Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Eating on the East

As you know, I'm transitioning to the west coast (!) - I left Boston at the end of October and traveled down the east coast, bidding farewell to friends and cities. I have no sewing machine and no pantry so I can't contribute much on those fronts (the only "project" I've done is mend some buttons) but I thought I could talk about some of the fun places I've eaten along the way.

New York City
Doughnut Plant in Chelsea and Dough in Bed-Stuy: Such great flavors; pricey but thats how boutique treats go.
Roberta's in Bushwick: A bit out of the way, but a great space with great pizza.
Bearded Lady in Prospect Heights: Cool corner spot, bright mid century chairs.
Sit and Wonder in Prospect Heights: Stumptown coffee, great egg and sage baguette, wifi.
Pequena in Fort Green: Fantastic mexican fare. I'd go here all the time even if Lindsey wasn't there (say hi!)
The Habitat in Greenpoint: They have trivia - with buzzers!
Anotheroom in TriBeCa: I could live in the look of this bar.

Ultimo: Counter culture coffee and beer, a sister to Atlanta
Green Eggs Cafe: Don't be fooled, the red velvet pancakes are hardly breakfast fare.

Brewer's Art: Esquire named this one of the country's best bars.
Milk and Honey in Mount Vernon: A wonderful cafe and market.
Soup's On & Ok Natural in Mount Vernon: Great organic soup shop nestled up with a natural market.
Pitango Gelato in Fells Point: The banana taste just like pureed banana, which I love.
The Windup Space: a bar with the Black Lodge from Twin Peaks set up. Enough said.

Washington, DC
Actually, I just ate at the museums on this day trip.

Vesuvius on Edgewood: Great pizza, lots of space.
Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room on Edgewood: I thought bars like this only existed in NYC. Two levels, garden, ping pong table and choir robes to wear.
Sun in my Belly in Decatur: The ideal brunch spot.
Octane in Grant Park: The sister to my old westside haunt; plus a bakery.
Carroll Street Cafe in Cabbagetown: Not new to me but a must-go place if you're in the 'hood.

I'm now at home in Kathleen, Georgia through Thanksgiving. I fly out on a one-way ticket to San Francisco on Friday. Eee!

*A special thanks to Foursquare (and me for checking in) for keeping track of where I'd been!