What a totally awesome day I have had!!!!!!
I had more Open Sky meetings and convinced the team you guys needed another coupon off anything in the store! Enter an authentic KERF promotion – all about 10.26!
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After finishing up at Open Sky (for now! I hope to be back in July for a longer trip!!!), I made my way uptown to my hotel, threw my stuff in the room and turned around and hiked back downtown to pick up Gena for dinner. Did you know Gena works in the SAME BUILDING as Open Sky!? What are the chances?!!?!?
Gena and I have been friends for a long time now – I helped her quit smoking a while back and we’ve done a few lunches together in New Orleans and NYC! And I will always be her friend for inventing banana soft serve! We seem to click well together, and we have the same palate!
After MUCH debate, we decided to set our dinner date for Angelica Kitchen! Go look at the menu. You will faint.
I am determined to eat my way through New York’s fabulous healthy Real Food restaurants. I can get Cod with Brown Butter anywhere – but you can’t get vegan, raw, interesting foods where I come from! (Or at least not like you can here!)
We had a 20 minute wait at Angelica’s so we decided to hit up Liquiteria, a juice bar around the corner, for a BOYB to dinner!
We settled on the Grasshopper, which seemed like it would go well with some fizzy mocktails: pineapple, pear, apple, wheatgrass & mint. It was divine – fruity with that green stink and just a slight bit of mint.
I was so bad and spent lots of moolah on these Vega Vibrancy bars. I just love them and the Vega store finder suggests they are not available in Charlotte. I should have just ordered them from the Vega site though, because they were much more $$ in NYC than online! Oops!
We bought a club soda and headed back to Angelica’s where the staff was happy to seat us – and wanted to be on the blog!
I can’t wait to re-create this at home with my own juicer!
Gena and I shared the Walnut-Lentil Pate with crudites for an appetizer while we perused the menu (it took forever to decide what to get!). The dill sauce on top was out of this world!
I decided on a tasting plate of specialties -
Roasted root veggie salad with dill
Smoked marinated tempeh (in the back!)
Kimchi! And totally different than the one I had at the farmer’s market, but so good too!
Plus a side of millet, which was cooked in carrot juice and SO GOOD!! Emily, you must try this!
Gena‘s plate was gorgeous! Salad, tempeh, cauliflower and hummus. (She shared some hummus + pita with me!)
I cleared my plate!! (Minus a little millet)
After dinner we hot-tailed it in a cab to meet a few blog readers at the Flatiron Lounge. All I wanted was a Manhattan!! This drink was stra-ong! I only finished about 2/3 of it, but it hit the spot.
I don’t have a group photo because the lighting was SO very dim, but I had a great time talking to Shane and Maggie.
Maggie writes for the DailyLit, which is a website that sends good reads to your email inbox or RSS reader each day. I’ve got to get on that bandwagon! She gave me a fun cookbook to check out!
We called it a night around 10:00 and Gena and I shared a cab back to my hotel. Instead of breaking out some drugs in the back of the cab, we broke out young coconut drink from Bonobo’s!!
*** Permission to Squeal ***
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW. The most incredible drink!!!!!! Like egg nog and melted ice cream together plus 10,000 rainbows and puppies. Ingredients: young coconut, spices, agave. We were moaning with pleasure with every sip. I only had about 3 and was totally filled with happiness. If you are ever in NYC, you MUST try this! I’ve got it in an ice bucket so I can savor it some more in the AM.
Speaking of the AM….
NYCers: KERF meet-up tomorrow at 12:30PM at Chelsea Market outside of One Lucky Duck. BYO lunch! We’ll plan to find a spot to eat in the Highline or public areas.