It's cold! This new phenomenon caused me to pile on the three warmest things I own: A flannel button up, wollen pullover, and this massive and beautiful tentacle scarf my multitalented friend Danielle knitted for me.
Standing right smack dab in the middle of Broadway before boarding the subway for Cuban food in Nolita.
Plaid and stripes? I think so!
Once downtown, we went to Café Habana, and I had my first Cuban sandwich! As a connoisseur of the sandwich, having a Cuban has long been on my to-do list. Though the Bay Area is rich in banh mi and tortas, there was nary a Cuban sandwich to be found. I've been missing out--slow roasted pork, ham, pickle, and swiss, yum!
As an appetizer we got their "Grilled Corn Mexican Style," which is served with chili powder, lime, and cotija cheese. It was yummy, but the secret scene stealer were the delicious fries that came with my sandwich.
Devin got the Enchiladas Suizas (grilled chicken with a creamy tomatillo sauce, black beans, and rice.) This platter encompasses the best Mexican food we've had here so far.
Afterwards we wandered around and found McNally Jackson Books. They curated a really stellar collection (me=extensive comics, Devin=a lot of rare fiction), and I dug the little tableaus they scattered about the small space. The cookbook selection on a dinner table...
Travel book nook.