family food tour: DAY 2…
the next morning after my sister, bro-in-law and his mom arrived, i took my parents to my new apt by prospect park. we went early in the morning so we could get it out of the way and spend the rest of the time in manhattan.
did a bit of touring around and gifted my parents and sister with some clothes and shoes hahahaha!
when we got back to the city, my aunt met all of us by union square. OH YEA! it was my sister’s 30th birthday! i passed by baked by melissa and bought 50 mini cupcakes hehehehe.
for lunch, we went to whatever place we could find along the way and ended up at japonica. it was friday and we couldn’t eat meat because of lent, so our options were limited. i was pleasantly surprised about a few things. 1) their lunch menu offered a LOT of food for a decent price, and 2) despite the tragedy in japan, the staff was more than pleasant – one could only imagine if they had family or friends who might have suffered in the earthquake or tsunami…
back to food:
after lunch, we all went shopping around soho. did a TON of walking since the weather was sooooo nice. i think we were all walked out and so we headed back to the hotel to rest up before dinner =)
we were all still pretty beat and decided to have dinner close by the hotel – again no red meat sooooooooo… eff it, we ended up at bubba gumps (my mom kept calling it bubble gum).
i have to admit, as kitchy as it is the food – WOW, well i can only speak to what i ordered: shrimp chimichurri – IT WAS DELICIOUS! the dessert (we ordered 3 kinds) was also HEAVENLY. our servers were very very verrrrrrry nice – so props to them for keeping up the positive attitude for the whole night – lord knows i wouldn’t be able to do it lol.
ah yes… we slept well that night… happy birthday to my big sister!