Monday, March 31, 2008

The wait is over!!! Only 3 more days until BSG season 4!




On April 4th, Battlestar Galactica returns for it's final season (10PM / SciFi).

We haven't been this excited to watch TV again since the season finale of the Sopranos last year, or the return of Nip/Tuck, or the return of The Shield...

If you need a recap, watch this most excellent short Battlestar Galactica: What the frak is going on? The first 3-seasons recapped in 8 minutes!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Hummus, haydari, babagounoush, muammara & dolmas!

Having sunday dinner at Turqua Turkish Grill.

Too crowded at Abraco this afternoon


Too crowded at Abraco this afternoon
Originally uploaded by .edward

No espresso for me today :(

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Espresso and cappuccino


Espresso and cappuccino
Originally uploaded by .edward

Celebrating Tina's birthday at Il Carrallo on Prince Street. Wish I took a photo of the seafood fettucini - it was beyond amazing!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Trying another portuguese wine

After an intense spin class, having vietnamese and vino at Lan Cafe.

Wine: Fonte Serrana, regional Alentejano, 2004 (tasty red table wine, a bargain at under $10)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Last night's dessert


Last night's dessert
Originally uploaded by .edward

Ah, it arrived Wed night and already two slices of the beloved vegan red velvet cake were sold!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

(Old) Parking lot, (New) Hotel


(Old) Parking lot, (New) Hotel
Originally uploaded by .edward

The parking lot on bowery and E 4 street will be the location of a high rise condo, while the new glass Cooper Hotel should be opening by Fall 2008.

Beer, Love and Happiness


Beer, Love and Happiness
Originally uploaded by .edward

Outside the beer room at Whole Foods Bowery.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Monday Lunch at Rice


Monday Lunch at Rice
Originally uploaded by .edward

Quick set lunch at Rice on Elizabeth St.:
-black beans & lebanese rice
-soy meatballs & thai black rice

Monday: late lunch at Rice NoHo

(3pm) Sweet serenity...it's quiet here..only one other table...ella fitzgerald playing on the stereo...life is good!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Seen on stanton street

The return of alfresco dining (and drinking). (Epsteins)

Bathroom line at starbucks delancey

The line for the one bathroom at this starbucks is over 15-people deep. Glad I have a trained bladder...the secret is out...starbucks = public restroom.

Sticks out like a (blue) thumb.


Sticks out like a (blue) thumb.
Originally uploaded by .edward

(Seen on Delancey Street) The Blue condo: the impetus of gentrification on the Lower East Side.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thursday lunch main dish recap: shrimp pad thai


Thursday lunch main dish recap: shrimp pad thai
Originally uploaded by .edward

I was quite impressed...lots of fresh shrimp (at least 10)!

First day of spring!

Yesterday it was raining like a mutha...winter went out on a wet note. So today, the first day of Spring, I start the listening with "Spring" from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi.

Thursday lunch app: shrimp tom yum

Wow, that was spicy!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Post yoga indulgence..vino

Sharing dinner with our friend C at Lan Cafe....after a grueling yoga class...we're indulging in wine and vegetarian vietnamese food!

(wine: monte das a nforas, alentejano 2006...awesome portuguese wine)

Alleyway on rainy day


Alleyway on rainy day
Originally uploaded by .edward

View from the silk building. nyc

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

@ counter restaurant: wow...$665 martini!

Tuesday lunch

Healthy turkish vegetarian combination at Istanbul Grill in w. Village:
Baba gounoush, shepherd salad, hummus, tabouli, tabouli and grape leaves.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sunday night dinner: Una don at Sobaya


Sunday night dinner: Una don at Sobaya
Originally uploaded by .edward

Small portion $9

Sunday dinner: Yasai soba at Sobaya


Sunday dinner: Yasai soba at Sobaya
Originally uploaded by .edward

Beverage tonite: green tea

After a heavy weekend of intoxication.....exersizing judgment and going with hot green tea....and coconut water at home.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Its back....the return of the vegan red velvet cake!

Second cake they delivered to the Bean this week!

My dog bit me...b/c he wuvs me. :D

It was totally my fault (hard play)...bit it hurts like a b***!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Almost gone...vegan red velvet cake from The Bean


Almost gone...vegan red velvet cake from The Bean
Originally uploaded by .edward

This time i only had one slice i swear!

Spring is around the corner...


Spring is around the corner...
Originally uploaded by .edward

Despite it being a grey day out...the yellows of the mini cooper and the flowers forsythias really stand out.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

My blogger bad: updates!

Been on a roll updating until now...

I guess it's because I've been having too much vegan red velvet cake!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Monday dinner: Yakitori heaven


Monday dinner: Yakitori heaven
Originally uploaded by .edward

(the racks of skewers....soon to be grilled!)

Back at oh! taisho....nicer interior, but different menu from the original yakitori taisho.

But just as delish...and cheap!

Live vlogging at Gimme Coffee

video

Raw video recap of the "gilbraltar" the "secret" espresso drink at Gimme Coffee (it's not on the menu!!!).

A cross between a macchiato and a cappuccino....but PERFECT...so balanced, so smooth yet robust.....no need to add any sugar!

Rice on elizabeth street


Rice on elizabeth street
Originally uploaded by .edward

The cozy, minimalist interior at the latest incarnation of rice ... Still great asian inspired comfort food.

Sunday midnight supper


Sunday midnight supper
Originally uploaded by .edward

Have been addicted to Yakitori Taisho - at $1.25 to $2.50 a skewer...you can eat like a king/queen for less than $12!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Lively at DBA


Lively at DBA
Originally uploaded by .edward

Wow, even on a sunday night, dba in the East Village is lively and packed at the bar!

Enjoying a pint of Boddington's courtesy of the best bartender in NYC on a Sunday night.

Lazy sunday

Taking mugsy shopping in Nolita....

Friday, March 7, 2008

Pizza horder

Second slice.....2 bros pizza

Surreal pizza moment!

@ st. Marks and 2nd ave

Pizza yum...

Appetizer: margarita slice at vinny vincenz

Thursday, March 6, 2008

BFF

Amen to that!

Le petit dejeuner

At MoJo coffee in the west village...stopped in for a coffee and pain au chocolat & to review daily target praxis before work.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Wed lunch: Chipotle Mex Grill


Wed lunch: Chipotle Mex Grill
Originally uploaded by .edward

I couldn't resist!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Mid-day lunch


Mid-day lunch
Originally uploaded by .edward

Philly seitan sandwich and a boylan cola. Tastes gooey like philly cheese steak....but then i remember how much i don't like the messiness of philly cheese steaks.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Wish I were here


Cancun
Originally uploaded by ijustine

Cancun!

Lunch: Veg curry and saag paneer

At madras cafe: $6.95 lunch special

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Scene of the crime


Scene of the crime
Originally uploaded by .edward

Had way too many yakitori sticks at yakitori taisho. Plentiful yes, scrumptuous definitely!

Labels: yakitori taisho nyc

Late dinner


Late dinner
Originally uploaded by .edward

Plate of vegetable yakitori at yakitori taisho on saint marks place.