Posts tagged ‘nyc’

July 23, 2011

Date Night

Date Night started off with a bouquet of long stem roses 🙂

How did I get so lucky 😉

We planned on taking the ferry to NYC which actually turned out to be nice and not sweltering hot.

OK, maybe a little sweaty but for 110 degrees it wasn’t THAT bad. The cab to the restaurant was actually 67 times worse.

We arrived 5 minutes late and the couple we were meeting were already there so we didn’t have time to sit in the bar area which I thought was very charming. Next time we’ll have to be on time!

We started out with a bread basket, some wine for the ladies and beer for the men.

I picked a piece of bread that had cranberries, it was REALLY good. I also had a bite of Adam’s which seemed to be a pretzel roll that was also good.

Appetizers for 3 of us were the mixed greens salad

It had a nice kick to it which we all agreed was some type of horseradish flavor.

For our main meal Adam and I were going to split so we could have a little taste of everything. I ordered the crab cakes while he chose the filet mignon and a lobster tail.

We also got a couple of side dishes to split at the table.

DELICIOUS MAC AND CHEESE. Yes, CAPS were necessary.

The hash browns were also delicious. The potato was perfectly cooked. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.

This rich meal didn’t stop there. We all ordered dessert…

I chose the cheesecake

which was absolutely amazing. You can tell everything is handmade.

Adam ordered the chocolate mousse cake

It was also really good but when it comes to chocolate cake I’m not that big of a fan. The desserts left us really full and wishing for someone to roll us out of there and into our beds.

Unfortunately we still had a trek back home… On the ferry back with our full bellies we admired how pretty the city looks at night

and remembered just how lucky we are to have a nice dinner out, with good friends, in a beautiful city. Even though it was hot, things could be a WHOLE heck of a lot worse.

Date Night success. I’m off to the Outerbanks with my family! Weeeee.

QUESTIONS: Where was your last date night??

July 18, 2011

Italy is Eataly

Adam and I slept in until 10 am yesterday! 10 am!? That is unheard of for me 🙂 Naturally I was starving when I woke up so I headed straight to the kitchen. If you follow me on Facebook you are already aware that I made a delicious breakfast pizza.

One egg (plus a little extra egg whites), 1 piece of turkey bacon crumbled, crabmeat, 4 cheese, old bay on a low carb tortilla.

The best apart about it? It was a dippy egg!

My absolute favorite. This breakfast is so easy to make – If you’re interested I will do a post on how to make one 🙂

After our bellies were full we headed into the city to check out a museum I had a groupon deal to.

I won’t be posting any pictures from inside for your sake.

When we were heading back to the Path (public transportation from NYC to Hoboken) we came across this.

I’ve read reviews from a couple of bloggers so I knew we had to eat lunch here!

If you live in the NYC area and you haven’t been over to check out Mario Batali’s Eataly, get over there now! It’s awesome. Eataly boasts thirty-two thousand square feet of Italian delights. The first floor of the building  houses an epic Italian specialty foods market and multiple restaurants which pair gourmet foods with artisanal wines and beer. It’s crowded but worth it! And the second best part is the eight thousand square foot rooftop brewery/beer garden/restaurant which just opened. The first being the gelato, of course 🙂

fresh handmade pastas

dessert cases

SO many choices

I chose a spicy pepperoni and provolone panini

I ate half and saved the other half for dinner… Had to save room for gelato!

I ordered the vanilla with chocolate covered cornmeal cookies (right) and Adam ordered banana and raspberry flavors (left). We ended up switching after a couple of minutes because we both liked each others way better than our own. Plus, his had more 😉

We enjoyed our meal outside because it couldn’t have been more beautiful out.

Call geico?

After walking for a total of 5 hours we came home and passed out. Who would’ve thought walking and eating would’ve made us so tired?? Good news is, I have no work today…

But, I still do have that to do list I’ve been working on for over a week now. Seriously, how did I ever work and get everything done before?? Gotta get to it! Vacation in 5 days 🙂

QUESTIONS: What helps you cross everything off your to-do list? I keep getting sidetracked and need some tips!!