I’ve been settling in back at home after a few months of constant travel. Not that I am complaining- I’ve got to see and do so many things I have had on my bucket list from visiting the arch in St. Louis to watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person. What a year this has been. So now we are home again, at least for a few weeks before jetting off for Christmas in Indiana. In the meantime, I am spending my days with a new kitten and catching up on bloggy stuff. Like finally getting around to all those recipes I’ve been bookmarking the last few months.
Here’s a picture of the new kitten. We got Olive from a cat rescue in Orlando- I am still in the process of trying to introduce her slowly to the other two cats who already roam the castle. Anyone who has ever done that knows the amount of patience that takes…for everyone.
Anyway- onto What I Ate Wednesday. I documented a day Chad and I recently spent in NYC. And we found the cheapest meal in Manhattan.
Breakfast Bruschetta from the The Brownstone Pancake Factory. Poached Eggs atop a toasted pita with bruschetta. Recommended by my Mom and Mom knows best. Unexpected yet simple. I loved this- something else to add to my list of recipe remakes at home.
Chad, FYI, had Blueberry Croissant French Toast. And he let me have a delicious bite.
Anyone that knows me knows that I like maple syrup. A LOT of it, just like my Mom. Even for one tiny bite of French Toast. This jug was enough.
I’ve had the Hot Honey Milkshake from Bareburger on my radar for awhile now. And I finally got my chance to grab one. The shake is “spiked” with Mike’s Hot Honey (<—warning: affiliate link) which is honey infused with chilies- oy. Hot honey and vanilla. My new favorite thing.
For lunch I had the fried Brussels Sprouts with lemon and shaved manchego cheese. I am always up for crispy sprouts and just love that they are becoming fairy common on restaurant menus across the country.
And of course, one cannot go to Bareburger without ordering a burger. I was proud of myself as I went the super healthy route- a sweet potato and wild rice patty with cauliflower hummus wrapped in a collard green.
The cheapest meal in all of Manhattan. A one-dollar slice of pizza from 2 Bros. Pizza. (Although I hear there are some places in the city that serve slices even cheaper than that) We each ordered a slice, sat back and watched this place operate. A large plain cheese pizza is pulled from the oven and is gone in less than 3 minutes. There was just a constant flow of New Yorkers grabbing a slice and continuing on with their busy life.
Cash only and tables with no chairs. And the pizza was good. I have had a hard time finding a decent pizza in Florida. While there are a few tasty options, nothing can quite measure up to a real New York pie.
So there it is. A day in the life of a Beet in New York. Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to check out the What I Ate Wednesday party over at Peas and Crayons and The Big Man’s World. See you guys again real soon!
What is the cheapest meal you have ever found in your travels?