Yesterday, my mom and I pretended it was May 8th and celebrated Mothers Day a week early.
We met in Astoria, and caught the tail end of a 5 Boro Bike tour that was just finishing up.
All of their food is locally sourced, and made from the heart.
We started out with cocktails: mint tea with orange juice, lemon, and prosecco.
Such a simple, delicious idea!
My mom ordered what looked like the most popular dish on a Sunday morning: the Hangover Pizza. It’s got fried eggs, spicy tomato sauce, potatoes, and meat.
I chose the Warm Bankie: creamy polenta with fried eggs, mushrooms, asparagus, and truffle oil.
Both of our meals were fantastic, and we helped each other eat them (I ate several of her meat-free crusts). I think we did a pretty good job, don’t you?
After brunch, we wandered over to the Socrates Sculpture Park, an outdoor sculpture garden. They’re in the middle of setting up for their spring show, which opens next Sunday. Hope I can go!
Then we wandered to the next block, to the Noguchi museum.
It’s a series of huge, airy rooms, with a lot of open space, brick walls, and wooden-beamed ceilings.
(Wouldn’t mind laying down a carpet and moving in!)
It’s amazing how you can live somewhere for years and years, and still be surprised by hidden gems.
Week 2: Lentil Chili
Week 7: Curried Parsnip Fries
Week 8: Curried Lentils & Sweet Potatoes
Week 13: Grilled Cheddar-Mushroom Sandwich
Week 15: Green Rice
If you could spend the day with your mom or a close friend, what would you do?