A Sunday Kind Of Love

A Sunday Kind Of Love

Ah, my first weekend back in NY has certainly made me realize how much I love this city. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that. But seriously. As much as I love, love, LOVE, traveling and exploring new places, nothing matches the adoration I have for the city that never sleeps.

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I often say that I’d love to drop everything and move to a new city; maybe experience life in a small town for a bit… and then I fall in love with NY all over again and feel that there’s no place I’d rather be. I’m spoiled by the 24/7 everything and authentic cuisine from all over the world. I was really excited to eat an ‘authentic’ pain au chocolat in Paris and of all the ones I’ve tried I can say I’ve had better in NYC. Same goes for hot chocolate…not even the French can top City Bakery’s pure chocolate heaven-in-a-cup (I totally plan on going there tomorrow and grabbing some).

This past weekend I finally got to hang with my best friend Monica, as seen here, for the first time since I left for my European adventure. We trekked from Astoria to Brooklyn for the most delicious BBQ in all of the land (within the five boroughs at least) — Dinosaur Bar-B-Que!

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Alas, our eyes were bigger than our stomachs and we couldn’t even touch the brisket sandwich we ordered after our nachos, ribs, mac and cheese, etc. We ended up giving away the sandwich to some guys waiting ahead of us in line for a bar on the Lower East Side. And people say New Yorkers aren’t nice…

We ended up ditching that line to head uptown (to Session 73) to meet with some other friends; lots of laughs and dancing, it was a great time.

Tomorrow is LEAP DAY (!!!) and I have a few meetings with recruiters so I can get back in the working world and earn some $$$.

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

DUMBO, Brooklyn: Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass (aka my new favorite place).

Folks, let’s just start by admiring this dish of culinary wonderfulness found in Carroll Gardens:

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“Mr. Potato Head” (half-size)

Having difficulty choosing a snack? Chips or ice cream?!? Oh, the struggle is REAL. How about BOTH!? Yes, I’ve already reviewed Brooklyn Farmacy…but it’s just too good to not highlight again. On my most recent venture to Brooklyn, I brought my friend Kelsey (who was visiting from Florida) to the ice cream shop that has stolen my heart taste buds.

So much goodness in one place. I’m not sure I could ever go to Brooklyn and not end up at the Farmacy. I love it too much. Also, I discovered something new – they have half-size sundaes (which is what Kels and I opted for after eating some delicious sandwiches)! The Mr. Potato Head was incredible. Salty and sweet. Vanilla and peanut butter. And chips. And chocolate. And caramel sauce. And diabetes….well I mean, if you ate this every single day. For every meal. All the time. Maybe.

Perhaps one day I’ll call Brooklyn home, but for now I’m not sleeping till I go back.

I’ll leave you with a photo series I’d like to call: Awkward Poses with Kelsey and Jackie.

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie