Minnie’s on Clinton is the restaurant embodiment of that effortlessly cool girl you spy sauntering the streets of New York. She seems like she’s totally not trying, but how is she not trying when my “not trying” starts and ends with a bathrobe?! Take that girl and make a restaurant out of her and you’ve got Minnie’s, with its casually distressed chairs, corner location in the LES, and wholesome, ingredient forward menu with a dash of hot sauce thrown in for good measure. I urge anyone in New York to check out Minnie’s in person, but in the meantime, here’s a little recipe for some bread pudding topped off with salted caramel sauce. It’s sure to give you a sugar rush so we can forget its February if only for a split second.