02 May 2012

WIAW #67 [What I Ate... in NYC!]

Peas and Crayons
NYC Highlights and Superlatives:
Because if I showed you everything you'd probably run screaming for the door.
Or something like that.

Please excuse my atrocious camera phone photos -- I've never traveled with Sweet D before and I kept forgetting he/she/it existed.  My amazing night with Cat and Gina?  [ok that sounds saucy... well, it was!]  Didn't even make it on camera somehow.  Bah! #bloggerfail!  Obviously this means I have to go BACK to NYC and get it right next time around.  Right after I win the lottery.


Hookay!  So let's get our superlatives on!

-Best Bevvy-
Jamba Juice Orange Carrot Karma.  It's one of the healthiest [and in my opinion tastiest] options on their menu and I love it so.  This beauty is loaded with mango, banana and fresh orange/carrot juice.  Yes I drank this while sitting on the floor.  of the airport.  in flip flops. Something I probably could have caught the ebola virus doing but somehow it seemed like a good idea at the time.  Oh well, at least I got the immunity boost!
jamba juice carrot orange mango juice smoothie
-Best Breakfast Evahhhh-
Pshhh -- try best thing I ever ate in NYC!  Murray's Bagels is out of this world amazing and something I will probably crave for the rest of my life.  I ordered TWO breakfasts [saved half of each for lunch] and was so freaking glad I did.  Had I missed out on either of these bagels it would have been a complete and utter travesty.  I ordered egg and cheese on a seedy whole grain bagel and veggie cream cheese on a pumpernickel bagel.  They couldn't have been more perfect =)  If any NY bloggers want to mail me a dozen of these bad boys I'll pretty much love you forever.  *swoon*
murrays bagels nyc pumpernickel egg cheese veggie cream cheese
-Quirkiest and Most Sketch-Free Lunch-
Egg salad and arugula on whole wheat bread with sparkling orange juice from Pret a Manger.  "Pret creates handmade, natural food, avoiding obscure chemicals, additives and preservatives" well played.  "absolutely no nasties" rock. on.
nyc pret a manger egg salad with arugula sandwich sparkling orange juice no nasties

-Most unique appetizer-
Caracas Arepas Bar's Yoyos:  Sweet plantains with white cheese fried in cinnamon plantain batter and drizzled with syrup.  Of course they rocked.
nyc caracas arepa bar yoyo cinnamon plantains
-Best Pairing-
Basil and fresh mozzarella pizza from Pizza Suprema pairs oh-so-perfectly with lactaid for this lactose intolerant cheese fiend.  It's a glorious thing when my tummy and my tastebuds get along.
nyc pizza suprema fresh mozzarella and basil ny pizza lactaid
-Most likely to accompany alcohol-
The amazing spread at Evan and Ashley's wedding.  The sushi bar had me floored and the hummus was probably the best thing I put in my mouth all night.
wedding food wiaw what i ate wednesday

and since we're on the topic of Evan's wedding and doing the whole superlative thing....

-something I do remember-
-something I don't remember-
Thanks Matt.

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68 comments:

  1. The Lean Green BeanWednesday, May 02, 2012

    those plantains sound amazing!!! so jealous you met cat & gina!

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  2. Hey my new IG friend. ;) I love that last picture! haha. not to remember... looks like you were having a blast. And that liquid in the glass... looks yummy. glad you had a great time! 

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  3. Oh my goodness. I NEED THOSE BAGELS. Wowza!

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  4. Yay! Your NYC eats look great. I love Pret A Manger. When I worked in the city I was addicted to their egg salad sandwiches - they are so so good! I think I have a place that could give Murray's Bagels a run for their money. Once you win the lottery ;) and come back to NYC try Brooklyn Bagel in Astoria. Heaven in circular form, I promise you! 

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  5. I'm adding those bagels to my bucket list!

