*I WENT FOR A RUN TODAY*
Yep- a Christmakwanzakuh miracle. More on that later.
I'm trying to catch you up on all the fun pre-travel shenanigans that went down last week! Here's SUNDAY!
My friends Jarred and Genevieve stayed with us Saturday evening and I had promised them delicious brunch the following AM! After bundling up (the cold finally hit NY), we headed to Tom's Restaurant in Prospect Heights.
This place is the real deal- super old school, serving up classic diner fare and NY specialties like egg creams.
This joint is POP-U-LAR. As in, line out the door and line once you're inside popular. But trust me, it's worth it.
The food is fantastic and the decor is a bonus!
After waiting outside for about 20 minutes in the cold, Genevieve and I were VERY happy to be indoors!
The kitschy eclecticism on display can best be described as Applebees/ TGI Fridays meets your Grandma's house... Random, beautiful and awesome...
Aside from the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes (which Genevieve ordered- they're epic), the Cherry Lime Rickey is one of their most popular items, for good reason- so refreshing!
I went with the Harvest Pancakes- sweet corn and dried cranberry goodness. Seriously, the most beautiful, hot pillowy happy cakes I've ever snacked upon. With a side of beef salami, I was in HEAVEN.
Later on I met up with another set of friends and we strolled to the Union Sq Holiday Market to visit my hubs at the Wafels and Dinges stand.
I was still stuffed from my pancake earlier, so I gave my wafel to my friend Felicia.
Her husband went off to do some shopping so she and I sat in Au Bon Pain and chatted over soup.
Tune in tomorrow for my travel recap!