Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Eating in Queens


Okay, so it's not below 0. Apparently, our friend here was telling us the weather in Celsius! But it is very cold! We arrived yesterday afternoon and came to Queens, our first foray into one of the bourroughs -- it's very cool here. I read that Queens has the most ethnic diversity of any place on Earth, and after a few walks around, I believe it. It's a wonderful mixture of people and foods. Last night we had yummy Greek food for dinner:


And this morning, Columbian pastries and breads:


Today, we're headed to the Museum of Natural History, and perhaps we'll have salad for lunch! It's beautiful outside, clear, blue skies -- but cold! It's in the 20s, though, so it's tolerable. Funny the way everyone has their faces all wound up in scarves!

11 comments:

Amber said...

Stay safe and warm, Laini!

ox :

Patry Francis said...

Oh, I SO wish I was coming!

jennifer said...

We LOVE that first pic! Oh my! So funny! Jim looks so puffy! and I love you scarf wrappage!

Have fun in NY!

paris parfait said...

Great photos! And yummy food and fun - sounds like your trip is off to a great start.

Alexandra S said...

Hey! What happened to Jim??? He doesn't look as "cool" as usual! Is it the winter coat?

Darlene said...

OMG...the pastries look fabulous!

XOXO Darlene

Terri /Tinker said...

Greek food? Pastries? Now I'm hungry!

Leah said...

my fiansor (whose father was born in Greece and whose mother is all Jewish New Yorker) grew up in Queens and his parents and brother still live there. One of the things the fiansor loved most about growing up where he did was the diversity. He said it made a strong impression on him, in a wonderful way.

we went to the museum of natural history last summer on a day that looks like it was the polar opposite of the one you experienced (it was so hot, i sweat through my shirt) and i enjoyed it SO much! what a cool place! sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Lisa PN said...

What a wonderful time Laini!

I do think that Toronto has competition with queens about diversity. I love that we can go to greek town get some loukamades(sweets) then go and eat some bulgogi in little Korea and then go and have some empanadas in Kensington Market which has everything! It's great! Come for a visit and i will show you around!

Mardougrrl said...

Arepas, bunelos and pan de bono, right? Yummy (to quote this week's SS prompt)!

You look like you are having a BLAST.

Neil said...

Yeah, someone went to Queens!