Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hooray Sunny Saturday!

Yesterday was a great day and for us in NYC it finally actually felt like summer, it was very warm, humid and sunny. And we stumbled upon just about perfect day too, first we went to brunch at the Cloisters cafe in the East village. Brunch was about 12 bucks, and you can't beat the atmosphere. The "garden" is canopied by grape vines and the stained glass art make for a really special experience. And although we didn't have Chalupa with us this time, I asked the waitress and she confirmed that they do allow dogs in the garden area. Bonus. I ordered the Chicken Caesar Salad, and John ordered a Spinach and cheese omelet. And the portions were a nice size, although I do have to say I was eyeballing another table who ordered burgers and fries. I think next time I'll have to try the turkey burger. But my salad was good, the dressing was very light...I usually prefer a thicker Caesar salad dressing, but it was refreshing and good for a hot summer day. We ended up shopping around Union Square looking at artwork and other goodies, then decided to head back to our neighborhood. Where we got a quick drink at the BXL cafe, where I was happy to find they carry Lindemann's Framboise on tap. After our drinks we decided to get home to be able to take Chalupa out to enjoy some of the weather. She was happy as a clam chasing her 'sonic' toy around and squeaking it to show off to other dogs. We played in the park with her a bit then went home just before a huge summer down pour of rain. But our day wasn't over yet, we also went to Morton's to take advantage of the $99 for two people dinner, if you sign up on their mailing list you will get this coupon. It's a surf and turf for two, EACH person gets to choose a salad, a single cut fillet (John upped his to the Rib eye for $9 more) and a seafood entree: John had the bacon wrapped scallops and I had the crab cake. We each ordered a side: the grilled asparagus, and the creamed spinach. Then we each got to choose a dessert (either the chocolate lava cake or apple pie) we got one of each. It was a truly decadent meal, and we usually don't go to Morton's unless it's a special occasion, but all that food for $99 was a great deal. That's $99 for two people NOT $99 EACH. I recommend you sign up for their mailing list. at A great day all in all, hope everyone else is having a good weekend too.

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