Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hey Ho Let's Go!

Last Friday morning we headed to Baz Bagel for breakfast.  This is a trendy little place is near SOHO and Little Italy, and we thought it had lazy service, but excellent food.

I had a pumpernickel bagel with beet horseradish cream cheese, smoked salmon, and dill.  It came with fruit and a pickle on the side.

It was absolutely incredible.  Christopher had an egg salad/fish bagel, but I was too busy admiring mine to taste his:

I have no idea what we did all day ...

But for dinner we went to Dirt Candy, and that's what really matters.

This vegetarian restaurant was out-of-this-world good, and one of the top five meals we've ever had.  We were impressed with the service, the inventive menu, the no-tipping policy, and the quality of the food.  We enjoyed the Korean fried broccoli:

Popcorn beets:

Spinach spaetzle:

And pumpkin squash pad Thai:

The broccoli and spinach dishes knocked our socks off - they were absolutely amazing.

Finally, we had the broccoli dogs, which by some miracle, taste like hotdogs.  Wowza.

The salt and vinegar "chips" on the side had us in shock.  How this healthy, vegetarian meal could taste like junk food was beyond us, but we'll take it!  Can't wait to dine at this restaurant again.

At some point we had one scoop of oatmeal raisin cookie ice cream from Odd Fellows.

$5 for one scoop might seem steep ... until you taste it.

We couldn't get over the flavour, and how soft, plump, and juicy the raisins were for being inside of ice cream; we expected them to be hard and frozen, but nope.  Best ice cream ever!

We also took some photos in the location where the Ramones album cover was shot:

I think later that night we had pizza.  I could be wrong.  It could have been yesterday.  Ten days in New York is a blur, but a delicious, happy blur.

On Saturday we headed back to Brooklyn to go to the foodie event that happens weekly, Smorgasburg.  It's basically 100-ish vendors dishing up the most progressive, unique eats that NY has to offer.  Unfortunately, it was not our speed at all.  We hated it.

There was no way we were waiting in the looooooooooooooong lines, with annoying hipsters and their darn backpacks.  BackpacksBackpacks everrrrrrrywhereNope.

We ate at one delicious place, then hightailed it out of there faster than you can say Arcade Fire.

Lineups and crowds are pretty much our least favourite things.  Overly touristy areas are right up there too, so when we hit DUMBO next, we were even more frightened.  Ahhhh, get us out of there!

(After snapping a few photos) we literally ran from DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), and walked for miles throughout Brooklyn in quieter areas, that didn't have Shake Shack lines, or anything else that made our skin crawl.

At some point we ate sushi at Nanatori:

We couldn't wait to get back to Manhattan.  Christopher wanted a black and white cookie (which is totally cake, and not a cookie at all, in my opinion):

That evening we went for dinner to 17 Wo Hop for Chinese food.

We took the leftovers (there were a lot) back to the room to have another night, and were super thankful that we had a microwave.

The next day was Easter Sunday, and we had a lot planned.

How was your week?  What are you up to this weekend?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh no, I am sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at Smorgasbord. I went there years ago and maybe it was more undiscovered at that point because I didn't wait in line at all!! Too bad the tourists have found out about it and made it more busy? Or that the hipsters found out about it. I think you would have liked it if you had the experience I had (I got food from 3-4 different booths and didn't wait for food at any of them!).

That vegetarian meal sounds out of this world!

Last week was kind of crazy for me. Work has been super busy and wedding planning is occupying a lot of my time, too. Plus I found out my grandma isn't able to come to our wedding as she doesn't feel strong enough to make the trip (she turns 94 the week of our wedding so I understand). So it was kind of a week full of emotions. This weekend has been quieter, though. I ran a ton of errands yesterday but today is a shouldless day at home with Phil which I really need!!!