For the second year in a row, the beau and I headed down to NYC to celebrate the 4th. Time to spend alone together, in a city with tons of strangers. Don’t get me wrong, we are both head over heels in love with Troy, but there’s something about being in a place where no one knows your name. We could eat a meal in silence, we could sing along in the 7th inning stretch, we could make out on the train ride home- with no interruptions. Just kidding, we didn’t make out on the train ride home. We both were exhausted and couldn’t keep our eyes open for more than fifteen minutes. But it did cross my mind.
We had breakfast at this great place called Peacefood Cafe in Lower Manhattan. The decor was simple and clean, and the tofu scrambles were just the same. I also had a veggie biscuit which was by far one of the best biscuits I’ve ever had.
Because I’m not that into baseball like the beau, I just insisted that we sit in the shade. I’m not that dedicated, yet. We splurged (we only go once a year) and bought tickets in the Promenade Club which was well worth the few extra bucks. There was no wait at the bar, the bathrooms were SUPER clean and no lines to the fries.
The veggie dog at Citi Field is vegan! But I don’t recommend it unless you love to slather on the mustard and sauerkraut. It was kind of gross and didn’t fulfill my craving for a good, grilled dog.
We left after the thirteenth inning (yes, thirteen!) in fear that we wouldn’t be able to enjoy dinner comfortably without having to rush to get to the train. Well, they lost after fifteen innings and I’m glad I wasn’t there to witness it. Instead, we were walking to Beyond Sushi in Union Square. It’s a small little place with the best sushi I’ve ever had. Yes, I said it.
It is all completely vegan and the black rice blend that they use is gluten-free. All of the fruits and veggies pair so well together that we barely dipped the pieces into soy sauce; unheard of for us at a typical sushi joint. The service was quick and before I knew it, I was sitting there with an empty plate wishing I hadn’t had the fries and dog for lunch. Damn veggie hot dog.
With plenty of time before our train, we strolled back to the station and decided to order some delicious girly drinks at the TGIFridays… and of course, couldn’t resist more fries. I know, we have an addiction. No photographs here- we just sat and listened to some locals, chatted with the bartender and waited until we could rest our eyes.
It was a wonderful Independence Day in the city with my love and I’m pretty thankful for the rights and liberties that I’m able to exercise each and every day as a member of this nation. Cheers to our freedoms and the people who have fought for them!