NYC/Boston Photos!

Hairy and I went to NYC and then drove to Boston because United screwed up our flight to Hong Kong last year and gave us travel vouchers. We ate lotsa food, and visited some friends. Some photo highlights:


Me and Kerin Rose of a-morir. I love watching her brand get huger and huger. It’s exciting! This was our first time meeting in person. She cracks me up; she is so full of energy! We ate at <a href=”http://www.angelicakitchen.com/”>Angelica Kitchen</a>, and it was the healthiest meal I ate on the whole trip! Aside from the pop rocks chocolate she bought us at the Israeli market. ADDICTIVE.


Hairy conducting business at our hotel in an ocean of pink accoutrement.


Eating a giant Portuguese donut in Cape Cod/Provincetown.


Being a huge dork in the North End of Boston.


NEED MORE FOOD. EAT YOUR FACE.

Ok, now there are a TON of pics under the cut!!!!! I kind of gave on proper chronology…. at least I got the locations right! 😛

I will try to post the vacation video montage soon. It will include Hairy’s run-in with the law.

Our journey started in Weehawken, NJ. We stayed in Jersey cuz my mom got a great deal with her AmEx points. We just took the ferry across the Hudson to NYC every day.


You can see NYC across the way.

Hairy wanted to hit up Momofuku Ramen on our first night. The Momofukus (there are 5 diff locations with different kinds of food) rate in the top 50 best restaurants in the world. We had to wait quite a bit, but the food was SUPER YUMMY!!!!!!

This is probably the best pork bun I have ever eaten. The pork was simply melty.

Hairy ordered a jar of pickled veggies as a side.

I can’t really remember what this is aside from pickled chard…. bok choy?

We wandered around the East Village and stopped at this crepe place for dessert and coffee. I look like I am disgusted, but it was quite delightful.

Cool hot dog sign!

This is in the hood somewheres:

We went to check out Shepard Fairey’s art show, and this was outside the gallery.

Failed jumping pic in front of graffiti!

Hairy snapped a pic inside, altho I’m not sure that was really allowed…

He was also obsessed with Mr. Softee trucks. He kept telling me to stand in front of one for a pic, but I always felt embarrassed because the trucks were in a lot of foot traffic.

I have no idea where the following pics were taken. Somewhere in NYC! Central Park? We only walked thru a tiny corner of Central Park while we were trying to find the Natural History museum.

At some point, I went crazy in Top Shop and came home with this stuff:

I kinda didn’t realize that you could order online this whole time!! It’s probably for the best. (Swan sweater with sequin crown, strawberry print skinny jeans, heart print skinny jeans, floral belly shirt (I don’t normally wear belly shirts, but this one is longer in the back and it’s like the perfect cupcake tattoo display!, pink pajama romper.)

We randomly ran into this bao or bun place called BAO HOUSE. Best name ever!!! The place was really small and cute. I would say the pork bun at Momofuku was better, but you can’t beat Bao House as a name.

Okay, this next series of pics will really only appeal to foodies, cuz there are a LOT. Sorry about horrid quality due to low light. Hairy made reservies at WD-50, Wylie Dufresne’s restaurant. Here is his Wiki page if you are not familiar.

When I go big at a restaurant, I WANT TO GO BIG. 12 course tasting menu? YES. But we had been eating our way around the city so much that I kind of wanted to quit after the chicken course!!!! Here we go.


Black bass, nasturtium, rhubarb, curry


Everything bagel, smoked salmon threads, crispy cream cheese (I didn’t really hear the server say the word ICE CREAM and I tried picking up the bagel with my fingers. It melted out of my hands. It was ice cream shaped like a bagel that was supposed to taste like a bagel and cream cheese.)


Foie gras, passionfruit, chinese celery. (The passion fruit part was inside the foie box.)


Scrambled egg ravioli, charred avocado, kindai kampachi. (The scrambled egg ravioli was cray cray. It was like the skin was made out of egg, and the inside was also made out of egg, but a different texture.)


Cold fried chicken, buttermilk-ricotta, tabasco, caviar


Beef and bearnaise (This was an interesting play, because the beef was the broth, and the bearnaise was in this dumpling thingie.)


Lamb loin, black garlic romesco, soybean, pickled garlic chive


Chewy lychee sorbet, pistachio, lemon, celery. (Okay, I am not a huge fan of FOAM in my food. I get what it’s supposed to do, but I just do not enjoy the “mouth feel.” I was sad that I was too full to enjoy dessert, and also sad that so much dessert involved FOAM!)


