I did a sneaky Jew thing and went home to CT and NYC to visit my family the week before Christmas. I was blessed with affordable plane tickets and quiet airports. Win! While I was there I played total tourist in my former home of NYC, and caught up on Bubbe time and tried to avoid the snow and 14 degree temperatures as much as possible. (I love you, Texas.) I stumbled upon this adorable photo circa 1988 or so. I think my brother is pissed that it is the last night of Hanukkah! Or he may be jealous of my bowl cut. It’s a tough call.
Here we are today! Luckily our style has evolved from mock turtlenecks to flannel.
While I was in NYC, the lovely folks over at Aroma sponsored a food blogger happy hour for me and some Internet friends turned real life friends! Have y’all been to Aroma Espresso Bar? They are an Israeli based espresso chain that makes delicious coffee and tasty but healthy sandwiches and salads. Plus some pastries (burekas!) that will make you forget your New Year’s diet plan. In the US they have locations in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Florida.
Here is my brother enjoying one of their huge sandwiches!
One of my favorite things about Aroma is that they give you chocolates with your coffee. Too perfect!
Each blogger got to try some food (and beer and wine!) from Aroma thanks to My Check. My Check is an app that lets you pay your bill at restaurants without flagging down the server. You can split bills, pay by item, add tips and even get loyalty points and other benefits like free food!
It was easy to use! Aforementioned wine.
And this photo I stole from Sarah!
While I was in NYC I managed to get a bagel, lox and schmear.
And stopped by Eataly– you have to get there if you are ever in NYC! So. Much. Food.
I even saw Lidia filming a commercial. Love her!
Have you been to NYC? Where are your favorite spots?