Working Gal

Working Gal

Happy Tuesday, y’all! Good news: I got a job! Woooooo!

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After spending this past year alternating between temping and traveling around, I’m happy to have found a job in a creative environment in the city I love most: New York. Though I’ve had real jobs working at ABC and NBC in the past, this really feels like my first REAL job. I’ve never had a salary or benefits or any of that good stuff; broadcast news was always technically freelance and hourly…no bueno.

Oh, and another amazingly awesome perk of this job? UNLIMITED VACATION! Obviously not to be abused, but at least I can count on getting my fair share of traveling time in! Yayayyayay!

More fun news for today – I’ve been asked to write for a site called Tiplr. For all you adventure seekers and foodies, it’s a great site to get tips from locals in various cities around the world. Check out my first post — here.

That’s all for today folks –

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

 

Root & Bone

Root & Bone

If y’all are looking for some southern eats in NYC, venture over to the East Village where “Top Chefs” Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis have created a quaint atmosphere at Root & Bone with vintage furnishings and, of course, delicious food. The spot is not yet a year old, but has gained an impressive following and four stars on Yelp.

I went with the classic FrieDSC02216 - Version 3d Chicken and Waffles. The chicken was super crispy and really well seasoned with a good helping of both white and dark meat. The waffles were covered in melted cheddar and served with whiskey maple syrup. Yum, yum, yum.

 

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Just look at that melted cheddar.

DSC02216My friend Chelsea opted for the “Skrimps & Grits.” Yes. SKRIMPS.

Apparently skrimp = shrimp in southern talk?

Always learning something new…

 

Indeed a perfectly good southern meal for being in New York. I’d give it a 7 out of 10. Think you’ve had the BEST fried chicken in NYC? Where!? Let me know and I’ll venture there next!

 

Green Eggs & Ham

Green Eggs & Ham

I LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HAM! IMG_1714
I DO! I LIKE THEM, SAM-I-AM!
AND I WOULD EAT THEM IN A BOAT!
AND I WOULD EAT THEM WITH A GOAT…  
AND I WILL EAT THEM IN THE RAIN.
AND IN THE DARK. AND ON A TRAIN.
AND IN A CAR. AND IN A TREE.

Dr. Seuss


Do you ever wake up in the morning craving green eggs and ham? Me neither… But when I saw this breakfast option on the menu at Countryside Kitchen in Mahopac, NY I knew I NEEDED to order it for two reasons:

  1. Where else do they actually have GREEN EGGS AND HAM on a menu?
  2. I’m [twenty] three years old.
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Radioactive Green Eggs, Y’all.

So fantastically green were those eggs. I love it. And turns out our waiter, Dan, was born on the same day as Dr. Seuss! I love a good coincidence. My friend Sara got two eggs, sunny-side up with jalapeño corn beef hash. After tasting the hash, I asked Sara what exactly was in it. (Mind you, neither of us caught the corn beef part.)

Sara: I think it’s just like potatoes and jalapeños.

Me: But it tastes like there’s meat in it or something.

Sara: Oh. Is there? Wait, maybe there is. It is dark like there could be meat in it…

So naturally we asked Dan AFTER the meal and he surely thought we were geniuses after informing us that YES, it’s PRIMARILY meat. HAHA. Absurd. Good thing we’re not vegetarians. Oh, it was good too! I should probably note that.

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Deep fried French toast sprinkled with Powdered Sugar & Raspberry Syrup.

Before our main dishes, Sara and I split the French Toast Bites because breakfast is not breakfast without toast of the French variety. I have the BIGGEST sweet tooth so this dish did not disappoint. So so so so good. Crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside. If you don’t order these, I’m sad for you.

Countryside Kitchen opened in 2008 and has gained quite the following. Just look at their customer review page. The spot is actually famous for their “Holy Cannoli Pancake” which seemed too excessive on this morning, but I will need to try it at some point. 

This is like my favorite breakfast spot in the WORLD. – Sara

If that’s not reason enough to try it, then go home. You’re drunk.

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie