Important things first – the pink and purple trees in our complex are amazingly gorgeous.
This is the immediate view out of our front door and it makes me smile every day.
My purple hair finally got too patchy to be cute, while remaining highly pigmented in a few spots, and my hairdresser had to make me super blonde to get rid of it all.
I had a fantastic weekend – including a Lower East Side day, a Williamsburg/Bushwick day, and a Long Island day – and we ate all the things! I love New York, I love New York, I love New York.
We checked out OddFellows‘ new coffee and ice cream spot and I had an iced latte with toasted marshmallow milk.
I also had a toasted marshmallow iced latte (good, but not as good, obviously) from Sweetie Pies on Main while we walked around Cold Springs Harbor.
Japanese shaved ice from The Little One. Strawberry sauce / sweetened condensed milk / roasted strawberries / coconut whipped cream.
Arcade games and drinks at Barcade. <– one of my favorite spots in the city even if I’m not very good at Pac Man or Tapper
Craft cocktails on tap at Yours Sincerely. Adam got a tasting flight and I had a Folsom Fizz with bourbon, cola syrup, and almond.
Snacks at Smorgasburg. Belgian fries with malt vinegar aioli and chipotle ranch.
Noodle bowls at Just for Fen. Can JfF be my new living room? The space was so cute!
And the food was wonderful. I had smashed cucumber salad and spicy chicken rice noodles with housemade chili oil, pickled radish and cabbage, baby bok choy, scallion, cilantro, and peanuts.
Dinner at Forrest Point. On the patio!
I had a fried chicken sandwich with jicima and blue cheese slaw.
The few things we ate at home were pretty great too. Trader Joe’s scallion pancakes are the best frozen meal of all time. Served with baby carrots and bell peppers.
I made us delicious rice bowls. Brown rice / red, yellow, and orange bell pepper sauteed with onion and garlic / chicken breast slow-cooked in the crockpot with salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, garlic, lime, and orange juice and then shredded and broiled until crispy / sharp cheddar / TJ’s tomatillo roasted yellow chili salsa.
Plus mojito milkshakes! Cruzan rum / homemade mint simple syrup / lime juice / vanilla ice cream / ice.