Here are my reason’s why food trucks make NY a better city:
- Gets people away from their desks and out of the office for a much needed mental break
- It can also get a little extra exercise in your day – I walk and extra 10 blocks to get lunch from a food truck
- Palates are expanded
- Small businesses grow revenue and expand . . .
- . . . creating more jobs
Just a quick tip based on my ladies’ night dinner and drinks – Tribeca has an excellent guy to girl ratio. Yes, some of those guys may be married. But they either are hanging out with or have single guy friends that they want to pull in to their world of married misery/bliss and they could be the greatest wing men you’ve ever encountered.
My apologies to Lerner and Loewe, but if I’m going to Spain I want to limit my rain to the kind that makes the wine grapes grow.
I just got my new passport in the mail. There are many blank pages and I am considering calling in sick for the rest of the week, heading to JFK and getting on a plane. Unfortunately I was raised with a sense of responsibility and Catholic guilt (I blame my parents) so I will be at work bright and early tomorrow morning.
On the bright side, instead of ending up in a youth hostel with backpacking college kids who don’t shower (yes, that is supposed to be judgmental) I can now plan a real vacation and have a great tip from UrbanDaddy about a train tour of Spain in the Cantabrian Mountains from El Expreso de la Robla. European train travel, nightlife at every stop, and local food and wine sounds relaxing to me. Those of you who know me well are thinking “E, you are Cinderella. Yummy food, a bottle of wine and the lull of the train, we’re betting on you being in bed by 11 every night. You won’t be seeing any nightlife.” I will if hot men with accents are available to chat with.
Of course this trip is only going to take up a page of passport at most. Would love some inspiration from for other types od trips I should take to fill my passport.
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>Well, not really. You weren’t actively pushing me to eat you. But sometimes it’s easier to blame the food than the pressure to partake of what everyone else is – although you did just have three cheese cream stuffed strawberries. But that was fruit, so does it really count as dessert?
Why does “no mean no” when it comes to sex, drugs or alcohol but not food. I am completely guilty of this – I love cooking for others and giving seconds makes me so happy. But when we’re on the receiving end it shouldn’t be so hard to give a polite but firm “no” without making the host feel bad – or to be really honest making yourself feel worse later.
So my “eff you” is really to myself for not putting myself first and saying no and meaning it.
>For the past fifteen years my dad continually asks what cultural activities I take advantage of living in NYC. Have I been to any good shows lately? Only if the drag queens at Stingy Lulu’s count, and that was over ten years ago. What about museums? I do love artwork, but I hate tourists and crowds so I only go when the parents are in town. Today I did venture out for some NY culture at the Egg Rolls and Egg Cream Festival at the Museum at Eldridge. I didn’t actually step inside the museum, all the food was on the street.
This is a true block party, in that it only takes up one block. The cons are that it gets a little crowded (but a polite nudge and people will shift so you can move by) and it limits the capacity for multiple food vendors. This is not to say that the festival is lacking in food, and they deliver on their promise of egg rolls (homemade and delicious) and egg creams (made on the spot and refreshing). But I was kind of hoping to also snack on some dumplings and knish as well. The pros are that the crowd is all local (I avoid a five block radius around Little Italy during San Gennaro because of the tourists) and everything there is authentic to the festival. Not to pick on San Gennaro because I do love Italian sausage, but 75% of what goes on has nothing to with Italy.
If you’ve filled up on Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and ice cream (Chozen, it’s got chutzpah!) and aren’t ready to leave there are activities for kids and adults. Although unless you are a Jewish or Chinese grandmother I recommend you stick to the kids activities because the main adults event is mah jong and these women will school you. ESPN should consider broadcasting these if the NFL strike goes through.
>I am deliberately not cooking for the next few days. Not even instant oatmeal for breakfast. I just got a wonderful manicure (Hana Nails on Maiden Lane and Williams) and want to make it last at least through Monday night. No risking chipping a nail while chopping onions and definitely no washing the dishes (something I don’t like even when not freshly manicured).
So my meals are planned around my manicure. Pizza from Adrienne’s tonight, no need for silverware that would need to be washed (plastic ware doesn’t cut it). Tomorrow I am treating myself to the bacon from Cipriani Le Specialita for breakfast – the sacrifices I have to make for beauty. And thanks to an immersion day with a vendor lunch and dinner I can use silverware and not have to wash it.
I wonder if I can negotiate this into a future pre-nup agreement? Two days post manicure my husband will need to make due with ordering in, heating up leftovers or cooking himself. It will already be understood that he is always in charge of the dishes.