For those of you wondering what I am doing out here in NYC apart from my internship, well turns out I am most likely eating. Can you blame me when there are so many amazing places to eat out here? I'm like a kid in a candy story trying to pick one candy, but of course wanting them all. It seems that so often the first thing I think about after work is not what club, show, or activity I want to go to but rather it's all about where am I going to go for dinner??? The options are endless out here. Unfortunately my wallet isn't as excited about eating out as I am so I have to get thrifty sometimes and buy stuff at the grocery store. Luckily there is a Fairway close to where I live (New York's version of a Smith's) and while it has pretty good prices, I still end up paying a pretty penny for my groceries. One small box of cereal was almost 5 DOLLARS. I didn't even dare look at the price of a family size. No wonder people don't have a lot of kids here- my family of 9 would've starved. But luckily I've managed to scrape up a few free lunches at work- and if you thought you appreciated free lunch, well it's a whole new ball game out here- it's like getting manna from heaven. My girl Rebbie wrote a witty post on this phenomenon of free meals.
(back in September when we ate at Max Brenner- notice that huge choco-peanut butter sundae)
Some recent faves out here have included La Esquina- an authentic taco shop that puts Diego's to shame. Amy's bread- a tiny little bakery that smells (and tastes) almost as good as an authentic French bakery. A sandwich shop that the king of sandwiches, andy, showed me. Max Brenner- a chocolate lover's dream, aka, my dreamland. And this precious little Italian place called Pusticci where you can eat outside under lights draped around- so romantic, trust me. wink wink.
Speaking of food and free things- it's bagel monday at the office so I best be off to enjoy my free bagel. I live for bagel mondays- it makes Mondays not so bad. Here at Y & R, Tuesday is the new Monday.