Saturday afternoon I posted how EXCITED I was to head to a popular vegan restaurant in the city. Plans were to head to Candle 79 with my sister, her husband, and Danny. Things were a bit iffy so we didn’t have a reservation ahead of time, but I called at 10 am and asked how long their wait on Saturday’s was and she told me to come in before it got busy, which is around 7/8pm. We got there at 6:30 and the hostess told us they were “full with only reservations.” I didn’t feel like arguing but so could have when she asked if I “called the cafe instead.” No, no I did not. Now we were stuck on the Upper East Side, (my most unexplored area of the city) hungry, and disappointed none-the-less (maybe Danny paid the hostess…? ;)), especially since we chose Candle over using a Groupon to Pure Food & Wine!! We checked out the cafe, but weren’t thrilled with the atmosphere for dinner, so I used my handy dandy Menu Pages app and found us some Mexican nearby – MXco.
We inhaled some guacamole and my sister and I split the Artichoke Quesadilla and Huitlacoche tacos. It’s nice having a vegetarian around to split meals with!!! 😀 Anyone want to apply for the full-time job?!
At random, I chose the Penca De Nopal side – because why the heck not try something new since we didn’t make it to the vegan restaurant!? Very weird taste, almost like a pepper…. but strange.
Overall, not bad, but tiny portions!! I felt bad my sister traveled all the way to the city for mediocre Mexican. Oh well, what can ya do?! 🙂
In the theme of almost vegetarian restaurants and Scout Mob Sunday’s, Danny & I also went to Spring Street Natural on Sunday. It was expiring so we HAD to – Danny was thrilled. We wound up getting the BEST seat in the house. If you’ve never been inside – there’s a corner window seat underneath avocado trees and WE GOT IT! We instead were jipped on the bread.
It’s also the best seat in the house for people watching. In New York, this is better than television.
It was totally a raspberry lemonade kind-of-day. Tastes like summer 🙂
I got a mixed greens salad to start.
….and a veggie burger to finish out the weekend! mmmm, fries.
Now for my much less exciting weekdays – I saw these reverse crunches on the Nike Facebook and I’m all about adding them into my workouts this week!