NYC Day Two Lunch

by sara on March 18, 2011

I can’t believe I’ve left you guys hanging all this time!  I get you all excited about my foodstravaganza and then I disappear.  Guess who’s back with a brand new recap?

We started off the day walking to Chelsea Market for lunch.  Chelsea Market is an enclosed urban food court, shopping mall, office building and television production facility most known as the home to Food Network.  I was really excited to see what it had to offer but after it was said and done, I felt like we had just visited a big ol’ tourist trap.

Cool architecture though.  This was built in the old National Biscuit Company (NABISCO) location where the Oreo was created.  Kind of a big deal.

We decided to eat lunch at Friedman’s Lunch because it has lunch in the name.  Duh.

Watch as your $20 sandwich is being made!

Believe it or not, no upcharge for burned bread!  This is the garden vegetable sandwich with turkey added.  It was actually $12.50.  With a pickle.

I also ordered a side of quinoa salad with dried cranberries, pine nuts and fennel.  This side was $4.00.  If you’ve seen the cost of pine nuts lately then that’s acceptable.

Jason ordered a southwest turkey burger for $11.00.  Our total bill with two canned drinks came to $30.50 before tax and tip.  For two people.  Chelsea Market rent ain’t cheap.

After lunch we walked down to Eleni’s Bakery in the same building to look around.  What kind of dooshnozzle buys Lacoste shirt cookies?

Speaking of nozzles, lol j/k, here is a typical NY couple.  Trendy McVelvetpants and his live in girlfriend Skin Anbones.

After falling for the Chelsea Market tourist trap, we decided to walk to Chinatown to visit our people.  If you don’t know already, I’m part Asian.  Not through genetics but through what I eat and the types of cars I buy.  On the way there we came across Miss Hoe.  Jason wouldn’t let me go in.  Bet if it was Mr. Pimp he would have let me.

Aaaaah Chinatown!  I’m home!  It really did feel like we had been transported to a different country.  Only because I couldn’t find a Starbucks anywhere.

The pigeons were pooping on this important dude’s sculpture.  Promise me if a Foodgarbl statue is ever built, it will have a pigeon zapper built in.

We found a booth selling durian, a southeast Asian stinky fruit with a thorn covered husk.  It smells like dirty socks and taste like almond custard.  Like everything at Applebee’s.

Sometimes I think Asian fruit is trying to hurt me.  Or this is really a black market and those are weapons.

Oh snaps we’re out of zimba grits and dried chestnut worm partridge feathers.  Don’t worry, I’ll pick some up.  But seriously, no idea what any of this is.  And yet I wanted to buy a sampling of all of it for our next Chopped challenge.

Whoa dried cinnamon rolls!  SWEET!

Since we had already come this far, we decided to walk down to see the Brooklyn bridge.  New post to come…

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Janice March 21, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Those cinnamon rolls are dried persimmons you n00b. What kind of Asian person doesn’t know that? Cool pics, esp of your $50 turkey sammich. Whee Oreos!


Janice March 21, 2011 at 5:17 pm

BTW I would totally buy those Lacoste shirt cookies! C’mon it’s ADORABLE!


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