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Friday, February 26, 2010

1) Reservation at MEGU at 7:45pm

2) Julia & Randi’s 2nd Annual NY/SF BiCoastal Birthday Bash 8:00pm-4:00am

Hosted by Julia Allison (a well-known blogger and Randi Zuckerberg the sister of Mark Zuckerberg (the creator of Facebook)

The Dates:

Friday, Feb 26th in New York

Saturday, Feb 27th in San Francisco


Get your outfits ready, because you know we take costumes seriously: Think polo shirts (popped!), ribbon belts, tennis skirts & Nantucket reds (or pinks, as the case may be). Headbands are strongly encouraged, as are small embroidered animals on one’s corduroy pants. Also acceptable: 80s ski sweaters in pink & white, ray-bans ala Risky Business, argyle sweater vests, pearl necklaces (the real kind, perv) and anything emblazoned with a tiny alligator or pony.

The Cause: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund

The Generous Sponsors: Moet & Skyy Vodka!

Cupcakes by Melissa

The Extras: caricature artist, photo booth, and a few goodie bags for those with the best costumes 😉

Saturday, February 27, 2010

1) National Girls & Women in Sports Day from 10:30 am–3:30 pm

Please join us for this fun-filled day of activities for girls and women–no boys allowed! We will have dance, yoga, sports clinics, workshops, arts & crafts, prizes, performances and much more.

2) Taste of 7th St. Festival from 4:30pm-7:00pm

Restaurant hop at these 5 locations trying their signature dishes

Caracas Arepa Bar – Arepa De Pabellón

Luke’s Lobster – Snack Sized Lobster Roll

Porchetta – Small Porchetta Sandwich

Butter Lane Cupcakes Choice of Two Cupcakes

Xoom – 24oz Fruit Smoothie

All info at

3) The Standard Hotel 11:00 – 4:00am

Sunday, February 28, 2010

1) Central Park Cross-Park Promenade 11:00am

You will see many surprises on this walk. A hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, and a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water are just some of the sites on this east-to-west walk through the Park.

2) Brooklyn Flea Market in Dumbo from 11:00am–6:00pm

22 Water St at New Dock St, Dumbo, Brooklyn (

3) Wired NY Meetup(membership required) from 3:00pm – 8:00pm

One year ago, on 28 February 2009, the first meetup of Wired New York Group took place. There were 25 meetups after that, and the group has grown to 500 members. This Sunday, 28 February 2010, join other members for the celebration of oneyear anniversary of our community!

We will meet in the afternoon and have a crawl of Williamsburg galleries. Then at 6pm we will gather at Radegast Beer Garden and will talk about past and upcoming events over excellent German beer.

We will start at Pierogi 2000 and then visit the Boiler. After that we will proceed to Grand Street and visit several galleries there.

At 6pm we will meet at Radegast Beer Garden for the anniversary celebration. Even if you cannot make it to the gallery crawl, come join us at the beer garden!

4) Sleep over at my apartment 9:00pm – 10:00 am

I will make a selection of Sushi Rolls with my own secret recipe of sauce to top it off.  Netflix movies and game night!

Monday, March 1, 2010

One of my best friends from college is in town to visit me.  I do not work Mondays because I work long hours at the hospital Tuesday – Friday.  We will go to the MET, the Guggenheim, maybe catch the Hayden Planetarium show at the Natural Museum of History, and I have one event planned for that day:

1) Craft Night at the Etsy Labs: Hat Making with Desira Pesta 4:00 pm-8:00pm

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

After work I try to make Tuesday Night Dinner with my friends.  A different restaurant every Tuesday is picked and we dine!  It is usually about 20 or so people and we all kick back after work and enjoy a beer together.  Lately, I have been held up in clinic and have been going to a LOST Viewing Meet UP (membership required) ! It starts a bit later at 9:00 and about 80 members watch LOST together at an IRISH PUB while eating dinner.  There is even a program and after the show 3 prizes are drawn in a raffle.  The prizes include LOST merchandise, LOST video games, LOST magazines, signed LOST memorabilia, LOST Bobble Head Dolls…etc..

This was my second time to dine at David Burke Townhouse and just like the last time I was thrilled!
Service: 9 (The waiters are very concerned. One gasped at the thought of my roll being cold)
Food: 9.2 aaaamazing!!! highly recommend
Decor: 7 alice and wonderland like and then random other accents in the mix

CiCi met me for lunch on a Monday

PARFAIT OF BIG EYE TUNA & SALMON TARTARES – apples, pine nuts, hijiki and crème fraîche

PRETZEL CRUSTED CRAB CAKE & SWEET CHILI PRAWN – confit orange and poppy seed honey

GARGANELLI PASTA – oven dried tomatoes, bay scallops and arugula

SCOTTISH SALMON – horseradish crushed fingerlings and charred tomato coulis

ORANGE BLOSSOM PANNA COTTA – charred citrus fruits, chamomile and tangerine consommé
This dessert was the best I have ever had. The citrus juice was poured upon eating and took me to a tropical island. Literally so flavorful it was a meditative experience for me. The portions of food were just right that dessert was the finishing touch I craved. I am coming back for this time and time again!

WARM & CRISP APPLE TART – cider caramel and vanilla ice cream
I am not fond of apples and never really enjoyed apples in desserts, but this tart was another perfect dish. I would definitely come back and order this as well. The thin apple flake was so delicate and resembled a butterfly perched on top. When I ate this dessert I pictured it was winter in Colorado and I was in a cozy cabin miles away from anything and with no concept of time; like a child out of school in the summer. I was sipping hot chocolate and about to read a fiction novel as my grandmother brought me her most prized recipe of apple pie passed on from generation to generation and getting better each time. Haa Crista and I had fun enjoying the meals and especially the desserts as we made up these stories using our senses and our vivacious imagination.

We ❤ the glass blown balloons! Beautiful decorations.

The coat check lady gave us pralines for the road

So in NYC there is a month where some high class restaurants will have dinner for a prefix price that is much more affordable then the norm. So i decided to book like 5 places! Here is the first:

These jockey’s were donated by the rich and famous

My first course: Veal & Pork Terrine with pistachios, romain, piquillo peppers, olives, smoked salt, and country bread crisps

Main course: Coffee-Chili Rubbed Pork Chop with whipped sweet potatoes with maple butter, braised kale and smoked ham hocks

Pear Tart with almond frangipane and cherry reduction

The ceiling was covered with old memorabilia
It was a great dinner with my two friends Katie & Yvette. But as for food rating I give it a 6.5 and service was a 6. Better luck at the next place I booked!