Joey was here this weekend! We spent the day Saturday in Central Park because it was absolutely beautiful out and I’m afraid there’s not many more days like that left! First we headed over to Mike’s Deli in the Arthur Ave market. The market is like a real Italian market! There were barrels of olives, hundreds of kinds of cheese, produce, a bakery, a butcher, and of course, the deli. We didn’t even see all of the market because we were eager to eat!
Sandwiches in tow, we hopped on the 4 train and made our way to Central Park. The park was packed with other people enjoying the weather or walking their dogs. Joey and I found a nice spot and settled down to enjoy our sandwiches! They were totally worth the wait to get them. Packed with freshly sliced turkey, homemade fresh mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, oil and vinegar, and salt and pepper! So yummy! They were the perfect meal for a picnic in the park 🙂
After our lunch, Joey and I walked all the way down the park to the southwest corner. We passed some of the famous statues in the park as well as some brides, ducks, street performers, a baby doing a photo-shoot, several horse-drawn carriages, and some lovely fall foliage!
It was so nice to take a break from the urban style of the city. The air felt fresher and the grass was radiantly green! It would’ve almost been possible to forget you were in the middle of New York had it not been for the huge buildings looming behind the trees.
The difference between the park and the rest of the city was even more stark when we left through the southwest gates and boarded the C train so I could show Joey my favorite lunch spot: The Bread Factory. We got some mixed berry cobbler (so good!) and hot chocolate then it was time to head back to the Bronx.
Tonight, my parents stopped by on the way back from their visit with my sister for her school’s parents weekend in New Jersey. My mom brought banana bread and apple cake!! THANKS MOM! We went out to dinner at Emilia’s, another restaurant on the infamous Arthur Ave. Per the norm, I over-ate and am still sitting here, stuffed to the brim after my parents and Joey made their way back to CT.
Another busy week coming up…and next weekend? It’s back to my college in MA for Halloween festivities! I can’t wait to see everyone there! 🙂