My weekly musings in life, food & drink (5/20 - 5/27)
Last week wasn't one of my favorites - it kicked off with me having to leave work early on Monday evening to take poor Lucy to the vet. $300 and an upper respiratory infection later, we mosied back home. Broke and exhausted.
The rest of the work week was rather uneventful, until I ran in to a dude that I used to date at a party. After the initial 'Oh shit, you're here?' deer-in-headlights glance that we mutually exchanged, his first words to me were, "um, you have something on your shirt." Thanks for pointing out the jiggly glop of cheese dip that was slowly rolling down my boob, dude. This was quickly followed by an unprovoked, "...ya, I'm meeting the girl I'm dating here." Got it, bro. 10-4!
While most people got the hell out of town, I stayed in the Big Apple over Memorial Day weekend. After all, I desperately needed to save a few bucks, catch up on sleep and my DVR'd reality TV, and attempt some much needed 'spring cleaning.'
I was pleased to learn that, after months and months and months of construction, Red Mango had finally opened (in the location closest to my apartment)! And, believe you me, I went yogurt-crazy all motha'fcukin' weekend.
Besides yogurt inhalation, I enjoyed a handful of great meals: 1) I had a delightful post-SoulCycle lunch at Sarabeth's Tribeca location. In fact, I am still dreaming about their Seafood Cobb Salad, chock-full of Maine lobster, fresh crab meat, shrimp, avocado, crumbled bacon, chopped hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, red onion, and blue cheese. 2) For dinner that night, I made perfectly-seared scallops and sauteed kale with garlic. It was dynamite, if I do say so myself. 3) My friend, Paul, and I made the mistake of meeting for drinks at The Jimmy at The James Hotel. As if waiting in a lame line for elevator access - surrounded by douche bags - wasn't bad enough, the thumping Euro-techno music on the rooftop was even worse. We made a quick pivot and got the hell out of there. Side note: A coworker went to this bar on a weeknight and said that it was hardly 'techno' or 'douchey.' I trust his opinion and will return one night after work. Well, actually, we just went to the ground floor and drank at Garden at David Burke, which was quite tranquil and lovely. For dinner, we walked to Florencia 13, where I introduced Paul to my favorite Mexican joint in town. 4) For brunch on Monday, Jing and I went to Markt for alfresco salads with our doggies, Lucy and Pomme. Although the chilled 1/2 lobster could have been more fresh, the avocado terrine that it sat atop was fantastic. Post-brunch, we met some friends in Central Park for a Memorial Day get-together. When Lucy and I returned home, I made chicken enchiladas from the dried poblano chiles that a coworker had gifted me earlier in the week.
Until we eat again,
The Lunch Belle