roast.
Thumb through any New England cookbook from the last hundred years and you’ll be hard pressed to find one without an entry for savory Yankee pot roast. As essential to winter survival as snow tires and a good pair of slippers, this classic combination of tender beef, seasoned vegetables, and rich sauce is comfort food at its best, earning it a spot on menus and dinner tables across America. – Yankee Magazine
Mr. Yum lived up that way for more than 10 years, so I learned of this yummy dish while visiting his family a few years back. This is when I got to experience my first time on an plane, first time going to New York City and a visit to Times Square for shopping and pizza at John’s Pizza (Mr. Yum swears it is the best in NYC, and will probably receive some flak for thinking that), and had New York Cheesecake from Juniors.. (be still my heart)
Took a trip up in the Empire State building, (didn’t know there’s still lots of steps to climb to get to the top after you get off the last elevator), and visited the 9/11 Memorial. I remember that day well, we walked around 15 miles that day. So we had to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time, since we had to go to a graduation as well. That took an additional train ride, to go to Saratoga Springs. Sadly, we had so much to do that day I didn’t really get to see much there.
Then it was back to New York City. Made our way to China Town and Little Italy. Finally our last day we made it to Coney Island.
But it was the trip back to New York City that I discovered this classic. There was a small diner that was (or maybe it still is) legendary while it was still open. It was called “The Eveready” on Route 9 in Hyde Park; just north of the Culinary Institute of America. Being that close to THE definitive cooking school in the country, you know their food has to be good! I can’t really say why, even with the 10 pages of menu that they had, there was just something about this dish that just called my name.
And let me just say, the only thing disappointing about it is the fact that this diner has since closed up shop, so now I have to go somewhere else to get this when I make my way up north again.
Since I’ve been paying so much love to the south recently with my Trisha Yearwood Crockpot Pork Tenderloin and my Shrimp and Grits I thought it was time to change things up a bit and show some love to the North East with this Fancy Yankee Pot Roast worthy of a family sit down meal for Sunday dinner!
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