Sunday, September 9, 2012

NYC Post 5

Is it weird that the thing I was looking forward to most all weekend was my Sunday morning bagel and lox? Either way, I slept in super late and then stumbled over to this place in the upper east side called Tal Bagels. My order was simple. I got an everything bagel with chive, tomato, onion, and of course... lox. The bagel was great. It was way better than those crap bagels we eat in Chicago. The exterior had some texture but wasn't overly chewy. The interior was fluffy and soft. The lox was piled on and wasn't overly salty. It made my weekend.
Location: 333 E 86th. St.
Cost: About $12 per person
The Lox Sandwich
 (everything bagel)
Later that night I ordered some Chinese takeout. I was clueless and just found some place on Seamless called Our Place. It was a little bit of a walk. I just got a spring roll and some beef lo mein. The spring roll was amazing. The pieces of shrimp were just exploding with flavor. I really don't know what it was that made it so good. The beef lo mein on the other hand, besides being cheap and huge, was not very good. It was so damn salty.
Location: 242 E 79th St.
Cost: About $10 per person
The Spring Roll

 The Beef Lo Mein
Then, one day during the week, after a long morning in the OR, I grabbed a late lunch across from the hospital with some of the residents. I thought we were getting a slice, but we ended up with a feast at Patsy's Pizza. We split a big salad with some goat cheese, walnuts, arugula, and apples to get started. We also got an order of fried calamari. It had a flaky tempura quality to the fry. Then we split a pizza with olives and sundried tomatoes. The slices were thin and brick oven burnt. I wasn't in favor of the tomatoes but was overruled by my buddies. I thought Grimaldi's was better. One guy was saying that the Harlem location is way sketchier and way better though for Patsy's.
Location:  1279 1st Ave.
Cost: About $20 per person

The Calamari

 The Goat Cheese Salad

The Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Pizza
Tal Bagels on Urbanspoon Our Place Cuisines of China on Urbanspoon Patsy's Pizzeria on Urbanspoon

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