On the running tip, I got in a run with the Brooklyn Road Runners in an awesome park called Prospect Park. I was the slowest in the group (what else is new?) and I ran a very quick 3 miler with them. I looked down and saw we were running about an eight minute mile (or less) and thought “Holy crap. How will I make more than 3 miles with these people?”
Since most of my trip revolved around eating I figure some photos are in order.
Next up, actually the same day I had the olive oil and sea salt ice cream (keep that in mind), I went to dinner at Prune. Ever since I saw Anthony Bourdain (TV foodie) eat roasted bone marrow here I was obsessed with trying it. And let me tell you it was awesome. I know most of you are gagging, but it was really very tasty and different. I’m a total wanna-be foodie and will try almost anything. This of course, would have been a fine idea had I not eaten two very oily dishes in one day. Needless to say, my tummy who normally only gets lettuce and bland healthier items was not so happy with me later that night. Oh well. Totally worth it.
I also had to try a hot dog from the famous Gray’s Papaya. Now any New Yorker will say, “Blech, why do you want to go there?” But us touristas see it on TV (I watch a lot of food network) and have to have it. Now, let me just say that the hot dog was fine. It was just a regular old hot dog. However, the papaya drink is where it’s at. I may need to figure out a way to make a papaya drink at home. It was so yummy. I say, skip the dog and get the drink.
Obviously, I had pizza and it was amazing. And I had the most amazing dumplings I’ve eaten in Chinatown at Joe’s Shanghai. I’ll be craving those forever. I also had cheesecake from Brooklyn’s famous Junior’s. Let me tell you that it was to die for. Or as my Granny would say, “To live for.” Ha Ha.