fall favorites

12 Oct

When you move to New York people love to ask you things like, “what’s your favorite restaurant?” “what’s your favorite borough?!” and I always thought uh, are you serious people? Did ever try to just search for a restaurant in NYC and choose one? Impossible. (and If you dare choose a borough the rest will turn on you.) Until I went to a restaurant that offers you loads and loads of fresh vegetables on a platter. 😮

Enter: Westville.

Thus far my favorite meal in NYC.

Every day the market sides change based on ingredients so you are handed a photocopied handwritten paper or can check the chalk board. Today’s list for the East Westville:

Let me tell you something: If I’m not eating pesto mashed potatoes, I’m thinking about them. If I’m not thinking about pesto mashed potatoes, I’m asleep. It’s rare for a vegetarian to find an appropriate time for mashed potatoes. They are a typical side for steak and turkey, but salad with a side of mashed potatoes? Not-so-much. Now I love any excuse to get them. My plate from today:

Pesto mashed potatoes (duh), brussel sprouts, kale, and butternut squash. Trust me. It’s not easy to choose only four, but you have to. You can say “next time” to the rest and that’s how they keep you coming back. BTW, there’s a couple locations. I’ve only been to the East and West thus far. And I love the West – the East has better light for pictures. 😉 This is actually the first time I’ve been to the East and thus the first time I got a useable picture!

And in other news…

Danny and I rode bikes through all of Central Park on Sunday. 110 blocks via bike? Done and done. Now I wish I had a bike (we rented for an hour – only $7 if you reserve ahead of time and go with the place outside of CP) and lived near CP so it could be my new favorite thing to do, too.

new sky art

Also, my new hair!

Please don’t mind the jersey I’m wearing by rubbing anything in further. Don’t even mention the baseball team with “ill” in the name or I’ll have to tear up. Again. If you do want to talk about my new Tom’s I’ll be happy to tell you how comfortable they are, though!

Speaking of fall favorites… There’s a favorite J & I share from home I’ll be sharing soon! I may have had a few too many the past few days… oops.

PS, forgot to mention Westville is very generous with the wine, also. 😉


14 Responses to “fall favorites”

  1. Grace October 12, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    I am a vegetarian and I will always find times to eat mashed potatoes. I love places with veggie plates!

  2. fashionfitnessfoodie October 12, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    I find good restaurants to eat at in NYC by reading peoples blogs because there are SO many i couldnt look online! So, thank you 🙂

    • cupcake dynamite October 12, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

      goooo!! it’s nothing fancy but that’s why I like it 🙂

  3. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy October 12, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    I recently bought Toms too! I love them!

  4. Jenny October 13, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    Love the hair! You two look great 😀

  5. Alyssa @ Life of bLyss October 13, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    fml, pheagles, fml.

  6. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) October 13, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    Ha! I agree-I know how to get my dad into a tizzy by asking him the exact questions. There are too many restaurants in my rinkey dink town to choose just one I can only imagine NYC. and Toms are awesome. Enough said.

  7. Susan - Nurse on the Run October 13, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    Ah, that looks delicious! I’m definitely going to have to check that out.

    Love the new hair. 🙂

    • cupcake dynamite October 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

      If you do, don’t forget to text me. I’m obsessed! Thank you!! 🙂

  8. Lauren October 13, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    Um that restaurant sounds like my kind of place! I kind of don’t get the Toms craze, but who am I to argue with comfort. Your hair looks great!

    • cupcake dynamite October 13, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

      I honestly never bought into it either, until I moved to the city and not a single shoe stays comfortable. If I have Tom’s + leggings on I feel like I’m in pajamas and that’s all I could ever ask for. LOL.

  9. Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices October 15, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    Love the hair & Love the Toms!! They are super cute with skinny jeans.

  10. The Sometimes Healthy Girl October 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    I loooove Westville. I used to eat there all the time when I lived by it. Great place – great post 🙂

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