    That last pic is priceless.  Love.  :)

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  6. i second all of that, too! But will be meeting Gina this weekend. Going to pic her foodie brain. ;)

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  7. haha thanks love! Already have the next trip in the works!!!! =)

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  8.  Oh this was a great post. I'm going to NY at the end of this year, and pizza and bagels are definitely on my to eat list while there!

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  9. I was doing a sustainability research about sustainable initaitves in the Chicago Loop and Pret a Manger was one of them. Did you know they donate all of their unsold food to the homeless? I thought it's so kind of them. More places should do that.

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  10. I always say that the city just overwhelms me, but I think I really just need to go back for the FOOD. :) I can't decide which I'm craving more, now--pumpkernickel anything...or pizza with a side of Lactaid.

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  11. Fun WIAW! While browsing your blog I noticed your husband is a USMC helo pilot. My husband flew CH-46s :)

    Thanks for hosting every week!

    [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

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  12. Awesome, I didn't realise they had Pret in the US as well! It used to be one of my favourite places pregan - they have a surprisingly limited number of vegan options which is slightly disappointing. Looks like you had a great time in NYC and at the wedding!

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  13. Looks like youhad a Great Time in NYC!!  What a City!!  Somehow I always end up in a photo from a wedding and I have no idea what was happening. That's so much fun!

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  14. The main reason I want to move to NYC is because of the amazing food! I didn't have a single bad meal when I was there. So excited as well to join the WIAW crew! xx

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  15. i don't have a backlink, can you please help?--->
    http://iambananahut.blogspot.com/2012/04/self-explained.html

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  16. hello fun!! i want those plantains. Recreate that recipe please.

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  17. ahhh looks like a fun and yummy trip!! :)

    PS that last pic cracks me up... I have my fair share of eerily similar pics floating around! ;)

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  18. Looks like tons of fun and good food! :-)

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  19. I don't even know where to start ... everything looks so good!!  I miss Jamba Juice and I am jealous you got it.  And there is something so special and unique about NY bagels.  Looks like you had a great trip!

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  20. TheMrsatSuccessAlongtheWeighWednesday, May 02, 2012

    I almost wee'd myself on the last pic!

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  21. Your best pairing made me giggle! And now I'm craving bagels...what great combos!!!

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  22. 1. That picture is amazing.
    2. I wish we had gotten a picture of all of us in NYC! How are we so lame?!

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  23. Wait... sushi bar at a wedding? That is the most amazing idea ever!

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  24. I will remind you I text you a sexy picture to remember me by.

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  25. I blame the guy who almost offed himself on a high chair.

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  26. GothextramileblogWednesday, May 02, 2012

    New York is the best place to try out a ton of new places to eat! I love that they have so many restaurants that aren't chains :)

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  27. I love every single thing I ever ate in NYC.  I feel like you can't go wrong!  Congrats on the big success that WIAW has become! :)

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  28. I want to go on a food trip to NYC!!!
    I could live off bagels and pizza,  obvi I'm a carb addict and bread is my drug!
    Everything looks amazing!

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  29. Lindsay @ Fuel My FamilyWednesday, May 02, 2012

    Those bagels sandwiches look AMAZING. There is nothing better than a sandwich on a fresh warm bagel!

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  30. Wow looks like you had some great eats lady....yummm Sushi!  Aww looks like you had a great time with your peeps :)  Have a great rest of the week XX

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  31. So so sad we weren't able to connect. Next time? Looks like you had a great time and I'm happy to mail you Murrays anytime. Now I have to locate that arepas place. 

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  32. Marisa@ThecollegecuisinerWednesday, May 02, 2012

    Pret is is New York now?!? Oh no, that makes me want to go more! that was my favorite quick pick up lunch spot in London. The sparkling orange  drink was my favorite too!

