NYC: Snow, Fried Avocado, and Macarons

Today: no work and all play. Just look at the snow!

I took the day off to take care of errands/life admin. And it’s the perfect day to do so because the streets are quiet…everyone must be drinking hot chocolate and whiskey at home, heheh. It’s gorgeous out, but make sure to AVOID awnings and tree branches unless you want ice shards falling on your head. ouchie.

Pull on those heavy duty rain boots, warm gloves, a winter cloche, and you’ll be alright.

Store owners along 9th street in the East Village shoveling the storefronts. Cars literally buried in snow. I wish could have teleported mom and dad over from Hawai’i just to see this!

Lunch called for a big, fat Texas Hand Roll from Hill Country Chicken. The wrap is stuffed with with your pick of Fried Chicken or Fried Avocado. But it’s nuts to pick just one right? So I got both chicken and avocado! The avocado wasn’t quite ripe, but battered, deep-fried and tucked in with a fried chicken breast, and I didn’t have much complaining to do. Wash down with Strawberry-Lemonade. For dessert, they offer a variety of mini pies, but I prefer stopping at Eataly for bicerin or Stumptown for chocolate bread pudding.

And by the way, Mitzy is in town! She moved to Indonesia last year, but on her frequent trips to NYC she sells Macarons via nationwide shipping and hand delivery in Manhattan. We had lunch together the other weekend, and she gave me a set of the current flavors…tea and liquor inspired. The Chestnut-Green Tea is my all time favourite, so happy to taste it once more. She’s doesn’t know how long she plans to stay in NYC, but said, “a few months at least!” Information for ordering here.

Chestnut Green Tea
Grand Marnier

Hope everyone stays warm! ^_^

Hill Country Chicken
1123 Broadway
New York, NY 10010
(212) 257-6446

  • K and S
    January 27, 2011

    what a great way to spend a snow day!

  • Ada
    January 28, 2011

    It's amazing how much snow NYC has been receiving this winter. My college didn't give the day off, unfortunately, but I'm glad you got to enjoy it!

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