Carmelized brioche, apricot, buttercream, lemon thyme

We had a hazelnut tart, too, which we seem to not have a pic of.


Cocoa packets. Chocolate shortbread, milk ice cream (The cocoa packets were really cute. You ate the paper and they had little cocoabits inside!)


Eating is very serious business. For some reason, our server asked if we wanted to see the kitchen and meet Wylie. I was really tempted to ask to take a pic with him, but then I got scared and didn’t. HAHAH.

For our last night in NY, we moved to a small hotel in Brooklyn. Hairy stopped to take a pic of some graffiti and I thought it was a really funny image. Tattooed ude with a Lomo, taking a pic of street art, carrying an Urban Outfitters bag.

Momofuku Milk bar is AMAZING. I am not 100% on their cookies, but their Cereal Milk milkshake is soooooooooo good. They also have fruity cereal milk. It’s genius. I want cereal milk to come to CA! They also sell pie by the slice, but not cake by the slice :(. I wanted this cake super bad!

Hairy also ate the phaal at Brick Lane Curry. If you’ve ever watched Man Vs. Food, you might recall the place he ate some super hot curry in NYC, where the people in the back wear protective gear to prepare the curry. Some dude from Florida at the table next to us had also seen the show and wanted the super spicy curry. You have to finish your curry in 30 mins if you want a certificate and a free beer, but Hairy didn’t really mention that he wanted to be timed, nor did he want to finish the volume of the bowl. Apparently, he has had spicier things, so it wasn’t like Death Curry.

We took a taxi to La Guardia to pick up our rental car. The plan was to drive to Boston, and then stop somewhere along the way for the night.

We drove through Connecticut, and I missed it entirely by sleeping the whole time! We stopped in Providence, RI and hung out at a coffee shop. By this time it was about 9pm. We called one hotel and it was booked, and Hairy decided to keep driving into Cape Cod since there was a place with available rooms.

On the way out of Rhode Island, we stopped by Olneyville NY System for hot dogs. BEST HOT DOG OF MY LIFE!!!

They say they only serve them one way: with “hamburger sauce,” onions, celery salt, and mustard. IT WAS HEAVEN IN MY MOUTH.

We then headed to Cape Cod. When we got there, we grabbed a slice of pizza from the only place open. And this is was our view in the morning.

We drove into Provincetown for some eats before driving to Boston. The “downtown” area is very very cute, lots of people walking their dogs, and tons of food.

We started at a Portuguese bakery.

And then moved onto a lobster roll shack, where we proceeded to be gangsta.

I really loved this sign!

Once we got rid of our rental car and got into Boston, we started to walk around, down Newbury Street, and eventually hitting the Boston Common.

This is how I feel about sunshine.

Very cool: a swan nesting!

We have video of both the momma and papa swan on the nest, turning the eggs.

As Cuppy and Esther suggested, we headed to the North End, and visited Modern Pastry. We had a cannoli, and I also bought pink cookies.

Other people were taking touristy photos by the fountain thingies, so I thought we ought to as well.






Here is Hairy in front of Paul Revere’s house. I made him take this for his parents because there is a pic of him here when he was little.

While walking around town, we bumped into this place called SUGARY HEAVEN. I went inside and bought a bag full of chocolate-covered business.

Here’s me in the most awesome staircase ever holding a marshmallow lolli.

Hairy made us take the train to Salem to see the witch museum. Before entering, I demanded hot dogs and cookies. This was one big cookie. I’m also wearing the amazing unicorn hoodie from Iron Fist that Hairy bought me at Yellow Rat Bastard in NYC.

Later that day, we met up with Capricia and Nathan. I’ve known Capricia on the internets for many years, and she is also IRL buddies with my pal Esther, so it was soooo cool to finally meet her in person!

We met at a sushi place that Esther suggested: Fugakyu. The place was huge, and the food nummy!

Afterward, we got ice cream and took these amazingly scary photos! (Me: scary. Capricia: cute & tiny.)



The next day we went to Friendly Toast, a very cute retro-y diner with tchotchkes and memorabilia and the BIGGEST SLICES OF BREAD I HAVE EVER SEEN.


Later that night, we met up with Amy whom I have also known FOR YEARS on livejournal via the pink hair group, and finally got to meet!!! YAY!!! We went to a kooky small plates place called Cuchi Cuchi which had a very 1920’s flappery feel and DELICIOUS FOODS!!!!!



cucumber gimlet!

dessert!

AMY!

We have a photo together on her camera, which I haven’t seen.

