So Hot It Burned Our Faces Off
There’s no denying that one of the best things about New York is the food. Not only can you get anything you want at any time of day, but the entire experience is usually a treat. Here are some of the highlights.
On one of our first nights in New York — back when we were sleeping on an air matress — we were out looking for food when it started to rain. We ran into The Chicken Festival to escape the weather, and we’re so glad we did. It’s since become one of our favorites. Reminds me a little of the food we ate in Panama. (Rice, beans, and roasted chicken. Yum.)
The Today Show introduced us to the Vendy Awards — an annual contest where the people of NYC vote on the best street food. We were so impressed by the idea that we had to try an Indian kati roll at the Biryani Cart in Midtown. As Jason said: “It was so hot it almost burned our faces off.”
It looks harmless, but its pretty darn spicy. And delicious!
Of course, we’ve sampled our share of Chinese food since visiting NYC. Our favorite is the Grand Sichuan, but on our anniversary we visited Our Place on the Upper East Side. This is a picture of the “Amazing Chicken” dish I ordered (chicken on right, some sort of beef on left). I’m not sure if it was truly “amazing,” but it was certainly worth a photo.
And then there is our dining/tourist attraction meals. While it was fun to visit the same Tom’s Diner you see on Seinfeld, the food isn’t all that great (sorry, Tom). If you are here, we recommend you stop by for a cup of coffee and then move along to Sip, just right down the road, for a great brunch.