NYC Food

I got back from my long weekend trip to NYC on Monday. I love visiting that city and don’t do it nearly enough. Mrs. C and I usually try to take a road trip in the Spring to just recharge our mental battery after the long winter but for NYC it’s easier to fly in then worry about parking the car in the city.

We were there from Friday to Monday and had some amazing food. Here’s some of the highlights:

You can’t visit Manhattan without having a slice (or 12) of pizza. A lot of people recommend Joe’s Pizza but I didn’t get a chance to try it on this trip. I got my slice from Patzeria’s Perfect Pizza and it was delicious.

Le Relais De Venise L’Entrecote. The original location is in Paris and I love this concept. You don’t get a menu at all (well, you do get a wine list). All they serve are steak frites with a side salad. They ask you how you want your steak and when you’re done eating your first portion, they slap another portion on your plate. It’s fairly inexpensive and the green sauce is addictive.

Brunch at Cookshop in Chelsea. That’s a fried egg sandwich with pickled jalapeno cabbage slaw on top. I think we just stumbled upon this place as it was opening and decided instead of walking the High Line, that brunch would be more fun. We weren’t wrong.

Pictured above is a cookie, not a muffin. It looks like a muffin top. But I don’t care what it looks like because it was one of the best desserts I had in NYC. Mrs C said there were too many chocolate chips in it which makes me question my entire relationship with her.

The combo sandwich from The Halal Guys. I forgot to take a picture of the sandwich because I was too busy stuffing it into my face. We stayed at the Sheraton in Times Square and the Halal Guys have a bunch of carts on 6th and 53rd which we walked by and always saw a line. The smell almost made me cancel a dinner reservation a few times to give it a try. We finally did try it on the last day before we left for the airport and I’m still thinking about that sandwich. Mrs. C got the combo platter over rice and that was just as good. Their yelp page has over 8,000 reviews and I can definitely see why after trying it.

Sources: Fox News Has Decided Bill O’Reilly Has to Go

Good riddance (if these sources are correct) to bad rubbish:

The Murdochs have decided Bill O’Reilly’s 21-year run at Fox News will come to an end. According to sources briefed on the discussions, network executives are preparing to announce O’Reilly’s departure before he returns from an Italian vacation on April 24. Now the big questions are how the exit will look and who will replace him.

Wednesday morning, according to sources, executives are holding emergency meetings to discuss how they can sever the relationship with the country’s highest-rated cable-news host without causing collateral damage to the network. The board of Fox News’ parent company, 21st Century Fox, is scheduled to meet on Thursday to discuss the matter.

After using n-word in front of black colleagues, Fla. state senator faces calls to resign

His excuse was that he let his temper get the best of him? Everybody gets angry from time to time but your temper usually doesn’t just spout random racial epithets unless you are quite used to using them:

A Republican state senator from Miami is facing pressure to resign after he used the n-word to criticize several of his colleagues during an alcohol-fueled rant in front of two black lawmakers.

Over drinks at a private club in downtown Tallahassee, State Sen. Frank Artiles referred to six white senators as “n???ers” and spewed other obscenities while complaining about the chamber’s GOP leadership, local media reported Tuesday.

In response, the Florida Democratic Party called on him to resign Tuesday night, saying he lacked the judgment to remain in office.

Artiles apologized for the remarks in a statement Tuesday provided to the Miami Herald.

“In an exchange with a colleague of mine in the Senate, I unfortunately let my temper get the best of me,” he said. “There is no excuse for the exchange that occurred and I have apologized to my Senate colleagues and regret the incident profusely.”