I had big plans for last weekend and though it ended up being fun, it was more laid back than I expected. I imagined I would run around for a bit on Saturday when, instead, I binge-watched ten episodes of “Jane the Virgin” and ordered a cheesesteak for supper. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. I’m very happy I took it easy this past weekend because this one is gonna be a doozy with a concert, a bachelorette party (that I’m crashing), and a boozy brunch planned.
Two Fridays ago, after a very difficult week at work, I decided I wanted to try and make a real cocktail. I broke out the cocktail shaker and used the proper measurements to make a legit dirty martini. Instead of olives, I used Rick’s Picks smokra (spicy/smoky pickled okra) along with its brine. It was delicious…and very strong.
As a pick-me-up, Linds sent a surprise to my office. I didn’t even know gourmet rice krispies were a thing, but Treat House creates some really fun flavors. This package put a much needed smile on my face.
I recently saw “Deli Man,” a great documentary about NYC deli culture. This type of restaurant is pretty unique to New York and I loved learning both the background and the future of the industry.