Happy Friday! I hope that, for your sake, this sloppy, wet weather subsides for the weekend. After all, waiting for a solid rain-free week in NYC is like waiting for the perfect man: It's just not going to happen...
Even though I've only been able to post about 1x/week (and that's already beyond lame) lately, I just wanted to warn you that next week will likely be radio silent: I'm heading to Hawaii tomorrow! However, one thing you can count on is my social media presence: Expect a shit-ton of Instragram pictures, Tweets, and Facebook posts.
Here's to a great weekend, wherever you are! And, as the bouncer used to say as we entered our favorite dance club in Mexico, "get drunk - have fun - no trouble." Cheers, y'all.
On Tuesday night, I attended a media tasting at newish East Village French-Vegetarian, Table Verte. Housed in a space that's smaller than my apartment, the atmosphere beckons an undeniabe charm and intimatacy.
Although the restaurant is currently BYOB, they are working towards procuring a license.
While our entire meal was lovely, it was the first course, "grapefruit segments and melted leeks" that really stood out, both in flavor and unique concept.
Table Verte - Vegetarian-French cuisine - 127 E. 7th Street - NYC 10009
One of my favorite annual events is the New Taste of the Upper West Side which, for me, marks summer's unofficial arrival or "kick off." This year, I attended Best of the West, a tented soiree showcasing fourty of the Upper West Side's best. Including one of my personal favorites, Chef Marc Murphy!
With all of the unsolicited dating advice I was pitched this week, I can't tell you how refreshing it was to receive both the "snail mail" Waiting for the Perfect Man card (further above in this post) - and this lil' number, below. Thank you for the lighthearted laughs, Siva! God knows I needed it this week...
And, on that note, my friends, I bid you adieu! Wishing you and yours a safe, happy, healthy, and delicious weekend!
Until we eat again,
The Lunch Belle