Friday, March 7, 2008

Burgers in New York

I’m in New York for work, but I spent yesterday catching up with Lana, one of my first friends at college, and Vince, her ex from many years ago, who now lives in NY. We’re at Daddy-O having a late-night snack and Vince is not actually miserable, though he looks so in the photo. Just a moment later, we toasted his 35th birthday and took a nicer photo. By the way, Lana and I met in our Comparative Literature 1A class, held at 8 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday the first semester of our freshman year. Occasionally, we also skipped out of Evolutionary Biology together to go shopping and drink smoothies. Now she and her husband have left San Francisco and the world of finance and live in western Mass. She’s an artist and you can see her work on her blog.

This afternoon, Lana and I had burgers, fries, and grilled veggies at Bar 89, owned by the very same Karl Kopp who owns Milwaukee's Elsa's. Both restaurants have a similar feel (same glassware, tables, vases, and Coke served from a bottle), and the burgers are fantastic. I always get the same thing: four cheeses, raw onion, medium well (because so many places get that wrong on the first try). By the way, I didn't get a burger at Daddy-O, but they serve theirs with tater tots.

Hope you are eating well and wandering around a cool city.

1 comment:

Lana said...

What a great time we had all round.