Another NYC Food & Drink Tour

by Jillian on March 26, 2012 · 5 comments

Mondays always seem to be a catch up day for me anymore. It used to be Saturday, and then I’d enjoy Sunday with Joe. Now, I work late Saturday, play all day Sunday, and play catch up on Monday. It’s not so bad of a change, though!

Saturday, Joe and I woke up earlier than usual and headed to the gym. I focused on upper body and did heavy weights with lower reps. I did 3-4 sets of each.

  • cable upright row
  • lat pull down
  • dumbbell military press
  • chest press (machine)
  • cable triceps kick backs
  • triceps dips
  • cable rope attachment bicep curls

I like to mix up my strength training by incorporating higher weights & lower reps one day and lower weights & higher reps on another day. Keep in mind that the lower weights still shouldn’t allow you do perform the exercise for more than 90 seconds. I found this interesting video from ACE. Girls, you won’t bulk up with heavier weights. Promise!

Anyway, breakfast was quite boring and repetitive, so I’ll skip right to lunch, which was just the opposite! I used a whole wheat tortilla to make a pizza. I topped it with sauce, parmesan cheese, fresh basil, and one egg before baking it in the oven on 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

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When it came out, I topped it with truffle salt, red pepper flakes, and arugula.

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I should have baked it more towards the 20 minute side rather than 25, because the egg could have been a little more oozey (word?), but it was still delicious.

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It was thin and crispy like cracker bread and the arugula added a nice spice.

Sunday was spent sleeping in a bit and finally getting to enjoy some time with Joe! He needed to check on the restaurant first, so we stopped by and I had a drink. I also managed to sneak out for a manicure and a coffee before we took the train into the city. I had called for reservations at Blue Water Grill for 5:30 and it was only 2:30 so we had some time to kill. After showing Joe my pizza pictures (above), he had a craving for pizza with egg. Otto is one of our go to places that has a variety of pizzas, so we headed there for an “appetizer” and some drinks. Well, an appetizer turned into 2 (they are single serving size, for me at least!) pizzas and a meat and cheese plate. We both opted for a campari + OJ before ordering a glass of wine with our meals.

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(left: Otto, right: Heartland Brewery)

At around 5:00, we arrived near Blue Water Grill. It opens at 5:00 and we could have probably went in and got seated, but we spotted Heartland Brewery next door and decided to stop in for a brew. At 5:30, we finally sat down to dinner. We ordered cocktails, a  huge seafood platter, surf & turf, and 2 desserts!

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Though there were many decadent desserts on the menu, you can’t go wrong with warm chocolate chip cookies & ice cream! We also got a caramelized banana tower.

Basically, yesterday was another food & drink tour around NYC. Joe and I love food as much as we love each other. I probably should keep that to myself.

I’m off to do the usual day off errands:

  • grocery shopping
  • bank
  • study
  • laundry
  • CVS
  • pedicure & froyo <—  :)

HAPPY MONDAY!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marilyn March 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Sounds like a great Sunday. Glad you got to spend some quality time with Joe.

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2 Chels R. March 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm

That sounds like so much fun to tour NYC and try diff places…totally up my alley. Still need to find that truffle salt!

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3 Lauren March 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I can’t believe I have never tried an egg on pizza! Looks delicious!

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4 Lisa March 28, 2012 at 11:40 am

What, that’s awesome! I need to try that egg pizza. Looks so good! How nice that you got in a great meal and even better company! I’m getting a pedicure tomorrow, my toes are getting excited.

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5 Jillian March 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Egg pizza is definitely a must try. The trick is not overcooking the egg so you get enough ooze! :)

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