Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dog sitting in NYC

Chris's older brother and his wife went away to the Caribbeans and asked Chris to dog sit Mac and watch the apartment.  We had a great  four day weekend filled with delicious food and walking! 
The view from his apartment! 
Night time 

Food Pics :)

Banh mi from Banh Mi Saigon.   

We got thai food for lunch at Cafe Sage.  
Entree plus drink for 6 bucks. Not bad for a place in the city!
Yellow Curry

Chris's Pad Thai

Chris and I watched an episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate.  Euro Pane's egg salad sandwich was featured and it got me drooling!  We used this recipe to recreate it. Chris's brother lives in the Financial District and all the markets are upscale so we were able to find sun dried pesto, special bread, and chives easily.  

We decided to go to the East Village to get my free bubble tea from Tkettle. 

Banh Mi tacos from Xe May! I got lemon grass chicken and Chris ordered beef. .  
We ordered an original to go.  Look how much meat they give you!! 
I need to go back to get the beef banh mi.  
We walked all the way down to Chinatown to get soup dumplings from Shanghai Cafe.  Service was terrible as usual... but the dumplings were pretty good.  

Chris's brother told him about halal carts near his work.  Chicken and rice was tasty.  
My falafel sandwich.  The guy put way too much hot sauce on it.  
Sub from Pot Belly.  Way better than Subway's...but everything is better than Subways. I wish they had horseradish instead of mayo.  
Coconut juice 
My favorite drink is an avocado shake! 
I bought a living social deal for beer and tapas tasting at Stella Manhattan Bistro.  I forget the names of the beer we had but the beers were nothing special. 
Our tapas.  We ordered their Mac N Cheese (good), french dip (okay...can't compare it to Houston's), beef empanada (okay), Croque Monsieur (cheese and ham.. it was good), and fried oysters (Chris loved them..I didn't eat because I don't like mollusks)  
South Side Sea Port :) 

Take a look at Mac! He's the sweetest shih tzu ever! He was so well behaved except for the times he tried to leave with us.  

Here is my one and only Pazuzu.  He was so happy to see me that he frogged.  :) 
The little bugger woke me up at 5am for kisses and cuddles.  

I had a great time in the city with Chris :)  We ate so much but walked around 4-5 miles each day!  He just reminded me that our cruise is a month away.  I'm gonna have to start walking more.  I have a permanent food baby that I need to get rid of! 

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