It was strangely mild in NYC and across the river in Edgewater, NJ on Saturday and Sunday before Hurricane Sandy hit. The weather was unseasonably warm, not a drop of rain fell, and aside from the occasional gust of wind on Sunday, the air was pretty still. I wonder if this is what people mean by “the calm before the storm.” There weren’t even many people out and about in the usually harried city streets.
As the 1,000-mile wide superstorm neared, my friend and I decided to make the most of the days leading up to its arrival, and embarked on an eating tour with some of her pals. Here’s a nod to one aspect of NYC/NJ that makes the area great, and to its resilient spirit that will undoubtedly surface as it picks itself up after the storm.
3| BIG GAY ICE CREAM SHOP: Salty Pimp (Vanilla soft serve injected with salted caramel, with a chocolate shell)
Lemon Tiramisu Pistacchio + Pistacchio and White Chocolate Ganache Red Velvet + Cream Cheese Passion Fruit + Milk Chocolate Ganache
Not shown: creme brulee doughseed donut ( I actually liked this one) and cinnamon sugar cake donut
8| Vezzo Thin Crust Pizza: Shroomtown Pizza (FAVORITE), Mondo India, Salsiccia Dolce
Not shown: Canteloupe Soft Serve
10| BCD Tofu House: Seafood and Beef Soondubu (FAVORITE. Tragically, no pictures)
I need to go back.