NYC December 2014: Food, Wine, Friends, and Sport Jackets

Last week, as soon as classes were over and grading completed, I made one of my semi-annual New York visits.  I rented an apartment on Airbnb for three nights, connected with a few good friends, explored for food and wine, and arranged to go to my favorite clothing store to replenish sport jackets which were wearing out.

I won’t drag you through the play-by-play description of each day, but I will show or tell you a few of the highlights:

  • dinner with Dan at Blossom, a terrific vegan restaurant on Ninth Avenue
  • walking along the High Line to Dan’s apartment in the evening
  • a late lunch at Rainbow Falafel, where I had a delicious fried eggplant sandwich on pita
  • my successful visit with Patrick, my haberdasher for at least 15 years
  • a short visit with Jan, at his new, larger office space, catching up on our activities over the past six months
  • dinner at AlMar in Jan’s building in DUMBO section of Brooklyn
  • picking up Alice Feiring’s holiday six-pack of specially selected natural wines
  • oodles of wonderful micro-greens at the Wednesday Union Square Greenmarket
  • a productive hour browsing through BuonItalia for a variety of delicious foodstuffs
  • lunch at Remi with Jeremy
  • walking eight miles in those three days, as I pursued my passions

Some of the visuals are shown below:

salad at AlMar

salad at AlMar

antipasti at Becco

antipasti at Becco

olives at Becco

olives at Becco

Blossom black-eyed pea cake with potatoes and chipotle aioli

Blossom black-eyed pea cake with potatoes and chipotle aioli

Blossom mushroom "calamari"

Blossom mushroom “calamari”

AlMar Cavatelli Grano d'Arso with smoked mozzarella and green olives

AlMar Cavatelli Grano d’Arso with smoked mozzarella and green olives

walking the High Line in the evening

walking the High Line in the evening

High Line-01 High Line-59-2

Rainbow Falafel - great sandwiches, clean and healthy

Rainbow Falafel – great sandwiches, clean and healthy

Patrick is the best

Patrick is the best

lunch at Remi

lunch at Remi

Tagine

my entrée at Blossom, shared with Dan

Rigatoni with Porcini Cream

Dan’s entrée at Blossom, shared with me

Blossom Blossom 1 Rainbow Falafel. fried eggplant sandwich

at lunch in Remi

NYC food and wine cards

Feiring Line 6-Pack natural wines

Feiring Line 6-Pack natural wines

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