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A lazy Sunday in New York


It feels weird to be going back to blogging about food after the travel posts, especially since I still have plenty of pre-Taiwan/Japan posts from way back. Anyway, let’s get to it!

After a crazy girls’ night out, I spent Sunday relaxing with friends R&J. We started off the day with delicious brunch at Hi Life Bar & Grill on the Upper West Side. It wasn’t anything fancy but it was satisfying and all of our entrees came with a free drink. What’s better for a sleepy hangover than a mimosa? I also had a delicious salmon and cream cheese scramble with a side of hash browns. J had veggie blue cheeseburger and R had a egg and tortilla dish. (I forgot what it was called. Sorry!)hi life

Following brunch, we tried to stay cool and escaped to R&J’s fabulous rooftop deck where there’s a great view of the Hudson River. R wrestled up a delightful midafternoon snack of nuts, tomatoes, crackers and cheese. We read the Sunday New York Times, J took a nap, I played with my new camera, and we all chatted. It was great.

midafternoon snack

The next thing I knew, it was dinner time. We headed over to Gennaro, one of R&J’s favorite Italian restaurants. Indeed, it was amongst the best Italian food I’ve ever had. (The best being my friend AC’s mom’s authentic Italian cooking. Yum.) We started with the grilled seasonal veggies, and I ordered the linguine with swordfish. The pasta was cooked absolutely perfectly. I’m not sure I fully understood the meaning of al dente until I had pasta at Gennaro. The bread was crusty (not pictured) and awesome.

Grilled veggies and mozarella

Grilled veggies and mozzarella (before I figured out the white balance on my camera)

My perfect linguini + swordfish. Delish!

Perfect linguine + swordfish. Delish!

J has parmesan cheese with pasta on the side.

J had parmesan cheese with pasta on the side.

A fabulous day with great food and great friends!

Author: Jen

Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

3 thoughts on “A lazy Sunday in New York

  1. Thanks for the tip about Gennaro. We’ve been looking for some good italian in the neighborhood. And have been wanting to go to Hi Life too. Thanks for pushing me over the edge to do it!

  2. Glad to be of service!

  3. That was a REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEally, really nice day. Great pictures too- your camera is treating you well!

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