Well, it's not technically summer yet but today was gorgeous and pretty indicative of a weekend in the summer in the city - lots of walking, lots of people out, and lots of stuff going on.
G was speaking at Left Forum bright and early this morning on a Comics for Revolution panel, which I did not actually attend because I would just have embarrassed him by cheering too loudly. HowEVER I did go into the city later (blasphemy for me on a day off) and we met up.
Before we met up, I stopped by a pop up zine shop on the Lower East Side and walked up to Crosby Street, where Housing Works was having a street book/LP/cd/DVD sale/party.
I didn't buy any books because I already have a reading list that is OOC (out of control) and too many books already. But I did buy ummm like every 10,000 Maniacs CD I could find.
Thennnn I ran into a friend, we chatted, and I walked up to the West Village. While waiting for G to arrive, I bought a Kevita and sat in Washington Square Park, where yet another street fair (for science!) was going on.
Ellary's Greens on the walk from the Housing Works fair up to the park, which I had only just read a review of that morning by Abby. I had stopped just to look at their menu, and they had exactly that scramble and toast offered.
So despite Abby's not altogether positive review, we walked over, arriving at 3:26 - 4 minutes before brunch was supposed to end. Long story short, G was not able to finagle a scramble out of the kitchen and, tired and hungry, was not very happy about it. "WTF."
Instead, he got a chickpea burger with escarole and tomato jam, which came with nothing on the side:
and I got the portabella mushroom sandwich, which also looked slightly lonely on its plate:
We then decided to walk over to Lula's vegan ice cream shop, on the other side of town. (Abby, basically this day was me following yr little bejeweled footsteps all over the city!)