SOL March challenge Day 27
Yesterday I wrote about going to New York for the day. Some may think it a bit extravagant to spend all that money on theatre tickets, train tickets, and food for just one day. Well, that is my vice.
Anyway, a trip to New York (or anywhere else for that matter) would not be complete without a good meal. Finding a good place to eat within the time frame we had was a bit challenging. You see, Kathy and I don’t eat meat on Wednesdays during Lent.
When arrived at Penn Station, we decided to walk around to see what kinds of food places were located there. There were several, but most were chain restaurants or sandwich shops. I wanted more than that for dinner. I wanted a cooked meal.
As we made the round we spotted a place called Kabooz’s. They had an interesting menu posted out front. We thought that might be a possibility.
We decided to walk up 7th Avenue to 42nd Street where the theatre was locater. We kept out eyes open for any restaurants along the way. Didn’t see much that appealed to us. It was now 1:00. We hadn’t had lunch yet and we had to get to the theater by 1:45 to pick up our tickets. Because of when we bought them (Sunday) and thin being Wednesday there wasn’t enough time to have them sent. Printing e-tickets wasn’t an option for this theater,
We passed a place that looked like a good spot for lunch. We knew that we could order, eat, and leave within a half hour. There were two levels of seating so that wouldn’t be a problem. Most importantly, though, they had fish for our meatless Wednesday. We deserved a break today. (This should tell you where we ate.)
After lunch we continued up to 42nd Street, got our tickets, and went to our seats. Great seats! As I mentioned yesterday, 5 rows from the stage and aisle seats. The best part, and I didn’t know this when I bought the seats, For her first appearance in the show Kristen Chenoweth walked right beside me to the stage. Wow! The show was really a fun show.
Leaving the theatre after the show, we saw it was raining. It was 4:30 and our train left at 6:30. We still had no place to eat. I decided that if it was raining I didn’t really want to eat in the theater district and then make a mad dash down to 33rd street on a full stomach in hopes that we would not miss our train.
We decided to go back to Penn Station and eat at Kabooz’s. What a perfect choice that turned out to be. Their special of the day was lobster ravioli served with a garden salad. Delicious! Of course, if you are eating in a restaurant for the first time you must have dessert. After all, we all know that the establishment takes out all calories if you have never eaten there before. It is their way of enticing you to come back.
We were both pretty full, so Kathy and I decided to get one dessert and split it. They had a chocolate raspberry crunch that sounded good to me. Unfortunately, they had none yesterday. Well, then we thought we would go for the pina colada cake. Excellent choice. It was as good as it looked in the picture on the menu.
I would definitely eat there again. Everything on the menu sounded good. One nice thing about eating there was that we finished dinner around 6:15. We had fifteen minutes to wait for our train. We were already in the station so we didn’t have to run on a full stomach.
One final note about Amtrak. Their trains are wifi hot spots so since I had my Kindle I was able to read and comment on SOL slices. I knew I would be too tired to do it when we got home.