Before we bought a house in Staten Island, we used to live in Brooklyn. Yesterday, I went back to my old neighborhood to meet up with one of my best friends. Her mother was in town and we had plans to meet for lunch and then her mom was going to teach us how to crochet. Oooh, I've been wanting to learn for awhile now, and so I was beyond excited to learn! When I got off the subway, I noticed that they have installed a lot more bike racks for the "commuters". In this part of town, there seems to be more people using bikes than cars. At least, that's what I hope!
Cafe Royal is this adorable coffee shop in Greenpoint, owned by Chef Cody Utzman, that name might sound familar to you if you watch Chopped on Food Network. He's been on the show twice and won twice. And yes, the food is good there. This is what I ordered, a smoked salmon and cream cheese on a plain bagel. They add a bit of a twist to this NY classic by adding a boiled egg, dill, green onion, tomatoes and capers on top. Hello, my yummy friend.
blogged about the same exact thing 2 years ago. They film the show "The Good Wife" in NY, even though the show is supposed to be set in Chicago. I guess in TV land, NY and Chicago are interchangeable?
I brought my crochet needles and yarn, but she also had plenty for us to use. I love this color yarn.