A Different Kinda Beet

Hey there blogosphere! Long time no post huh? I know it’s been awhile but I wanted to tell you about this place I just ate at this weekend in NYC, called The Little Beet Table.  Now I discovered this place via Instagram and immediately thought of some peeps I know that are gluten free.  Have a friend in from AK made this a great occasion to try it.  If you have ever tried to eat a GF diet you know it can be a bit challenging to find places let alone dishes that met your dietary requirements.  Some people have to for health reasons, but I am not a health blog so about this place…

The Little Beet is located along Park ave, nestled between building and fairly non-descript. The premise is that the menu is influenced by what is in season and healthy vegetables and whole foods.  (Not going to lie I was a bit dubious, until I looked at the menu and was sold on the sweet potato toast)  The interior is the same, simple and straight forward.  Menu covered the basics and then some, and don’t worry meat eaters there are some meats on the menu.

So my friend and I went in and ordered the banana bread with hazelnut butter, sweet potato toast, maple French toast and the roasted sweet potatoes.  Course I love me some taters (in like any format) so I was like a pig in shit.  Not only was the service friendly and on point so was the food.  I mean honestly I think neither one of noticed that we ate a mostly vegetarian meal.  The banana bread was delish, light, creamy and not to banana-y if you know what I mean.  My French toast was AHHHHHMAZING, covered in syrup and crème fraiche.  I think they used the banana bread as the base and I’m mad I never thought of it.  I also got the roasted sweet potatoes with sea salt and olive oil.  HOLY COW, I think it will be my new go to for cooking them.  Everything was fresh, clean and seasoned just right and not over powering.

Overall I’d say 4 out of 5 forks, simply because of the sweet potatoes.  Even if you aren’t GF give it a try and see before you knock it.


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Gaming Gear to Adore

I’ve noticed that ever since I bought a PS4 over a year ago there is nothing that I enjoy more than staying home and lounging around gaming.  One of my go to items is becoming yoga pants and a comfy top, plus with cats that get cat hair errrywhere I like to have “house clothes” and these work out great.  Plus sometimes I’m motivated to work out in an attempt to get back into shape and well nothing inspires me to do that more than fab workout clothes, am I right?  But who has that kind of time to shop for fun and maybe tres chic activewear?  Not I.  Enter subscription boxes….

Now I’m sure you’ve all heard about these.  You sign up to a brand (Julep, StichFix, Lost Blvd) and get monthly goodies delivered right to your door.  Try it, like it, keep it.  Pretty simple right?  Well if you’re like me maybe on occasion you want something, dare I say sexy???? Enter Adore Me.   What started out as a lingerie box subscription has also added on plus and activewear.   So like most services you take a quick quiz and they curate items for you.  Behold the magic of SCIENCE!  Then you pick and they ship it, like it, keep it.  It’s almost like a direct to consumer merchant so they can offer super great items at lower prices.  So here I’m thinking what a great idea this is.  Plus (I hope you’re not reading this mom) I can buy sexy undergarments….and not leave my apartment to do this.  Because that is soooooo 90’s…#aintnobodygottimeforthat

Look as women we all ENJOY wearing something sexy under our clothes and Adore Me’s mantra is “Its about what you leave on”.  Nothing can make us feel more empowered and confident then a great set of under garments (not to mention slimmer) trust me.  A new bra and I’m visually 10lbs lighter.  Go get a fitting and see.   I mean they are SO much more than just bra’s and panties now, so there is sure to be something for everyone.  Want to stay motivated to slay that workout?  Athleisure is not a new trend but seems to persist and Adore Me has some super cute styles, so you can look good either gaming or doing that downward dog pose. And even though I’m sitting around killing bosses and finding mystical quests, maybe I want to feel sexy yah dig?  Also nothing is better than a matching set and ladies is 2017, lets get with it.  Please invest in at least 2 matching sets of bra and panties (#stayclassy) and you can thank me later.  Wear it the next time you go for groceries, yoga or that Monday meeting and just see how you feel.

So click over and sign up today, refer a friend and get $15.  AND they have an app should you want to be strictly mobile, cause you know like why not? Treat yourself to some new gear and I’m sure the price will be just as good as waiting until someone has a sale.

P.S. FREE EXCHANGES-easy peasy ladies….

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Plus I wanted you to see me in my natural environment LOL

Theres an App for that…

So recently I signed up for a newsletter from Tasting Table because well I love food, I mean who doesn’t right?  Plus living in the NYC one is bombarded with countless places to eat it’s almost impossible to keep up.  I signed up because I wanted reciepes and things to know about NYC food scene (ummm food blogger here) and liked how TT had it all together.  So I get the email and scroll down and see a call out for this app called DINE.  Not to be confused with the dating app….

But there is a serious lack of food dining apps that allow you to curate what you want to eat.  I had one years ago and well they went the way of the dodo so DINE it is.  I love that the app allows you to search be hood, food type and even “hot spots”.  So I honestly have yet to really use it but I figured all my foodies would enjoy knowing about this gem, as if your like me sometimes you want a new place but Google doesn’t give you want you want right away.  Plus what if you are on the go?  Who not open the app and find a place?  Hopefully this app will allow me to save faves along with reviews.

I will report back once I have used it and let you know my success.  But if you have it let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Buen provecho!

