Late, late, lateeeeeee summer nights
Pocha 32, our mo.
Regretful early morning in Brooklyn after sleeping shortly before sunrise. Pastrami pastry from Blue Bottle. Brief rendezvous with J & Co. at Smorgasburg.
Carnitas @ Guelaguetza in Hell’s Kitchen, post dimsum in Chinatown.
[A continuation of nyweekend part un]
Our long night at Eataly proved to be exhausting, and delayed our departure to Smorgasburg, the one place that I have wanted to go to for months and months and months now. Lo & T so happy to be there with me haha. Read the full post →
@ J’s sweet Brooklyn pad for the night for some halal cart chicken & rice, and KINECT!!! SO MUCH FUN.
Watch us play! C & J, and then T & me.
Saturday at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Brooklyn with Lu & Am! The weather was so perfect. Us and C & J, who we ran into at the entrance. Read the full post →
Thursday night dinner in Brooklyn at Dumont! This place is incredible — comfortable, not pretentious, mellow atmosphere, and solid food.
But rather unfortunately, the photos I took look radioactive a la Harry’s Burritos! But I promise that it was incredibly delicious. So far, Brooklyn wins over my heart (and tummy) with this one along with Traif.
Cute Japanese beer.
My beet, arugula, and feta cheese salad.
J’s asparagus & fried cheese salad.
Two Dumont burgers — C’s & Lo’s.
J’s incredible roasted chicken with gnocchi. I had a hefty portion of this (an entire breast) because the server mixed up our leftovers. I was sad at first because my mac & cheese (below) was so good, but the chicken was also amazing as leftovers!
The dumac & cheese. Simply amazing — has bacon bits inside!!!
We topped off the meal with a nice ginger creme brulee.
[Shameless self-promotion: help me reach my fundraising goal for the 2011 ING Marathon!]
Waking up at 5 am is no fun, but the day before a race, I’ve always got so much adrenaline going that I have no trouble getting up. There’s always a tinge of regret for signing up for a race too.
Once you get near the race grounds though and see all the runners, you’re really happy to be there. Misery loves company, except it starts to turn into excitement as you get into your corrals. Speed-demon Lo (see her red race tag?) and I took the subway down to Prospect Park in Brooklyn today to do the 4-mile race through NYRR! Here we are after the race!
I finished in 35:22, technically a personal best per mile (8:51) if you don’t count that 8k I did in Shanghai where the time may not have been accurate. It was a really good run — no cramps, and I could actually pick up the pace at mile 2, going faster with each mile. I think I actually did the last 2 in about 8:30 each, but it averaged out a bit higher.
Here’s Lo & CJ, who almost managed to do the whole race “properly”! haha
Afterward, we walked over to a random cafe nearby, Crossroads Cafe for some coffee and food. I got a soy latte that was decent, along with a california panini — also alright.
Yes, that’s bacon you see! It’s my post-race treat to myself.