We had intended to get some last minute eats in before our 6pm flight on Day 5……but Mother Nature had other plans for us. 🙂
As an epic Snow Storm hit the East Coast, we were informed by JetBlue that all flights out of NY were to be canceled. The earliest flights they could book us back to San Jose would be three days later. Slightly ridiculous but my rants about JetBlue could consume a whole another blog post. 😦 After the initial shock wore off that our vacation was to be extended due to the impending 12-18″ of snow, the BF and I decided that we deserved a true snow day—first one I’ve had since leaving Minnesota in 1986!
So, we took the suggestions of family and city officials and settled into our digs for Hibernation Mode. Truth be told, we were looking forward to it since we had been on the go for 4 straight days and the idea of staying in our PJs in front of the TV seemed divine 🙂
Snow shot from our window on the 5th Floor.
Somehow after a few episodes of “Holmes on Homes” and “Dog Whisperer“, my tummy began to growl and I knew it was lunch time. Knowing that I didn’t want to even try venturing out in the snow, I thanked the Delivery Gods and began perusing a stack of menus that were left in the kitchen of our rental apartment. Since we had been gorging on a ton of meat over the past few days, vegetarian Indian food sounded perfect. We stumbled upon a menu for Sangam a few blocks away from us and called in our order.
Less than 20 minutes later, a knock at our door signaled the arrival of our lunch. DANG, they were F-A-S-T! Particularly since they had to maneuver poor weather conditions and 5 flights of steep stairs up our building.
The BF and I pulled out our dishes on the floor of our living room and dove right in. We had the Aloo Channa Qorma Curry, Vegetarian Samosas, Basmati Rice, Naan, and a Diet Coke.
Not bad at all–particularly when you factor in the fact that all that food only cost $16 AND we didn’t even leave the apartment! That’s what I’m talking about New York!!! If only San Jose, CA had such an easy and cost effective delivery culture. 🙂
190 Bleecker Street
Perhaps the weather suppressed our hunger because by the time 8pm rolled by, we still hadn’t thought about dinner–nor was I even really hungry. But as the clock ticked by, we decided that we needed something for our tummies, no matter how small. And since we had been cooped up all day we decided to bundle ourselves up and walk over to the corner market to see what they had to offer.
When we got inside the little market, I was surprised to see that they had a pretty good variety of snacks, sandwiches, fruits, and other items to choose from. But perhaps my inner “10 year old self” was calling because all we ended up with was this:
That’s right, Haagen Dazs Dulce de Leche Ice Cream and a bag of Ruffles Sour Cream and Cheddar Chips. Hey, at least the chips were baked and not fried! 🙂 And I tell ya, it was a fabulous dinner……I might have also failed to mention that a six pack of Red Stripe was included with our dinner somewhere 🙂
Quite an unexpected, yet fun, snow day 🙂