|Brooklyn - The land of breath taking vistas.|
To see photos from my journey and some cute cats click here. I know yesterday I promised to tell you all about my NYC abduction story but I haven't figured out yet how to make it funny or how it even happened. I will tell you this. I was mistaken for a Hasidic Jew twice last week. Which is cool because Hasidic Jewish women can be adorable with their cute hats and knee-length skirts but I admit it is having me rethink my new haircut a little. Also, and more importantly, make sure when you get into a strange car in Brooklyn that you think is part of some legitimate car service... that it is and not some kind of Jewish intervention program. I might be able to talk about it more later but for now - let's talk food.
The adventure continues...
I would like to introduce you to Jack Shepherd. Now you might remember him from such roles as Jack Shepherd, The Ex-Peta Files Blogger or maybe from his role as Ceremony DJ at The Danannie Wedding... but these days he is more wildly known as The Ex-President and Buzzfeed contributor/manager... and mad Dr.Who enthusiast*. We know him as our friend. (Insert AW! here)
|Jack & Eric enjoying the scenic East River.|
I took a few photos of our meal with my phone to share. Please excuse the poor quality of these pictures. I just didn't want you guys to miss out.
|Vegan Buffalo Wings with Mac n Cheez|
The vegan chick'n wings at Foodswings are kinda an institution. A cruelty-free masterpiece that is talked about by vegans around the world in chat rooms, emails, Facebook posts and various other rumor mills as if it was a unicorn sighting. They're so praised that it can be hard to not get unrealistic expectations but I think even if you come with those - you can still fall in love with this combo meal. Did I mention that there is a variety of sauces that you can choose from to dip your vegan wings in and their vegan ranch is heaven? Because there are and it is.
|Vegan Mozzarella Sticks & Breakfast Burritos|
Later I would meet an extremely confident man named Leon, find our home-to-be and this would happened :
During a polite conversation about living in Brooklyn. I mentioned that I may have spent some time in the Italian-American haven known as Bensonhurst. To which Leon repsonded by grabbing his balls and saying : "Choo dona look too much likea Bensonhurst." then gestured to my breasts and said "I mean choo have alla da right materials but choo dress it up likea Soho."
Am I blushing? Because I've decided to take that as the nicest thing an Italian-American man from Brooklyn has ever said to me.
In fact it was so lovely... I can't help but end today's post with a moment of Zen and a suggestion that you take the train to Brooklyn to eat Foodswings whenever possible and this concludes the first installment of my journey home.
*You want to watch that. Just watch it. Do it now. Stop reading this and watch that.
**Here's a funny thing - Do a Google image search "Apartment from Hell" and all the photos are from NYC. It made me laugh out load. More proof - I didn't come back from this trip the same person.