For my birthday, Joe wanted to take me to NYC, and visit a restaurant that I’ve had my eye on for several years. Between Saturday and Sunday, we visited One Lucky Duck at Chelsea Market, Pure Food and Wine, and One Lucky Duck Juice and Takeaway (both at 17th and Irving Place). I think maybe the best part of all of this for me was that Joe was as excited about going to a raw restaurant as I was. Here’s how it went:
We stayed at Hotel Indigo, which is owned by Holiday Inn (I think), but it has a “green” theme—high efficiency, recycled materials, etc. It is pretty new, and it was a great place to stay—I wasn’t even worried a little bit about the whole bed bug outbreak!
We probably walked 10 miles on Saturday (I’m not kidding, my feet still hurt), and on Sunday morning we went to One Lucky Duck Juice and Takeaway for juice, smoothies, and snacks before heading home (Eva was fabulous, friendly, and helpful!). I took all the pics during this trip with my phone (and left my charger in the car), so by Sunday morning my phone didn’t have enough charge left to take any more pics.
My cousin, who lives in LA, was visiting her friend in the city, so we met up with her and she rode back to Rochester with us. She asked what we did in the city…I began to explain, but her reaction to the raw restaurant (“OH! EW!”) made me realize she wasn’t going to get it. She also wanted to stop at TGI Fridays on the way home, and ordered buffalo wings and a half rack of ribs. Gross. I felt like stepping inside that establishment was somehow disrespecting my fabulous raw weekend, but I’m not going to let that happen.
When Joe and I left PF&W on Saturday evening, we both decided it was the best food we’d ever had, and it would be totally easy to eat 100% raw if we could eat there exclusively…I mentioned that I would certainly love to learn to make it (and make great use of my kitchen gadgets, I might add!), and all I would have to do is attend a raw chef school… great idea, right?
Who wants to go to NYC with me soon?! I don’t know how long I can wait to go back…