Night at Nobu

So the other week I went to Nobu with a friend of mines for dinner.  Now this was all prompted by a family member who asked me to go and peep the scene.  First let me say Nobu is one of those places that you go to be seen with the expectation of good food.  So the experience…

The décor was dark and reminded me of a wine cellar, lots of dark woods and lots of little lights.  Now it wasn’t initially too bad as we got there BEFORE the dinner rush and nightfall.  So we had lots of natural light.  We also went to the original location on 57th and because it was before the rush we got prompt seating.  So we scored a booth close to a window right above the bar. Terrible idea, the acoustics of the place do NOT lend themselves to having a conversation that didn’t lean towards screaming.  I did enjoy however the cases of sake they had behind the wall of the bar that ran alongside the stairs to the dinning level. As the sun started to set there was such minimal lighting it was kinda hard to make out some of the foods brought unless you got close.

So on to the food.  My compadre decided to get the Omakase, which is basically a mystery serving of dishes based on what is in season.  Which is totally cool if you want to see what a place is about and sets you back about $100. You get about 8 dishes, small samples really. I however decided to get California rolls and Creamy Spicy Crab.  Honestly what a bust.  I could score better Japanese food in Chinatown than what I got.  The creamy spicy crab was imitation crab in a cheese sauce that had been broiled and served with might have been roe.  There was no side to accompany this dish and was considered a “main” dish.  Some of the things that my friend got were an avocado hand roll, fish soup, black miso cod, ramen, and crab tempura.  The best thing was the crab tempura that came with rice vinegar that got poured over it.  They were stone crab claws (which are pretty good and meaty).   I decided that black miso cod is sooooooooooooo not my thing.  The desert she got was the Whisky Cappuccino, OMFG great.  Whiskey foam, gelato, and a mix of cinnamon and cardamom.  So delish.

Overall, don’t do it to yourself. And not for that price.  We had a good time and some of the pieces were decent but Nobu was more about the hype than the actual food.  Maybe I’d go back and try something else but I kind of doubt it.  I’ve had better Japanese at the spot down from my job in downtown.  I’d give them 1.5 out of 5 forks.  As always this is my personal opinion and I always encourage people to try shit on their own.  I mean we all like different things right?

Black Miso Cod

Their version of a taco.

“Creamy” Spicy Crab  

Some fish soup

LuLa Roe LUX OOTD 8/24/16

So here we are again….Wednesday and me feeling bad that I’m not doing more blogging.  I mean I do have the time, but real talk I’ve been feeling super blah and lazy.  And you know whats great when you feel that way?  A dress.  Yes a freaking dress.  Its the easiest piece of apparel to just throw on, add accessories (as seen in photos) and go.  So before I devolve and start venting here are the deets.

Dress LuLa Roe (ummm OMFG they are NOT lying about comfort)

Shoes Vans (Old)

Jewelry Chloe+Isabel (Old) and Bauble Bar

Always leave some words and stuff LOL

Xo

BTW those glasses I mentioned yest by Warby Parker…would be KILLER with this outfit…IJS


Fashionable Gaming (Eye See You)

What comes to mind when thinking about people who game and fashion items?  Not the I play a video game here and there once every 3 years, but people that are more like “I play daily and got a raid to do tonight with my team to defeat this crazy boss”.  Eyeglasses.  Lord knows why but there seems to be the conception that “gamers”  (and I use this term VERY loosely) wear glasses.  I mean ok, I “game” and I wear glasses. Also I treated myself to a PS4 last year and my god all I can think is why did I wait so long?  NEWho…eyeglasses.  If you wear them you know the struggle of finding a reasonable priced pair that are (dare I say it) fashionable.  Well in this day and age we have this thing called the interwebs and one of the formost brands out there now is Warby Parker.  If you wear glasses you know all about this innovative brand, started by two guys out of an apartment looking to provide direct to consumers frames. And now they are almost cult classic.  I mean these are sleek, classic and on trend styles.  Plus they do good, buy a pair and a pair get donated.  But how does this tie into gaming you ask?  Weeeeelllllll…….

Enter Kill Screen. A Boss if you will of the gaming industry.  Kill Screen (much like WP) was a start up that wanted to show why games are important culturally.  But here is where why differ from traditional “gamer” mags, they actually provide high end reviews and content around culture, gaming, and design in general. With an understanding that games and gamers are diverse (I mean they have a 10 point vision statement!) they want people to understand that games are serious business.  From all the press you could say that they are the Rolling Stone of gaming.  I tooled through the site and lots of great stuff covered  from news articles to reviews of games (even obscure stuff).

Now what do gamers who wear glasses struggle with? (Other than bad press about body types) GLARE!  Dear lord that and the basic hipster black frames makes me cringe.  Well Warby Parker and Kill Screen have got that remedied and it doesn’t require a quest or defeat of a level 40 boss.  The two innovative brands have joined forces (kinda like Kirito from SAO) to bring us a limited edition style of frame.  WP is using their classic Burke frames in (was there any other color option) glacier gray embossed with the KS logo.  I mean LOOK at them, gorg.  I love the hint of color and the shape of the frames and they look like there is enough surface area that I can see my entire screen while playing crucible, and take out opponents.

I mean how cool are these frames?  Plus they are limited edition, and as a someone whose into gaming when you get that exotic or hard to find item you want every one to know.  And that’s what makes these great, LIMITED EDITION!!!  So peep the photos and let me know what ya’ll think about this collabo…which btdubbs drops today!  .

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