Tanya's Daily Scoop Covering the West Coast & the World NEXT TRIP DEPARTS IN: 3 DAYS
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Greetings out there!
I'm actually quite glad that today is Tuesday, for no other reason than the fact that I kinda felt like yesterday was Tuesday and since it was Monday it feels like I'm getting an extra day out of the week...Which I need!
Yesterday was quite the day of me in the roll of a busy bee.
And yet no matter how busy and productive I might be and how much I am getting accomplished my mind is still in constant planning mode!!!
As I was mentioning some upcoming plans to a friend, they commented "You sure do a lot of planning!" I laughed. Apparently they have no idea how much planning I actually do.
If you take a looksie at my calendar, you'll see something that I've been planning for a while - The NYC Five Boro Bike Tour!
Well registration opened this morning at 9am (pacific) and I was on the page filling out the forms at that precise time. I registered Dave first. Easy Peasy. Then it came my turn and it seems that by that time the server just couldn't handle the traffic!
Conducted on the first Sunday of May, the 40-mile ride includes over 30,000 riders. The route takes riders through all five of New York's boroughs and across five major bridges. The entire route, including bridges and expressways which normally prohibit cyclists, is closed to automobile traffic for the ride.
But lo and behold after over an hour of trying, my registration finally went through!!
As you know we had went back to choir after our holiday break and before heading over there we had stopped for a bite at our go to place Thien Dang. The food was good as always and the service friendly.
We've noticed much progression and growth in this little mom and pop eatery since our first visit, when it was strictly a Buddhist vegetarian/vegan locals joint.
I'm so glad that they are doing well.
Little do they know that they've had some help drumming up business well beyond just the locals from the Instgrammer VeganFoodGasms(you know who that is) wink wink.
Here are some pics from our meal last night:
Salted Fish and Chicken Fried Rice (c)travelincousins.com
Pork Spring Rolls (c)travelincousins.com
Stuffed Tofu (c)travelincousins.com
Pickled Mustard Greens (c)travelincousins.com
I wish them continue success and it's got me thinking that perhaps I should start offering my VeganFoodGasms services professionally!
Anyhow I'm outta here for now, -T
Elisa's Daily Scoop Covering Long Island & NYC Boroughs CURRENTLY ON LONG ISLAND
Museum Visit & Eater Opening
Hello and I hope everyone is safe today. Boy, with all the snow we've gotten, today was the first day that I found it most dangerous outside.
Yesterday started off as a nice, sunny day but then towards the evening, it became gray and down came the frosty flurries.
This morning, I woke up to basically, a sheet of ice in my driveway. I'm crossing my fingers that with the temperatures expected to go up near 40 degrees today, most of the ice will melt and evaporate. The forecast doesn't seem to have freezing temps predicted this week, so any ice that melts should not freeze again. Let's hope.
Each week, is more exciting to me since I'm boppin' around the island and the NYC boroughs so I can share these exciting experiences with you!
This week, as part of next Monday's article "22 Must-See Museums in Queens," I'll be visiting the Queens Museum. In fact, that little excursion takes place tomorrow, along with my aunt Ro.
It's hard to believe that the last time I was at the Queens Museum was thirty years ago!! It sounds absurd considering it is right in my backyard. Well, I'm very excited about two of the permanent exhibits, which I'll be telling you more about next week, so check back next week!
The Queens Museum (photo credit: nydailynews.com)
Then on Thursday is a Foodie Day! I'll be driving east to Farmingdale to celebrate in the opening of the new CoreLife Eatery. Eating, taking pictures and talking to the managers, I'll give you the full scoop this Friday!
Offering Green Bowls, Grain Bowls and Broth Bowls, I'm getting pretty excited to visit CoreLife Eatery tomorrow for their Farmingdale, LI grand opening. (photo credit: corelifeeatery.com)
Other than that, not much. But, I did have an opportunity to catch a pretty good movie last night on HBO - The Informant! with Matt Damon.
It's based on a true story and had some pretty laughable moments!
The Informant, the movie is based on the nonfiction white-collar crime book written by journalist Kurt Eichenwald, which documents the mid-1990s lysine price-fixing conspiracy case and the involvement of Archer Daniels Midland executive Mark Whitacre.
I definitely recommend it as it was very well done, quick moving and Matt Damon's portrayal of the rather bizarre Mark Whitacre is very entertaining.
Well, my lovely peeps, I'm out of here - off to battle the ice and get my day going!