Hey ya’ll! I’m so glad it is Wednesday because that means it is only two more days until I’m going to be experiencing the greatest time of my life: Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Yeah, hopefully I don’t die. On a happier note, it is What I Ate Wednesday! Seriously I love Jenn for creating this magical day. For my WIAW, I’m going to be posting about my trip to NYC. This was a little bit ago, but I’m finally getting to post about it since I’m not as busy as I normally am.
Before I left for the airport, I made a quick breakfast of an egg in the middle to hold me over. Don’t worry, I had two. They were fried eggs in whole wheat toast. Can you believe that some people have never had the pleasure of having one of these? It seriously amazes me and scares me at the same time. I always worry about people that haven’t experienced all that there is in the food world – even simple things like an egg in the middle.
Once I got into the city (I was so proud of myself because I rode the subway with my suitcase by myself all the way to the flatiron district from my airport), I was reunited with my long lost love. Only recently were we introduced, but it was love at first gulp. David’s tea is the greatest place in the world. Unfortunately it only exists in Canada and NYC. That is not cool. However I grabbed myself a warm cup of Blueberry Jam tea, so I could stroll around the shops and be warm while my friend was finishing up work at Buzzfeed (YES, my best friend is bad ass).
Her office is literally surrounded by all my favorite places: David’s Tea, Urban Outfitters, tons of shopping, and CRUMBS! My love for Crumbs Cupcakes stems all the way back to when I got back to America from Israel and I had my first bite of these delicious cupcakes. Of course I was totally going to be unhealthy and eat some cupcakes for lunch.
Look at that gooey goodness inside the cake. This was the toasted coconut cupcake. Get it. Seriously you will not regret it. The icing is sweet and creamy while the cake is extremely moist. Inside is coconut cream. Biting into this was like entering into a sweet cupcake wonderland. It just melted in my mouth. I cry at night because there are no crumbs near me. I think it is a sign that I need to come up to the north (I wish).
For dinner, we met up with my friend’s dad at a place called Dos Caminos. If you are living in NYC, but you need some quality Mexican/Spanish food then definitely hit this place up. At least go for the margaritas because those are crazy good and definitely a little strong (or I’m just a light weight). This was a sangria swirl margarita and it was delicious. It had the hint of sangria, but with the good taste of a strong tequila margarita. Yum. I’m not gonna lie, but I was getting a little tipsy just after this one drink. That is sad, but good times.
For one of the appetizers, we had albondigas con chile. Pretty much they are red chile meatballs that are covered and sitting in roasted tomato-habanero sauce. This was heaven in a pan. I wish they were never ending because I definitely could have destroyed a couple more of these. We had two other appetizers. One was guacamole, which we ordered spicy and it came out too spicy. I couldn’t handle it. The other appetizer was red snapper ceviche. I have a deep passion for ceviche, which will actually be fulfilled when I go to Spain this summer. I will consume crazy amounts of ceviche. Anyways this ceviche was good, but it was a small portion so I was sad.
For my main dish, I got fish tacos. I thought the presentation was super cute. The tacos were really good too. The fish was a mahi mahi and the tacos were topped with pico de gallo, some cabbage salad, and a aoili sauce. Perfection. I ended up having leftovers, which I ate at my friends later on in the weekend before going out one night.
Most of the main dishes came with your choice of beans and some spanish rice. Of course we got some refried black beans. You can’t go wrong with anything that is refried. They are definitely a weakness of mine. I love to mix the rice and beans together then put it on my taco. Best way to eat tacos or any Mexican dish in my opinion!
Have a great WIAW! I have to go back to studying about fiber and fatty acids.