The Girl Who Ate Everything

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Moving Hell is Over

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My room, a work in progress.

I moved. THE HELL IS OVER!!!

...That is, the hell of moving. As opposed to those other hells.

If anyone has advice for where to eat around the Nostrand Avenue stop on the A/C line, please reveal. I walked around the neighborhood with a friend yesterday in search of food and in the end I decided to take us to Taim in the West Village. I know there's food in this area; I just don't know where it is, exactly.

This is the best cup on the face of the earth, no doubt about it.

But I do know that the discount store a minute away on Fulton Avenue sells mugs with illustrations of MANATEES for only 99 CENTS EACH. I could hardly believe my luck. Those cups were just made for me. I bought two of them. Hell, I should buy a case of them and give them away as Christmas gifts.

Regular food blogging shall resume shortly. :)

(Many thanks to Ken, Mom, Tristan, Karen, and Chris for helping make my move a smooth one.)


Liz / December 21, 2008 8:36 PM

Not sure if this is as close as I'm thinking, but it's near Norstrand Avenue. It's an ice cream shop called "Taste The Tropics," and I trudged all the way from Queens to try the wonderful flavors. Definitely give it a shot.

Kathy / December 22, 2008 4:16 AM

Woohoo, moving success!!! I'm glad it all went smoothly...there's little more one can ask for when moving from place to place ^_^

SuperChomp / December 22, 2008 6:28 AM

Ya~y. Glad to hear that's all turned out ok for you. I like Manatee propped up by the window trying catch some winter light ^^
And a manatee mug! Hmm, how rare. It was obviously fated. They look so happy and contented, floating by like sea blimps.

the sassy kathy / December 22, 2008 10:35 AM

hooray! congrats on a successful move. packing and moving is the WORST! there is nothing that i despise more - it makes me want to claw out my eyeballs with a dull spoon. anyhow, congrats and happy settling-in.

(ps - your drinking post cracked me up. i have only VERY recently opened my heart to alcoholic beverages - and only if they taste not at all like alcohol. i like riesling - the really sweet kind - that tastes like juice. and ruby red cosmos. and woodchuck - which basically tastes like fizzy apple cider. that is all. bye!)

marthagrace / December 22, 2008 11:14 AM

I used to live right around there - don't worry there are definitely some good options.

First, AA Bake & Doubles on Nostrand just north of Fulton - line up on a Saturday morning for doubles (greasy bread filled with spicy chickpeas - yummmm).

Gloria's, farther south on Nostrand (around Park or Prospect) has really great roti - I love the chana or boneless curry chicken.

Any place that has freshly made beef patties - there are a lot of them on Nostrand, Fulton and farther west on Franklin and Washington. 3D's on Franklin has particularly good patties, and their jerk chicken is good too.

Cock's Bajan bakery and the Feeding Tree, both south on Nostrand are good.

Also, the area around Fulton and Franklin has several Senegalese steam table places that can be pretty tasty.

Plus, you're within walking distance of Tom's on Washington, where I would eat breakfast every day if I could

Good luck!

roboppy / December 22, 2008 11:53 AM

Liz: Looks like it's on Nostrand, but far south of me! Dooh. Of course, I still want to go even if it's not within walking distance. Thanks for the rec!

Raphael: I'll see if I can get you ONE.

Kathy: Smoothly because of FREE LABOR (and a lot of non-free labor, doh).

SuperChomp: I think I'll have to name my next manatee Sea Blimp. Or Mr. Sea Blimp.

David: Just two! I have another one but it's at home.

Louanne: I'm surprised no one slipped and broke something. Sidewalks were totally icy.

Kathy: Alcohol haters unite!

marthagrace: Oh. My. God. I love you. You have just saved my life. I'll have to visit all these places and report back to you. :) Thanks! I really want to try a double!

Nick: And that's what I get for living on the first floor!

Christina / December 22, 2008 2:06 PM

The manatee mug is epic!

Congrats on the move, I'm glad it worked out in the end =) (Although, I hope it wasn't very cold. It's 4° here and the thought of moving in that makes me freeze.)

Julie / December 22, 2008 2:52 PM

I'm glad you're all moved and don't have to worry about it again for awhile! Also, guitars and manatees--two of my favorite things.

JenC / December 22, 2008 3:19 PM

Welcome to the neighborhood! It took me a bit, but I fell in love.

I second A&A Doubles -- you will never be the same again. They are $1.25 a piece and a taste of heaven. Two is a great meal. Be sure to ask for the hot sauce! On Nostrand, north of Fulton on the east side of the street.

Also wonderful for quickie, cheap takeout is Melanies, just west of Nostrand on Fulton. The stewed chicken is awesome and my husband swears by the shrimp roti.

If you want to go out to a meal and sit down, try Brook's Valley on Tompkins at Hancock. Also cute coffee shop, etc on that block. It's Caribbean and has wonderful seafood and veggie options.

These last two are a bit of a walk for you but well worth it -- Chavella's on Classon and Le Tukulor on Bedford.

Finally, you can get good Indian delivery from Bombay Masala on Franklin, and the Brooklyn Take-Out Taxi will deliver from any of the surrounding neighborhoods. Both are lifesavers.

Bonnie / December 22, 2008 4:16 PM

Where is Nostrand Avenue? I've been out of the loop. Are we talking Williamsburg? Dressler is the only place we've eaten at, but there are tons of places. I'll dig up the Dressler review and post it to my blog.

Glad your move went well!

janet / December 22, 2008 6:48 PM

omg i just remembered something manatee-related i got for you at a craft fair. it's kinda lame but i can send it in the mail later since it's in dc ... and i am not. let's food!

eatyourheartout / December 22, 2008 8:52 PM

You should have bought more of those mugs. Make a dinning set or something out of it for guests ; )

roboppy / December 23, 2008 1:45 AM

Dee: Thanks for the info! I will get one soon!! :)

Christina: It was pretty cold here, but it was..colder yesterday, which made Saturday look less crappy on retrospect.

Julie: Now manatees PLAYING guitar..that would be something.

JenC: Damn, I need to start making a map with all these places. Thanks for the recs!

Bonnie: Nope, I'm further down south now in Bed-Stuy. :[ But I'll be in the Burg every now and then. I was there last night, haha.


D: YESSS, I need to go back to the store soon and get more mugs. :D

Tricia / December 24, 2008 1:13 PM

COW OF THE SEA! I am so jealous and wish I could purchase such a fine mug. I already own manatee earrings, and I'm considering adopting a manatee, so this would be icing on the cake.

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