The Dude

Hello and happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a good weekend.


On Friday a work colleague and I trained up to New York City for a work event that night – a private reception, followed by a viewing of some clips from the soon-to-be-released movie The Giver, followed by a Q&A with Jeff Bridges and Lois Lowery, the author of the book.

My breakfast at Union Station - yum! Multi-grain toast with avocado and chia seeds.

My breakfast at Union Station – yum! Multi-grain toast with avocado and chia seeds.

This guy!

This guy!

In addition to a very successful event on Friday night, I had the opportunity to try a few new places (to me) in New York. Warning: I didn’t take any pictures of my food because I didn’t want to creep out my colleague. Trust me though – I would come back to any of these places again!

Earlier in the day on Friday my colleague and I had a delicious lunch at  Pennsylvania 6. We had just arrived at Penn Station, were walking to our hotel and were famished. Our burgers hit the spot!

After our event, we headed to Blue Water Grill for a late dinner in Union Square. Soooo good! The food was amazing, the quality of service from our waiter was stellar, the ambiance and decor wonderful. I told Tommy whenever we come back to NYC together we are definitely eating dinner here. 🙂

My colleague and I both stayed overnight since our event didn’t end until about 9:00pm. I took an 11am train on Saturday so I could meet my friend Tiffany for breakfast at Sarabeth’s on Park.

While I was on my way to breakfast I stumbled upon a pretty cool thing, Summer Streets, which occurs on three consecutive Saturdays in August, where nearly 7 miles of New York City’s streets are opened to the public to play, run, walk, and bike. The only rule – no automobile traffic allowed along this stretch. It was pretty neat to see. My cab had to stop about a block away from the restaurant because of this.

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Runners taking advantage of a automobile-free Park Avenue! My cab driver told me this route led all the way to Brooklyn.

Photo of the "lobby" at Sarabeth's.

Photo of the”lobby” at Sarabeth’s.

I ordered a tasty soy milk latte and a spinach omelette while Tiffany ordered the fruit bowl.

Pretty soon Tiffany and I were saying our good-byes and heading off in different directions. She had a hair appointment and I had to catch my train back to D.C.

On my way to Penn Station I walked through Madison Square Park.

Beautiful Saturday!

Beautiful Saturday!


Have you been to Pennsylvania 9, Blue Water Grill, or Sarabeth’s before?


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