J. Legume is leaving soon! It was so rad to meet her and hang out. She even introduced me to a lot of awesome vegan places in New York that I am just such a creature of habit that I'd never go to on my own, or as a local am too busy with my head down powering through the crowds, I'd never know were there - The Bagel Store, the Dr. Cow vegan cheese store, Norbert's, and finally: BUNNA!
Bunna is an Ethiopian place RIGHT NEAR MY HOUSE! And it's gorgeous and huge inside, and the food is amazing, and priced just right.
OK weird story - this was Tuesday night, the last time Julia and I'd be able to see each other before she went home to Portland, but a friend e-mailed during the day and said she was having a hard time and asked to get drinks. This month so far has been pretty cool and I've gotten to know certain friends better. I also appreciate them for being game when I randomly asked to start hanging out - and then their putting up with my complaining, occasional crying, ranting, and general awkwardness. So Rachel and I were just closing on last minute plans for a quick drink after work (she is a former co-worker and works across the street) when THE STORE WAS EVACUATED!! Wild, right?? Rachel could see all the firetrucks from her building. So then I KNEW we had to have drinks. And I'm glad we did. We got some REAL TAWK did and I hope she felt better just having aired her feelings. That's a tangent but my point is - I hope I'm learning to be a better friend this month. And thank you to everyone so far who has let me invade their life. I hope you all know how much you are helping.
SO ANYWAY, I got to Bunna a little late (I'm sorry Julia!!) and slightly tipsy. This is the one blurry, dark photo I got.
Injera and 5 samplings - mushroom tibs, two kinds of lentils, kale, and roasted beets.
So, yeah. I will be back. Thanks again, J. Legume. Bon voyage. See you on the West Coast.