Friends, Family And A Farmers’ Market

Before I start this post, let’s all just stare at this sandwich for a minute…

Vegetarian Sandwich: Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Portabella, Roasted Red Pepper & Mozzarella. Served with: Basil Pesto

Are you done?

Ok, now have a look at this, too:

Buffalo Brussels Sprouts: Fresh Brussels Sprouts, Battered, Fried Crisp and Tossed in Buffalo Sauce and Topped with Blue Cheese and Bacon Crumbles; Parmesan Truffle Fries: Hand Cut Fries, Dusted in Parmesan and Truffle Oil with Garlic Aioli

Still there? Or have you fainted? Because I practically did after eating all of this delicious food on Wednesday night.

No trip to New York is complete without dinner with our good friends, Dara and Ian.

Dara and Ian, Eddie's Roadhouse, Warwick, NY

Dara and I have been friends since preschool and we get along so well because she gives me birthday cards with messages in the them like this:

Birthday Card from Dara

Even though you’re having a small cake,  here is a big cake, and I’m hiding in the bottom of the cake, wishing you both well. Weird? Yes. But that’s how we do it.

She’s referencing the fact that we’re having a CAKE BUFFET at our wedding instead of a traditional tiered cake.

Eddie's Roadhouse, Warwick, NY

After Dara spoiled me with birthday presents, we had a great evening catching up and chowing down.

Eddie's Roadhouse, Warwick, NY

That, my friends, is the Vegetarian Sandwich from Eddie’s Roadhouse in Warwick, NY.

Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Portabella, Roasted Red Pepper & Mozzarella. Served with: Basil Pesto

Since we stuffed our faces with Parmesan Truffle Fries and Buffalo Brussels Sprouts for appetizers, I decided to eat ALL the veggies for my entrée.  My side salad came with an IPA Vinaigrette and it. was. amazing.

And, of course, there were drinks.

Eddie's Roadhouse, Warwick, NY

I got the Solstice and the Sunday Morning.

Jeff got the Swisher Grape and the Table Porter.

Ian ordered a tasting flight, complete with a Nutella Stout.

Eddie's Roadhouse, Warwick, NY

And Dara ordered a margarita.

Eddie's Roadhouse, Warwick, NY

We had an awesome night!

On Thursday morning my mom and I headed to Nyack to meet up with my brother Adam and his family at the Farmers’ Market.

Nyack Farmers' Market, Nyack, NY

Nyack Farmers' Market, Nyack, NY

There were so many wonderful vendors and we all had a great time wandering around and sampling local foods!

Nicholas and Eloise

Aren’t my niece and nephew the cutest?

I fell absolutely in love with Bounty Granola.

Bounty Granola, Nyack Farmers' Market, Nyack, NY

Bounty Granola, Nyack Farmers' Market, Nyack, NY

The Rosemary Fennel was so delicious but I ended up with a jar of the Chocolate Rush Hour. 

I’m a sucker for chocolate, what can I say?

Speaking of chocolate, I also ended up with three of these beauties:

Adam's Chocolate, Nyack Farmers' Market, Nyack, NY

Adams Chocolate: 85% Dark Chocolate. Two Ingredients: Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar. That’s it. Swoon.

Oh, and you know I stopped here:

Mostly Myrtle's Bakeshop, Nyack Farmers' Market, Nyack, NY

Mostly Myrtle’s Bakeshop

I saw these vegan, gluten-free apricot bars and knew I needed to grab one for our friend, Jess, who’s visiting later today.

Mostly Myrtle's Bakeshop, Nyack Farmers' Market, Nyack, NY

I also got Lemon-Lavender Cookies and Ginger Snaps, because, duh.

Om Kombucha, Nyack Farmers' Market, Nyack, NY

I almost left with 300 bottles of Om Kombucha, but practiced some self-restraint.  It was soooo good.

After my family dragged me out of the market, we headed to Art Café for lunch.

Eloise and me at Art Cafe, Nyack, NY

Nicholas at Art Cafe, Nyack, NY

I ordered the Hopper Rice Bowl.

Hopper Rice Bowl, Vegan, Art Cafe, Nyack, NY

Baby Arugula, Chopped Tomato, Carrots, Cucumber, Red Onion & Parsley. Lemon Olive Oil Dressing over Hot Basmati Rice Made with Israeli Spices. Side of Tahini & Pita.

I need to start making more rice bowls at home because this was so good and so simple.

After lunch we parted ways and my mom and I spent the rest of the day shopping and getting our hair done. No post-salon pics yet. Guess you’ll just have to wait and see!!

I’m savoring these last few days with my family in New York. I can’t believe it’s Friday already. I feel like we just got here! I’ll be back on Monday with a recap of WEDDING PARTY DRESS SHOPPING and our trip back to Asheville!

What are your weekend plans?  Favorite part about farmers’ markets? Let’s chat!

Have a Wonderful Weekend! <3

P.S. Head over to my friend Susanna’s blog, where my butternut squash smoothie is featured in her awesome Healthy & Delicious Smoothie Roundup!

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  1. All of that food looks so good. I love those Buffalo brussel sprouts so much I might marry them! I’m glad that you had a good time, and I can’t wait for dress shopping! I love that picture of Ian and I! Yay!

  2. wow, what a great trip — oh, Myrtle’s Bakeshop, don’t ever let me go by there as I might never leave! And, I’m down with the cake buffet idea — good call!

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