On our last day, we checked out of the hotel, and then just wandered about town. We grabbed pastries and then sat in the park. Then wandered around some more, and snapped some pics.



I think this next photo is hilarious because we are each trying to look like the other person in photos. Hairy always looks mad, and I am always opening my mouth.

Our last stop before hopping into a cab was Borders. I bought a book by one of my ex-clients at the agency, and also took a pic with my friend Jandy’s young adult novel.

That pretty much sums it up!!!

Now it’s time for work mode, and exercise mode!!! My turbo jam came in, and I am going to jam it up. As soon as my arm feels better. I just got tattooed today!

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43 Responses to NYC/Boston Photos!

  1. Mintii says:

    This sounds like a fun trip. You ate a lot of cool food at a lot of cool places! I wanna go to NYC again. I went last summer, but did the super touristy thing. I’m feeling daring and want to branch out now and see more places!

  2. L.a. Dez says:

    Love the food pics! Looks like a place I’ll definitely have to go to! Hopefully this year!

  3. Jules Chan says:

    Wow, it looks like you had a ‘meal’ of a time!!! So much food, so little time, I’m surprised you can fit it all into your tiny body!! Grr, you should be like the back end of a bus by now!! Not fair!
    Glad you had fun.

  4. Gemmy says:

    Damn that looks all so yummy food! and awesome graffiti!

  5. Gemmy says:

    opps forgot to ask, which did you get in the end?

  6. sweetest_rasta says:

    Cool trip

  7. mel says:

    woohoo!

  8. I really like your adventures!
    I’m just wondering: what about bibi??where are your puppies??

  9. Jenny Delish says:

    Hey, can I ask your advice?
    I want to get a few of those jeans from Topshop (I can’t live without them! Thanks for posting the pics), but I’m not sure of their sizing. It’s not explained very well on the website, either.
    How would you compare them to other brands? Runs smaller, bigger or normal?
    Thanks in advance! 😀

    • Twinkie Chan says:

      I think they run pretty average as far as jean sizing! I should have probably gotten a 28, but I wanted to be comfy (I know they are skinny jeans and I normally do not like skinny jeans) so I got 30.

  10. Gothcupcake says:

    Glad you made it to Rhode Island, your post made me a little homesick. My first thought was “ZOMG Olneyville isn’t the best part of RI”…glad you guys didn’t run to any trouble! The hot wieners (despite most being NY System) are one of the true “Rhode Islander” things to try when you go, so it was cool to see you guys had some! But only the brave have them with coffee milk (it’s coffee-flavored milk, my west coast relatives were too scared to try when they came to visit).

    If you ever go back to RI, you’ll need to check out Newport Creamery for an Awful Awful milkshake, Del’s Lemonade for frozen lemonade, and Iggy’s for doughboys and clam cakes.

    Oh, and what’s your new tattoo look like?

  11. zambicandy says:

    I love all your outfits and hair acc. And I want to eat everything you ate! I love your gangsta pose xD Its so adorable and I really like how you look in that greeish girly shirt/dress!

  12. What a great trip! I started my healthy eating plan today (again) and now i’m starving that food looks so good. Have a great week xx

  13. la says:

    lol glad there were some other RI folk posting comments.. I was like dude.. that’s not just some boring hotdog. That’s a WEINER. lol …

  14. April says:

    There should be a Twinkie-RI-Weiner meetup…with a far more clever name of course. We could wash it all down with some coffee milk, or maybe Dells. Yah, Dells. And, gotta spit the pieces out too…

  15. Annais says:

    Twinkiechan does not appreciate the sunshine. Sunshine needs to chill, lol. Also, I bet that restaurant wanted you to meet the chef because you two looked like restaurant reviewers, with all the pictures you took.

  16. my orange polka dress always seems to make it into your blog, can i pls pls send you more freebies!!

  17. holly says:

    i lvoe your pink stripey boob tube dress, wheredya gettit? Looks like you had a great time. I love that you’ve posted lots of picture of the food you ate, i do a ‘week in pictures’ thing on my blog each week and i often feel bad/have to cut out pics or my whole blog would be yummy food 🙂

    • Twinkie Chan says:

      I take a lot of pics of food on a day-to-day basis and then never feel like posting them cuz I’m lazy! hehe 😛

      I think the pink tube dress is from Forever21? IT was from a while ago tho so I don’t know if it’s still there.

  18. Theresa says:

    I love the white dress/tunic you’re wearing with the zebra sweatshirt: where’d you get it? It looks perfect for summer weather:) Also, the picture of you and Hairy doing opposite facial expressions is hilarious.

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