It is 11:09 in the morning, eating my turkey and salami subway sandwich (first meat besides chicken I’ve eaten in over a week! ): )and trying to plan my day and I’m just too tired. I like how this year I’m actually getting things done, I have straight A’s, and I’m a tad more happy than I was previously (though the stresses of family life are kind of getting in the way of that at the moment) and money wise, I’m doing fairly well compared to last year when I would go weeks without money.
I’m eating a lot healthier, and this whole no red meat thing is going quite well. Eating a lot more health food.
My boyfriend and I have an anniversary of sorts tomorrow, thats exciting.
And you know what? Despite a very few amount of people and despite how I am in a good state of mind- I still hate everyone.
My roommate and I are celebrating the moving out of our other psycho , evil roommate by ordering pizza tonight from Singas. They have a vegetarian pizza that I am dying to try, hope its as good as it sounds. Their most expensive pizza is $8.50, and they have amazing deals and lots of coupons. I love New York.
I really want Cantonese food. My Chinese boyfriend does not want Chinese food. This would make sense if he hadn’t ALWAYS wanted to go to a Chinese place for dinner for the first six months we were dating.
Thing is, we live in Flushing, which is 80 percent Chinese. Everything is Chinese. Its really hard to find MEXICAN FOOD anywhere. ugh this is hard, I hate googling restaurants.
96th Street Steakburgers
Okay. These are literally the most delicious things I’ve ever had. I was at the airport, waiting for my flight to NYC, and I was searching for something fast and cheap I could eat before getting on the plane, and I came across a little fast food place called 96th Street Steakburgers.
I wasn’t too happy that the only thing that was open was a burger place, but since it was so cheap I decided that I’d get one and hurry and eat it. While the wait for it took forever, I finally got it and sat down at my terminal and began eating it.
I was in love. I ate the whole burger in about two minutes and was so sad I didn’t get to go back and get another one.
The best part was the pickles, hands down. I have no idea what kind of pickles they use, but they use spears instead of two slices of pickles. They also use a certain special sauce that compliments the pickle and the taste of the patty .
I was crushed to find out that they were a local business and were literally only in Indianapolis. I may just have to always get layovers in Indianapolis from now on….
So if you’re ever in Indiana, you really need to take a minute to stop by one of these really great fast food joints.
The Golden Chick
I am originally from Katy, Texas, and about an hour away from Katy is a town called La Grange. In this town, there is something that my taste-buds long for- The Golden Chick.
I’ve only been there once, and I can remember it being the best fried chicken I’ve ever had. It was greasy, but it was extremely good. The fried okra was my favorite though.
I would write more, but its been four years since I’ve had it, and I still want more. Whats heartbreaking (to me) is that they only have restaurants in parts of Texas I don’t live near, and Oklahoma.
Just got out of class and made myself some tomato soup with pasta and shredded cheese <3 yum
Kung Fu bubble tea in Flushing, Queens is my favorite place to get bubble tea. I personally like it more because it tastes less sweet than some of the other ones you can buy around the city (there are probably like 50 tea shops in Flushing alone)
I first had it last year when my friend from Taipei came to visit. Me being new to the city, I had never had bubble tea, and hardly even knew what it was. He was very shocked to find this out and so he dragged me to the Kung Fu Bubble tea shop to buy me one. After complaining about the prices being so much different than the ones in Taiwan, (they’re $3.50 for a large, and according to him they’re around 75 cents in Taiwan) he bought me one and I fell completely in love.
Now I do like flavored ones sometimes (Taro being my favorite out of the flavors) but I prefer the original black tea with milk, as do a lot of people, considering I hardly ever see people with flavored teas.
While I was out with my friends the other night, my friend Renne told me “now you have one of these, you want to have one every day” and shes so right. I live about twenty minutes away from main street Flushing by car, so I don’t go there very often (seeing as I don’t have a car) so I go to another decent shop near my school. Though, its definitely not the same.
(that isn’t my picture, but I forgot to take one for myself so I googled it, whoever’s pic this is, sorry.)
There is a small but warm and friendly Spanish restaurant in the Theater District where me and my boyfriend ate on Saturday night called Meson Sevilla, at 344 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th avenue.
My boyfriend is Chinese and had never tried any type of Spanish food before, so I googled “Spanish restaurants in NYC” and a whole big list came up. Only three were in the area we were in, so we first went to the closest one….which ended up being some very shady fast food-like place so we kept on walking.
We finally get to 46th street (after my feet had been absolutely dying because of my heels) and as soon as I saw the outside of the restaurant I knew that this place was going to be where we ate.
Inside is very warm and has a home-like feeling. With bread and olive oil already on the table along with a candle, the atmosphere was even more relaxing and romantic.
Although I don’t drink, (and it won’t be legal for me to drink for another year) there is a full bar and the restaurant offers a great selection of drinks. And even more impressive was their selection of tapas, which I didn’t get to try, but will probably go back and try a few because they sounded delicious (and according to reviews online are, they really are)
Anyway, so we order. I get the chicken silvano (chicken with eggplant and mozzarella in wine sauce ) and I thought it was amazing. I adore eggplant and all cheeses, so this was especially wonderful. And it came with a side of Spanish rice!
My boyfriend ordered the Paella Valenciana (with clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, chicken and Spanish sausage in saffron rice) and according to him it was one of the best seafood dishes he’s ever tried. (I think I may have gotten him addicted to seafood paella)
I didn’t try his because seafood isn’t one of my favorite things unless- for some reason- Cajun food (maybe because I’m from the south?)
Anyway we had a great dinner, and I think we’ve found a new place that we’ll be returning to every once and a while.