the adventures of yoshi

…on having one of my fav cousins visit… again

Posted in Because I'm Fat by yoshi on October 8, 2010

i always enjoy when my cousin kyle and his girlfriend fres come to stay with us. he always keeps me on my toes, even when we were little.

as per the typical “jasmin” family trait (our mother’s maiden name, they’re sisters), we enjoy eating. anytime. anywhere. again and again.

so here’s a quick recap of their stay with us =) oh also, i’m strongly reminded of my “hip hop” roots when he comes through – both he and fres are pretty down with the bay area hip hop, b-boy/girl, graff scene, so its always nice to get thrown back into the lifestyle i once enjoyed… (who am i kidding – i still do!)

one of our first nights out we ate at a very decently priced italian join in williamsburg called kenny’s trattoria. it was amazing! very quaint and the food was just spectacular!

gem from invisible stripes in sf is fres’ cousin and he was in town as well

prociutto wrapped shrimp?! yes please!

*more food pics below*

the following day (i think), rather, night. we went to do dylan’s candy bar… must go back for their dessert bar!!! sundaes galore!!!!

then we headed further uptown to go to shake shack and thank god the line wasn’t too horrible and i got to taste and devour my very first shake burger!!! deeeelish!

then we watched catfish…. no comment.

the next day, we headed out for brunch at jimmy’s diner for some home style goodness. i ordered their krunchy french toast (challah bread french toast covered in frosted flakes!!!) and side of friend chicken. yes. a side of FRIED CHICKEN. i HIGHLY recommend it.

we also ordered fried deviled eggs…

fres ordered the chicken and waffles joint…

after scarfing down the food. we hopped on the G train and headed over to queens to visit the infamous 5 pointz building. it was pretty dope seeing all those pieces on this landmark. one of my cousin’s and fres’ friends met us there. joey has a piece up somewhere… and his daughter is a cutie pie!

we headed back into the city after that and did some shopping. we tried our best to walk off all the food we got at jimmy’s because we were going to go to hill country bbq for more food. i think we didn’t walk enough because we were still pretty full when we got to hill country, but we did plenty of damage. so much so, that i forgot to take pics oops! however, on the way home, we passed by a NEW hill country spot! its called hill country chicken!!! we got dessert there and called it a night lol

can’t wait til their next visit! =)

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  1. Jade said, on October 8, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    I’ve become such a foodie since my boyfriend moved to NYC. I haven’t been to Dylan’s Candy Bar yet but it’s definitely on my list. I have a huge sweet tooth. 🙂

  2. trudatnyc said, on October 9, 2010 at 12:16 AM

    girl, i feel full just from reading that!!

    • yoshi said, on October 11, 2010 at 3:16 PM

      we need to do a food tour together!

      • Jade said, on October 12, 2010 at 9:42 AM

        I’m down! Tell me when and where. 🙂

  3. Leesh said, on October 13, 2010 at 10:15 PM

    Fried Deviled Eggs – I need to try this…I wonder if I can find them somewhere in Toronto.

    I haven’t been to NYC and since I read your blog, there will be many places I would like to visit if I ever make it there. My hubby and I are trying to see if we can manage to go to New York for Christmas, just for 4 days.

  4. Jingle Belle said, on November 28, 2010 at 5:31 PM

    I’ve been reading your blog on & off for the past year & I had to both LOL/OMG when I saw your cousin. I worked w/ him briefly at Academy of Sciences! I see definitely see that stylishness runs in your family! What a small world!

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