|East Village Still Life|
We had a big day yesterday exploring Soho and TriBeCa. I learned that Soho stands for “south of Houston St (not pronounced like Sam Houston but like how-ston). We explored a lot of cool boutique shops and had some tacos at a little Mexican place. After Soho we walked past NYU and over to Greenwich Village. Mel’s co-worker had recommended a restaurant called The Spice Market. Man did we walk and walk. I right when I called it quits I saw that the place was just across the street. Thank God for that as I was about ready to blow a gasket. I don’t know how those NYU students get anything done with all the action going on around there.
|Another cool bike|
Today we went out and had coffee at Eatily. The name sounds a bit goofy but man it is out of this world. I’ve been to a place a like it – I think it was in London – and it is simply an Italian gourmet food fest. It’s down by the Flatiron Building. After that we took the subway south to the East Village. Mel had a line on a place called the Caracas Arepa Bar. Arepas, I have learned are a Venezuelan sandwich with meat and veggis tucked into a corn meal flat bread. In addition to a each getting an Arepa we got some guacamole served with plantain chips and a second plantain dish served with white cheese and a cinnamon dipping sauce. I also tried a Michelada which is a beer based cocktail with soy sauce, Tabasco, Worchester sauce and lemon. Pretty crazy but it tasted okay.
After finishing our late lunch we walked back over to Soho where I bought a hat that I had my eye on yesterday. We then walked back to the East Village to check out a cool bike shop called Chari and Co. Now we are off for dinner.