Before I start this post, let’s all just stare at this sandwich for a minute…
Are you done?
Ok, now have a look at this, too:
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 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:
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.
After Dara spoiled me with birthday presents, we had a great evening catching up and chowing down.
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.
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.
And Dara ordered a margarita.
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.
There were so many wonderful vendors and we all had a great time wandering around and sampling local foods!
Aren’t my niece and nephew the cutest?
I fell absolutely in love with Bounty Granola.
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:
Adams Chocolate: 85% Dark Chocolate. Two Ingredients: Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar. That’s it. Swoon.
Oh, and you know I stopped here:
I saw these vegan, gluten-free apricot bars and knew I needed to grab one for our friend, Jess, who’s visiting later today.
I also got Lemon-Lavender Cookies and Ginger Snaps, because, duh.
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.
I ordered the Hopper Rice Bowl.
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