Actor Dallas Roberts Wakes Up Early for Cronuts, Saves Room for wd~50

Roberts, at Hudson Clearwater. Photo: Jed Egan

"I don't have any trepidations about trying anything," says Dallas Roberts, who has been on The Walking Dead, The Good Wife, and is now starring in Unforgettable. "As long as the food on the plate is not living, I will happily eat it." His adventurous eating habits were a boon this week, since a scheduling mix-up meant his partner Christine was out of town with their two sons, and he had the week off from shooting his show. "I decided to hang here in New York and eat a lot of great meals by myself instead," he tells Grub Street. "All I had to is figure out what to eat." To see where he ended up Daniel, wd~50, and Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria among them check out this week's Grub Street Diet.

Thursday, August 8
Rather than report what I would normally eat throughout the week, I decided I was going to go crazy this week my family was out of town, and I was off from work, so I wanted to make it fun for me. First stop, cronuts! I got there at 5:45 a.m., spent two hours in the line, and it was totally worth it! This month's flavor is coconut, and I don't like coconut, but I still loved the cronuts. They're flakey and they're light and there's this cream in the middle. It makes sense that they're a craze, they're that good.

I was off work, but a buddy of mine, Scott Sowers, was playing the bad guy on my TV show, Unforgettable, so I went to work to hang out with him for the afternoon. I grabbed a turkey brie sandwich and strawberry lemonade at a Pret-a-Manger or someplace like that near his trailer.

Then I biked back home and met some guys to go to the Yankee game. At the stadium, I seriously considered having the sushi, but that seemed so intensely un-American. I went with hot dogs and beer around 8 p.m. Plus countless Amstel Lights, and a couple of whiskeys. I think we left around 11 p.m., had some more whiskey at the Yankee Tavern while waiting for the train, and then I talked everyone, or almost everyone, into coming back to my place for more beer. It's Beck's Light because I'm trying to keep the caloric intake down on beer, but that cancels itself when you have ten.

Friday, August 9
I woke up around 10 a.m. The Replacements lyric, "All I want to do is drink beer for breakfast," is what I was thinking, so I had some hair of the dog. The beer was just to sort of get the gears moving, so I could start this hour-long process that it takes for me to make a soft-boiled egg.

I'm sort of a mad scientist in the kitchen: Because the proteins in egg yolks and egg whites denature they firm up at different temperatures with a steady source of heat you can put an egg in the oven or a water bath for an hour and they won't overcook. I use a