Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Vacation part III - East Village

I got into JFK at around 2pm on Monday, which meant I had some time to kill before meeting up with my college buddy Reid, who I stayed with for two nights. Admission - I started getting pretty homesick once I got off the plane. I don't travel much at all, and I am a huge homebody - suddenly arriving in such a huge, unfamiliar city kind of on my own (combined with knowing I wouldn't be home for another week and a half) was certainly a shock. I calmed myself down and asked Reid for suggestions for coffee shops to kill time. He suggested one in the East Village, so I spent the afternoon there.

The coffe shop, Ost, was cute and made a good mocha, but their one hour limit on internet and "no computers after 5" posted rule didn't encourage me to stay long. I walked around the area and found Tompkins Square Park, then Yelp helped me find dinner.

the park

I ended up at Flea Market Cafe, and it was such a good choice! It was small, not crowded at all, and had delicious french food. Since I went before 7, I got the sunset menu - a glass of wine, an appetizer, and an entree for under $20. Seriously. I got baked escargot, which was in some delicious butter herb sauce, and it came with a side of the best bread - warm and fluffy on the inside, crispy but not too hard on the outside. Amazing. My entree was mussels and fries, both of which were also truly excellent (and big portions!). I left feeling just the right amount of full and perfectly content.

at the bar in Flea Market Cafe

so cute, and almost empty
wine, snails, bread

delicious snails

so much food. mmmmm.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that restaurant looks fantastic. Sounds like a great deal on the price, as well. I'm loving your vacation posts.