Birthday Staycation

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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.

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Here were the food highlights…

Terremoto Coffee.

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Winter rose latte in a complimentary cup.

Bluestone Lane.

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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.

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And their maple soft serve is delightful.

Lunch in Montauk.

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They are famous for lobster rolls but I went with the seafood chili this visit.

Chickpea & Olive at Smorgasburg.

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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.

Chuko Ramen.

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My parents both loved their chicken miso ramen.  I topped mine with drippy egg and tons of chili garlic oil.

Montana Trail House.

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I had a drink with hibiscus-infused rum!  And another with Aperol and grapefruit.

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We shared fried green tomato sliders and switchel glazed carrots.

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And I stuck with veggies for my entrée and ordered the broccoli gratin.

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Mostly because it came covered in pimento cheese.

Mile End Deli.

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We started with the peppers and baba ghanoush.  When you’re at ME you have to order poutine.

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And I always order a turkey reuben.

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I love New York.

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