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Eat Ski Eat – Vail (One Month Late)

I’m not going to lie – vacations for me are almost always about the food.  It’s how I like to travel – going from restaurant to restaurant to little cafes, trying all the local fare.

So here we are – one month later, but I couldn’t help but still post pictures of the food and a few adventures in Vail from my little family vacation (beware – massive photo dump ahead):

sushi & japanese food at Yama:

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^best dish of the night.  Colorado bass sashimi.

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Hey, leetle seester.

Amazing dinner at the Larkspur.

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Our yearly lentil stew – I always love this recipe.

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Some cliffs we skied:

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Thanks for taking me down that one, mom.

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Another fantastic meal on the mountain at Game Creek Inn:

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(mmm chocolate)

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yup, we took a snow cat to dinner.

German lunch at Alpenrose:

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Delicious fresh dinner at Montauk Seafood Grill:

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Chillin’ at Blue Sky Basin:

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Chili and cornbread for lunch…

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I love this combo.

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Mmm spicy mocha lattes.

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And more chili and cornbread.

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Egg sandwiches for the road

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Hello, tent (aka Denver airport)

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Look what I found at the airport!

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Goodbye Colorado!  See you soon.

Do you eat your way through vacations?

Where was the last place you visited? What was the best meal you had there?

Foodieful Finds – NYC Faves

It’s only just starting to sink in.  By this time next week it will be September.  What.

I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer yet, but that’s all find and dandy, because I’m headed back to the midwest at the end of the week for a beach weekend in Indiana and some family time in Chicago.

Anyway, I was looking through my photos, and care across a whole slew of them that were originally destined for Instagram but never made it.  The first batch – favorite foodie spots in NYC.

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Back in June, I spent a small fortune on dinner – at Feast in the east village.  I think this is the most amount of money I have ever spent on a meal, but it was also one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life.  Hefty claim, yes, but I only wish the lighting was better inside the restaurant so I could have accurately captured my meal’s amazingness.


We (I went with my friend Erin) did the farmer’s market feast – the vegetarian one – which was two courses plus dessert.  Except that each plate was a course in and of itself, so this was more like a 7 course meal!  SO worth it.  NYC-ers, if you have a few dollars to burn on an excellent meal, go here.  Like, yesterday.

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Stumptown cappuccino!  Working at a cafe has seriously heightened my appreciation for good coffee, so I make it a point to try all the best places in the city if I’m in the neighborhood.

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Froyo.  On a whim, pure indulgence, delicious.  I found a place that has chocolate rocks in their topping selection! And toasted marshmallow froyo. And peanut butter chips, and ghirardelli hot fudge.  I died.

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Gelato at Amorino.  Amaretto, speculoos, and chocolate hazelnut.  The stomachache was worth it.

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Juice generation! Acai bowls!  I know I only have one photo right now to prove it, but I usually treat myself to an acai bowl or smoothie a couple times a month.  Or maybe more… So delicious. (I have professed my love for JG countless times on instagram.  and here.)

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Bubble tea!  I’m doing some work near Chinatown, and seeing bubble tea everywhere made me want it.  Craving, satisfied.

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Treat lunch from the downtown Peacefood.  Once a week, I splurge on a restaurant lunch, and I was craving a really good, vegan sandwich.  This tempeh avocado sandwich hit the spot!

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I also grabbed a slice of peanut butter “cheesecake” for later.  Not quite as peanut butter-y as I would have liked, but delicious nonetheless.

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O Cafe – my new favorite work/coffee spot! The place is South American, with a focus on quality coffee and sustainability.  And really delicious food. Right up my alley!  This day – soy capp and a veggie frittata.

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The best so far – iced coffee with soy milk and ricotta toast.  With pumpkin seeds and honey.  I think this was my favorite because I was full for hours after.

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Hot and cold – americano and Acai.  Their sprouted granola is amazing, but my only complaint is that there was not nearly enough of it – by the time I got halfway down the cup, the granola was gone, and my acai was melted.  Boo.

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Margaritas at Agave.  On a whim, best decision ever. Side note – I need to back here for a full meal.  Need.

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The TLT wrap at S’Nice.  What can I say, I like my vegan tempeh sandwiches!

Some of my favorite meals this summer, though were the ones that went totally un-documented.  Delicious Indian, Chinese, and thai food, breakfasts, coffee meetings, and family dinners – but those were more about the company.

What was your favorite new foodie spot in your city this summer?

Whirlwind Weeks

Want to know all the things I’ve done in the past couple weeks? No? Oh well, I’m telling anyway.

I cut off my hair.

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after!  I don’t think my hair has ever been this short in my life.  it’s weird. it’s different. I like it.

I went to Chicago for 4 days. For a job interview. And to see family.  Whirlwind trip.

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packing. the night before.

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what a view!  No matter where I live, Chicago will always hold a special place in my life.

I ate some great food while in Chi town.

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interview day power breakfast

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green juice…from walgreens?! cool!

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matcha latte date with a friend!

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sushi date with mom!  (one of the best salmon skin rolls I’ve ever had – and salmon skin is my favorite)

I had one of the worst flight experiences of my life.  It went something like this:

Flight delay announcement.

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… which means airport froyo. (this happens way too often at this airport…) Flight NOT delayed anymore, we are rushed on the plane to try to beat the storm.  Push back from the gate, about to take off, then this happens.

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Sit on the tarmac for an hour and a half. Take off (finally).  Approach LaGuardia, and another storm hits, the airport is ground stopped. No planes can land.  Circle the airport for an hour and a half.  RUN OUT OF FUEL, and get diverted to Hartford Connecticut. WHAT.

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It’s already 11:30 pm. My flight was supposed to land at 8pm.  I’m in Connecticut.  Not happy.  We eventually took off again, landed in NYC, and I got home at about 2am. SIX HOURS after I was supposed to.

That made this weekend rather fun, because…

I said goodbye to my East Village apartment.

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I’m gonna miss that place, especially living in the village!  Such a great location – I’ll be back some day (yeah right…if my paycheck ever allows for it).

So yeah.  It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, and I’m now getting settled in my new (hopefully temporary – it’s so far from downtown!) home, and job hunting like a madwoman.

What’s the worst flight experience you’ve had?

Done anything exciting in the past few weeks?

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