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Who doesn’t love a Tasty Noodle?!

6 Feb

I just returned to my warm and cozy basement apartment in Denver.

What a great little weekend trip, out on Friday night and back in by Sunday night!

I’m still dreaming about the fresh hand pulled noodles we enjoyed today in Chinatown. New York is known for the amazing authentic food in it’s international offering, and Chinatown was obviously no exception.

Upon first seeing the noodles advertised as “fresh” and “hand-pulled” I thought, “how can they be really any different than other noodles I’ve had before in a Chinese restaurant?” After taking my first bite, it was very clear! They are the most delicious noodles I’ve ever had…ever. The difference is in the texture and in the general taste. They taste so fresh and they have a tacky texture to them, sort of chewy. We ordered dishes for the table that were shared among everyone. We had 2 pan-fried noodle plates with chicken and shrimp, a soup with shrimp and egg, and dumplings made from pork. Everything was delicious!

After lunch and the parade we walked to SoHo, got some coffee, saw some shops and had to get to Penn Station where we grabbed a beer to kill a little time and I couldn’t leave New York without getting a slice too!

I boarded the NJ Transit train to the Newark airport and was on my way home. My plane took off 17 minutes after the Super bowl started and the game was over by the time I landed. Bummed that I missed the game, but we did get score updates throughout the flight. Go Pack! I guess good things come from Wisconsin 😉

It’s good to be home, good night!

Em

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Xin nian kuai le!!!

5 Feb

I’m standing here at Confucius square in NYC waiting for the parade to come through.
This is the most important day in the Chinese year because it represents rebirth and continuing the wealth and prosperity of the previous year.

This new year is the year of the Rabbit!!

Xin nian kuai le!!!

Em

Dim-sum here I come! I’m off to celebrate Chinese New Year, in Chinatown!

4 Feb

So I’m back at DIA again, this place is beginning to feel more and more like home. I’m on my way to New York City to celebrate the Chinese New Year in style.
Right now I’m sitting in the new 5280 Lounge that recently opened on the upper level of the B Concourse. You see it as soon as you emerge from the train.
This place is a must if you have some time to kill before your flight. It’s name precedes itself, it definitely lends the lounge atmosphere and you’ll seem to forget you’re in an airport at all.
They have an extensive wine list by the glass and the bottle (if you have lots of time to kill). Their beers are all from local Colorado breweries and they offer “Colorado Inspired Cocktails” such as The Mile High Manhattan, The Colorado Corpse Reviver, and Bright and Sunny in Colorado. Many are made with Leopold’s American Small Batch Gin, which is a local distillery.

I’m just finishing my New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale and one of their delicious small plate options. My waitress was beyond pleasant!

Gotta catch my flight! I’ll see you in NYC!!

Em