I’m running late posting but my birthday weekend was absolutely worth sharing. My parents were visiting, we spent time with one of my oldest childhood friends which feels very appropriate for a birthday, I had four days off of work (and Adam was free a bit too!), and we spent our days walking and eating.
I love when people visit because showing them around lets you take a vacation in your own town. Alphabetically, some of our stops included – Brookfield Place, Bushwick, Chelsea, Chelsea Piers, Greenwich Village, the Highline, the Mayorville petting zoo, Montauk, the Narrows botanical garden, Park Slope, Smorgasburg, and Williamsburg.
Here were the food highlights…
Winter rose latte in a complimentary cup.
My Australian iced latte – with cocoa powder and ice cream – was deeply enjoyed as the days were hot, hot hot.
Corner of Vermont sells the best maple candies I’ve ever had.
And their maple soft serve is delightful.
Lunch in Montauk.
They are famous for lobster rolls but I went with the seafood chili this visit.
Pulled BBQ jackfruit with Carolina slaw, bread & butter pickles, fried shallots, and horseradish aioli, on a potato bun. This was my first time trying jackfruit and I’m definitely a fan.
My parents both loved their chicken miso ramen. I topped mine with drippy egg and tons of chili garlic oil.
I had a drink with hibiscus-infused rum! And another with Aperol and grapefruit.
We shared fried green tomato sliders and switchel glazed carrots.
And I stuck with veggies for my entrée and ordered the broccoli gratin.
Mostly because it came covered in pimento cheese.
We started with the peppers and baba ghanoush. When you’re at ME you have to order poutine.
And I always order a turkey reuben.
I love New York.