the let good times roll

May 11, 2012

many times every day, I recognize how thankful I am to live in this city. as I wrote about in my off the top of my head posts, part 1 & part 2, I continue to fall in love with Manhattan, more so now that we’re in our new apartment and neighborhood.

yesterday was a great day, and while the weather took several hours to figure out what it wanted to do, by 6:00pm, it was spectacular outside. scenes from the roof:

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we walked a couple of blocks to meet friends for dinner at Tipsy Parson.

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great spot. incredible service, delicious food, festive atmosphere.

they have housemade peanut butter served with cheese crackers & apple slices.

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and the best broccolini I’ve ever had – grilled with lemon, garlic & chile flakes.

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they serve warm cornbread with a homemade jelly, and several in the group (including Billy) ordered the fried oysters to start.

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the kitchen is happy to accommodate vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diners.

we had a great experience, and this is the type of neighborhood gem where we’d love to take out of town guests. come visit us, ok?

it’s Friday, it’s sunny. can’t stay indoors, so I’m off for a run.

some link love:

  • do you love kale as much as I do? this salad sounds amazing.
  • traveling soon? read this article for tips on staying healthy.
  • sweet tooth in the morning? check out this recipe (there’s chocolate involved).
  • hosting a Mother’s Day meal? check out this menu.

any fun plans this weekend?

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jobo May 11, 2012 at 9:48 am

I LOVE kale!! Excited to make some tonight with scallops, actually ;-) Your posts always make me so happy! Living the life, living the dream, I love it!
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Heather @ Dietitian on the Run May 11, 2012 at 10:54 am

Homemade peanut butter at a restaurant?! That is fancy. I like it.

We’ll be up there sooner than later ;)
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dorrybird May 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm

yes! you have a place to stay anytime. :)

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Jess May 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm

NEED to go to that restaurant – housemade peanut butter, crackers and apples?? OMG!
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dorrybird May 12, 2012 at 5:39 pm

it was such an unexpected, delicious appetizer!

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Petra May 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm

That restaurant sounds delicious – and are those bookshelves I see through the window? Gorgeous. Thanks for the kale recipe link as well – going to try it out. The dressing sounds particularly amazing.
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Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats May 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm

The peanut butter, cheese cracker, apple dish sounds like perfection! :)
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Bernie! May 12, 2012 at 9:41 am

We’re coming in Oct, for sure! Booked everything last week and I can’t wait to see y’all.

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dorrybird May 12, 2012 at 5:39 pm

yay, Bernie!! that makes me so happy!

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Barry May 13, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Thanks for the kale recipe link as well – going to try it out. The dressing sounds particularly amazing.
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Meghan Rene May 14, 2012 at 8:22 am

Beautiful pictures!
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