Munchies and Manhattan – First Post!

French Roast Dinner

Hey there! Thought I’d kick-start my new food blog with Rebecca and my particularly extravagant weekend trip to NYC last week. Arriving in the Upper West Side Wednesday after long hours of commuting, we walked to the 24-hour French-inspired, you could say, restaurant French Roast for dinner. Deciding to save some money for the rest of our stay, we shared mac&cheese appetizer with an arugula, mango & goat cheese salad. Surprisingly filling! The goat cheese came in two lumps that I think were fried? The outside was crunchy and the inside was warm. Super tasty…though requiring a little more effort to integrate with the rest of the salad.

The Hummus Place!

Hummus Place’s Homemade Lemonade with Mint
Grabbing breakfast at Hot & Crusty, we spent Thursday (successfully!) shopping in SoHo and met Rebecca’s brother, Ben, at….wait for it….The Hummus Place! Lunch here consists of a plate of warm hummus with various toppings (boiled egg for me!) and a basket of pita bread. Unless, of course, you want to spite yourself and the restaurant you’re in with an eggplant sandwich.
After lupper, we headed to the show Fuerza Bruta by Union Square. Calling it different would be a gross understatement. Headed back to Café Lalo in the Upper West Side for dessert before going back to the apartment.
Apparently not all diners are greasy or covered in chrome. The City Diner was pretty fresh and swanky…as with most things in this neck of the woods. I don’t think I’ve been to a diner without getting pancakes…but it’s fine because they were darn good – I almost finished them and everything. Overall, solid food for a solid stay in the city.
Oreo Mousse and Chocolate Lava Cake @ Cafe Lalo
The City Diner

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