Surprise suprise.... Today focussed around food and walking! A lazy morning started with a walk to By Chloe.
As I am sure any vegan with a pulse knows that By Chloe (owned by the adorable Chloe Coscorelli) is a new vegan restaurant in NYC which consistently has lines down the street. I love the branding, I love Chloe, I love the food, I love that it is popular. I love the work she is doing. I love that she's young and conventional looking and busting vegan myths left, right and centre with everything she does.
So, we headed to By Chloe to be there when it opened as we hate (with a passion) waiting in line. Glad we did. By 11:15 there were queues down the street. We wanted to try everything but we settled on the Guac Burger, the classic burger, sweet potato fries with regular fries and 2 muffins (for Seb who still has not eaten them)
Everyone waiting for By Chloe to open!
We headed out to walk to The Daily Show studios where we had tickets to see the taping of the show via The High Line.
This was a shop that seemed to be selling activist propaganda. It was at the start of The High Line which is in the old Meatpacking District.
The High Line. Whoever managed to bring this to fruition is kind of a hero!
Slightly different angle of the streets is fun!
Some art for sale. Would have loved this....
Us waiting in line for The Daily Show. We had tickets to line up, but we were not sure if we would actually be successful in getting the tickets. We had to wait for 90 mins to get them.
We got them! YIPPEE!!!!! Trevor Noah and your cute dimples!!! We're coming!!!!!
No pictures allowed during taping obviously, but we had an absolute blast.... We have been watching the Daily Show for years and we love it!
After we fulfilled that #goal. We met up with friends we had met in NYC last time, we went over to Brooklyn to try out the amazing (and brand new) Screamers Pizzeria. Like a typical pizza joint, you can buy pizza by the slice and the calzone it was simply epic.
We were also lucky enough to see and be introduced to Joshua Katcher from The Discerning Brute (vegan men's fashion and I also love that he discussed meat and masculinity in his blog. And Leanne from Vaute Couture.(she has a high end vegan fashion label).
Thanks for Stacy and Keith for introducing us to this place and for (as always) fun times!
Image from Instagram: stacydelin. I wish we had a picture of Stacy too!
I had, what I call, my awakening thanks to Brighde Reed. I never felt good about eating meat, but I continued to do so because "it's part of the natural food chain", or "we need protein"... things so ingrained in many of our heads since childhood. A few inquisitive questions to Brighde, quite simply, changed everything. She helped me see that we humans can actually live a healthier life on a plant based diet. I had no more excuses. What made changing my ways so easy, though, was how Brighde opened my eyes to the fact that a Vegan diet isn't so much about the things you can't eat, but more about the things you can! I've never had so much fun in the kitchen, making and creating things I thought I'd have to give up, impressing people with delicious food that's, *gasp*... vegan!