Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to go on a trip with my lady frousins for the second MLK weekend in a row. Last year, we visited Charleston, South Carolina to eat our faces off and to have the be-Yeezus scared out of us by ghosts in a jail. This year, the crew headed to Austin, Texas to eat just as much, but with zero ghost encounters on the agenda. Here’s what we were able to fit in our bellies:
On Saturday, Kat and I visited the Big Apple Barbecue in Madison Square Park. If you recall, two years ago, I went to my first Big Apple Barbecue with Kat. In that post, I joke about it being a record that we were able to meet up twice in one week. I am proud to announce that Kat and I now hang out ALL THE TIME. It certainly helps that we live only a few blocks away and have a designated meeting spot whenever we have a play date.
Normally I don’t have *any* friends from home in the city and I miss them all very dearly. This week, I was really lucky and had two friends from the homeland randomly in town. On Monday, I had a lovely dinner / catch-up sesh with Aubrey at Spring Street Natural. On Thursday, I had a similarly lovely dinner / catch-up sesh with Kristina at Bann. Bann is a Korean BBQ place near my apartment.
Kat and I may have broken two records this week. One, for hanging out twice in one week which we sadly haven’t done since college. Recently we’ve been keeping in touch mostly through our Words with Friends game, but we are luckily changing that! Two, for the amount of food we ate at Big Apple BBQ yesterday.
On Sunday, while sitting outside having brunch, my friend kept saying that he wanted to ride bikes. It was so beautiful outside. I kept just giggling about the image of us on bicycles after a 14-year hiatus. I was kind of taking his suggestion as a joke, but he kept insisting on it and I realized he was actually serious.