As Jon just said, "This is the time of year you want to eat a potato and take a nap." Our carb-venture began Friday night with ramen at Ippudo and continued into Saturday with--of course--doughnuts from Doughnut Plant.
As always, Doughnut Plant has season-appropriate flavors, including pumpkin (left) and apple spice (right) for the month of October. I foresee a pumpkin cookie recipe in my future.
Then on to Teariffic in Chinatown for bubble tea and more noodles--udon this time.
Over the bridge to Brooklyn Heights...
where we stumbled upon a movie shoot. No celeb sightings this time, though. Darn!
We wandered around Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill all afternoon, enjoying the crisp fall air and all the Halloween decorations. At left, Halloween scarecrows, pumpkins, and hay bales (!?) spanning the window sills of a brownstown in Cobble Hill. At right, a sukkah for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot on Kane Street.
We ended the day with an earlyish supper at little Polish diner called Teresa's Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights. Ahhh...the food of my people. Well, my father's people. Continuing our day of carb-loading, we started with potato pancakes with sour cream and applesauce.
Kielbase...and mashed potatoes! Beef Stroganoff...and noodles! Needless to say, we took a cab home to Manhattan.