I am officially done with school until September. This week was intense since we had our midterm on Monday, and our Final yesterday. But its all done now, I have 3 sparkly new credits, and more importantly I am FREE!
With the intensity of the last week, the weather being just amazing (and hot!), and the beginning of FLEET WEEK, all I wanted to was enjoy the day and the sunshine. I texted Amanda and lucky for me, she was off for the day. We met in Union Square, and had a yummy lunch of noodles at Republic. We didn't care that it was only 2pm, it was happy hour for us, and cocktails were in order.
Frozen Lychee Martini.
After lunch, it was off to the main item on the day's agenda: the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. I first heard about BGICT on my favorite show, Bethenny Ever After, from her foodie friend Nick. This guy is the real deal in terms of knowing the hidden gems of dining in NYC. To say I trust his judgement is an understatement. As they say, "there is no better day, than today"(well yesterday) to check it out.
I have been dreaming of my first trip to the truck, and knew my first order would be the Salty Pimp. It sounds like an odd name for a delicious, frozen treat, but I will let this cone be my pimp any day. Vanilla soft serve, sprinkled with sea salt, a drizzle of caramel, and then dipped in chocolate sauce. (Typing that out definitely just made me salivate.) I'll admit, I was a bit hesitant to try it (sea salt?!), but after the first bite, it was like divine intervention. If any of you ever have the salted caramel hot chocolate from Starbuck's during the winter months, this taste like its frozen version for summer. Perfection.
With the BGICT checked off, it was off to do some shopping in the area. Amanda is off to Bonaroo in a few weeks, and well I never need a reason as I do it every other day. Because I am an addict.
People milling about in Union Square.
With that, I hope everyone had a great week, and I hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing long weekend!