There are time where I feel extremely lazy – especially when it’s pouring outside. Despite the fact that I procrastinated the whole day yesterday (it’s just so easy when the weather is dreary), I managed to go across the East River with Heidi, Alby, and Stefan to the Bring to Light Festival in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
The festival was supposed to start at six. But it was literally pouring outside. The walk from the L-train was very wet, but the closer we got to the event, the rain waned. Very few of the exhibits were set up when we got there so after a quick browse of the area (and a lot of silly pictures) we went for some tea and cookies at a nearby bakery, Cookie Road.
Maybe half an hour later, it was fully dark outside and the festival was in full swing.
Though I procrastinated all weekend long, I don’t really regret it. We did some awesome things this five-day weekend:
- N for Nepalese – except the restaurant was really Tibetan. This was fun even if we had a really large group that made it impossible to talk to another person at the other end of the table. This was also a highlight since it meant milk bar for dessert.
- Free USG Party at District 36 – The DJ was crap. And there are probably some parts of that night that I want to permanently erase from memory. But pregaming that night was just so crazy. Scrambling to find an open liquor store on a Wednesday night, only to fail. Giving in and reluctantly buying three giant bottles of Corona. … Only to sit on a stoop half a block away from the club.
- Girls’ Tea Time – While I love hanging out with the boys, there’s nothing like meeting up with just the girls and having tea at a cute restaurant. 🙂
- Dinner with Alex – and Heidi and Alby. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so much at a dining hall. I feel a bit disgusting now that I think about how much food I consumed that night. But I couldn’t help it!
This has felt like a never-ending weekend. Too bad that it has to end with me scrambling to finish my homework. 🙁 On the bright side, it’s another five-day weekend for me next week!
Whoops. I’m a little behind on my blog posts. I got a little lazy last week. We’re also a little behind on our Ethnic Food Nights since two weeks before, we ended up skipping G for German because we could not find an affordable restaurant, we had Thanksgiving dinner this past Sunday as a group (post to come some time this week), and this weekend we’ll all be gone for Thanksgiving.
Anyways, H is for Hungarian at Andre’s Cafe is probably my favorite. I had veal goulash with nokedli, which was some kind of noodle. I was very happy that Patrick, the Hungarian in the group, had picked it out for me! It was amazing. I had a little trouble finishing it, but my friends gladly helped me polish off my plate. For dessert, we all shared a poppy seed strudel and chestnut puree. The chestnut puree was not my favorite but it was an interesting experience. It was really meaty so it did not taste like a dessert to me. On the other hand, I loved the poppy seed strudel. It was so good!
For a Sunday night, our group of six had no problem getting seats. The restaurant and bakery was very small so it was a relief that they were able to seat us with no wait. We had no problems overall with the wait staff. They all seemed very friendly and we had no problems with our orders. Overall, it was a great culinary experience and I cannot wait to come back for more!
Not too many pictures from the Filipino night. Basically, I brought home a lot of food on Saturday night. I thought it would be a lot more authentic instead of going out to eat at some mediocre and overpriced restaurant in Manhattan. Filipino dishes I brought: giniling, chicken adobo, beef steak, and palabok.
Anne in particular really enjoyed it. On Sunday she ended up researching everything Filipino on Wikipedia from desserts to media/entertainment. We both found out that there is a decent Filipino restaurant four blocks away from the dorm. Anne really wants to try some halo halo. I will definitely check this place out soon, just so I am prepared next time I have a huge craving for Filipino food.