I haven’t updated here in a while and I’ve been trying to figure out how most of the summer went by without a single post. So what have I been doing?
There was some volunteering, which is hungry work, so naturally it was followed by long, boozy brunches and lunches.
Brunch at Recipe
Lunch at Fatty Crab
A few great shows, because without them no summer of mine is complete.
There has been a LOT of house hunting which, again, is hungry work. Pounding the pavement all day rushing to appointments means you grab something along the way. But as you can see fast food doesn’t have to be boring.
The Wangding from Asia Dog comes topped with Chinese bbq pork belly.
The Cardoz Num Pang – black pepper braised lamb with chili yoghurt.
Lots of laughs at Indecision in the Park during Summerstage.
John Hodgman was the MC for the night. A lot of regulars from the show – Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Al Madrigal – were there, but the highlights for me were Rory Albanese (one of the show’s producers), Mr. John Oliver, and the hysterical Lewis Black.
Sushi of course…
And an amazing performance by The New York Philharmonic on the Great Lawn in Central Park. Alan Gilbert conducted Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome.
The night ended with a fireworks display over the city.