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  33. Oh god, that last picture made me crack up at work ;) Looks like an awesome, tasty trip :)

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  34. YUM! Everything you ate in NYC looks amazing, most exciting part of this post for me though? The little Lactaid pill!!! My WIAW post this week involves my attempt at dairy-free because I think I'm lactose intolerant...does the Lactaid pill do the trick? I must know!! Yay! Thanks :)

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  35. Ahhhh! Now I'm missing everything we had up there! Need to go baaack asap!

    p.s. - can you re-create the Cuban corn? I tried last night and made a version maybe half as good, (which was still ah-mazing!) but I think you could perfect it and get it all the way there!!

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  36. All of that food looks so yummy! Especially the pizza.. 

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  37. Oh you hung with Cat?! She seems so funny!  "Something I don't remember" ha ha! To be expected with a good wedding!

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  38. PeaceLoveNutritionWednesday, May 02, 2012

    Isn't NYC a magical place?? I love living here! So many great and healthy places to eat

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  39. You had some amazing NYC eats and looks like you had tons of fun!!! Come to Philly/Delaware/Baltimore/Washington DC and I'll take you around haha the joys of living in the small state of Delaware! So many options to major cities!!

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  40. If I wasn't contractionally obligated to live where the USMC tells me to... then I would move there in a heartbeat =) You're so lucky <3

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  41. Done and done! Seriously though -- DC is in the works perpetually ever since I moved away. Love it there!

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  42. There are a dozen in NYC now! Amazingness!

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  43. Bahhh you should have sent me your number!? I thought I emailed you mine but I'm such hot mess when travelling I dont remember -- my internet was down the majority of the trip and the twitter on my phone wouldn't let me use DM -- next time we are for sure planning something missy! I'll be back in the Fall for more than just two days =)

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  44. Love love looooooove NYC.  They have not 1, but TWO entire restaurants (about the size of my bathroom) with mac and cheese ONLY!   We dream of living there one day...

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  45. They were heavenly! Whoo! So you FINALLY left your email with your comments -- now I can write ya back =) haha the little things in life make me happy -- How are you?

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  46. I do too girl -- that place is foodie heaven! and Thank you!!!! I love reading them so flipping much =)

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  47. right!?!?!? I was floored. Fah-loored.

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  48. Seriously -- we suck. Now hurry up and get your asses down here!!! By the time you get down here the WF will have opened up I have serious plans for our stomachs. Camera = mandatory

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  49. crazy photos are my favorite =) life wouldn't be complete without em!

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  50. Happy to have ya as part of the par-tay!!!! <3 xoxo

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  51. annnnd now I love them even more! More companies better follow suit! =)

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  52. I honestly just want to go to NYC to do all of the fun foodie stuff. Eat ALL of the things!
    Looks like an awesome time though, especially the last picture ;) 

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  53. Yuuum! All of that looks so tasty! I think the plantain thingys would be my fav! I love NYC! 

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  54. Caracas arepa bar in the east village, 7th st b/w 1st and A- be sure to get one with the tofu veg option :) they actualky won against bobby flay on his throwndown show!

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  55. I am so glad you found some much deliciousness here! Although im not a blogger i do know the best bagel in nyc- pick a bagel- nearly the same as murrays but with a more chewy crust, the seven grain and sourdough are the best. I will seriously send you some! Just email me your address and what kinds you like- :)

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  56. Jillian @ DNA and DessertWednesday, May 02, 2012

    I really really want those appetizers! I am a sucker for plantains!

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  57. Alexis@fitpossibleWednesday, May 02, 2012

    I LOVE NYC! I will be there in July. May have to check out the Bagel place! PS I wont judge that  you sat on the ground in the airport haha

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  58. That app looks SO good, and  love the unique pairing.  But those bagels?  Those look way too good.  Dangerous!  

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  59. I'm going to have to try that drink next time I go to Jamba Juice. I love their Mega Mango.

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  60. Oh you are killing me with the pics of the pizza, bagels, and plantain arepas (!?)  :)  I am glad you had a blast eating and partying through NYC! :)  Time for me to do some catching up on your blog now. 

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