Sunday, May 24, 2015

New York Arrival

I flew out of Oakland Saturday evening after a dinner with my parents, my cousins and their kids, and my grandmother.

I arrived at 6 in the morning on Sunday. Gabe and Emily knew exactly what to do with with me: we all napped for a bit and then we walked a couple miles to Prune for brunch.

I had the Monte Cristo:

The Monte Cristo:
a triple-decker ham, turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich, custard-style battered and deep fried

Then we went back to their place and lounged for a while on their roof:

Well rested, we walked to La Loteria for tacos.

Tacos de chicharrón de puerco:
Pan-fried pork belly in chile pasilla, cotija cheese, guacamole, mango pico de gallo pickled onions
From there we walked to Big Gay Ice Cream. It’s in a building next to this:

Frankly, I was so full that I found this more exciting than the idea of eating ice cream (which was, nevertheless, quite good)!