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November 27, 2019

travel food
posted by soe 1:55 am

Apparently, I took a lot of photos of what I was eating while I was traveling for work last week. Admittedly, I did have some pretty awesome meals in both Kansas City and NYC.

In Kansas City, we ate barbecue in a gas station, Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que. I had fries and a barbecued portobello mushroom sandwich (not seen here):

Bbq Joint

The next morning we had breakfast at Donutology, where they offered both regular and gluten-free doughnuts. I ate two hot glazed doughnuts (move over Krispy Kreme) and took an apple fritter to go (which was a great idea, since it later became my supper).


In New York City, I had several excellent lunches — pho and Indian — and some amazing dinners — veggie burgers (Two Tablespoons) and Ukranian food (Veselka).

We found a coffeehouse near our hotel (Black Cat LES), where we had a late teatime while waiting for my friend to join us after work.


I also ate Japanese artisanal toast (mine is cream cheese and jam, while Rudi’s is red bean paste):

Toast: It's What's for Breakfast

We also ate more yuppie doughnuts, bought a bonfire bar (a cookie bar with pretzels and marshmallows, at the very least), and wrapped up the day with slices from Joe’s Pizza, a classic to-go joint:

Slices in the Park

Thanks for joining me for some terrific meals!

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November 24, 2019

there’s no place like home
posted by soe 1:46 am

Rudi in NYC

Rudi and I spent the day in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, but the best location we stopped by far was our very own Burrow back home.

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November 23, 2019

one day more
posted by soe 5:07 am

Rudi has come up to the city, so we can spend a day bumming around NYC.

He got in some time in the Village while I was wrapping up work, and then we checked out a local coffeehouse.

My roommate joined us for dinner & we ended up at a Ukranian diner, where we stuffed ourselves full of pierogies, borscht, potato pancakes, and the like. The walk to the subway was definitely needed after that.

Tomorrow I’m hoping we have time to check out the Christmas window displays (Macy’s is already out, at the very least) and maybe one of the other Christmas markets. I suspect Rudi might like to go to Brooklyn to do some music shopping, as well, before we catch a bus home.

It’s been a good trip, but now I’m just looking forward to getting home to my cat.

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November 21, 2019

new day, new city
posted by soe 7:02 am

My time in Kansas City has come to an end, but we had a great time & got some good footage for the project we’re working on.

Two fraught flights and a jam-packed late-night shuttle bus ride later, and we’re back on the East Coast.

We’ll spend the next two days here in NYC, I’m looking forward to it.

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November 20, 2019

on the road
posted by soe 6:57 am

This is the first night of a multi-city work trip, which means I was so tired I fell asleep on a Spanish-language channel waiting for it to come back from commercial. I was just very confused when I woke up and found a telenovela on.

Otherwise, though, Kansas City has been very nice so far. I can’t wait to see it in the daylight.

I’m too sleepy to wrestle with photos, so use your imagination to enjoy a shot of a gorgeous magenta sunset along the horizon from my airplane seat.

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October 14, 2019

new york city at sunset
posted by soe 3:00 am

New York at Sunset

It was still a beautiful evening when my friends caught up with me Thursday, and Eric, who used to live not far away, suggested we head toward the river. I didn’t quite understand what the hurry was (we all walk fast, but he was double-timing it and I had a heavy bag) until we reached the waterfront for the final moments of a fleetingly fluorescent sunset over the Hudson River.

Obviously he knew what he was doing…

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