Saturday, April 30, 2011

Time Flies... April 30th

I can't believe it was two years ago yesterday that we got Peanut! And to refresh your memory, Peanut got his name because he was this small when we got him (and weighed less than a pound at nearly 7 weeks!):

But he's grown up to be a big boy!

(Getting a chin rub!)

I've been very busy lately with my real estate course, but I have gotten some good eats in...

The other day I went to one of the only good Thai restaurants in Astoria, called ThreeE on Broadway (b/w 34th & 35th st.). It really reminds me a lot of Spice, Sea Thai, etc. and I'm able to get really good pad see ew there (which is broad rice noodles with tofu in a black soy sauce-- one of my favorite dishes).

(It's on a leaf plate, so kind of hard to see.)

The only annoying thing is that nowhere in Astoria can I find really good lunch deals. For example, you can't get a free appetizer like spring rolls with your lunch. You'd think prices would be much better in Astoria, but not really!

But when I was in Manhattan the other day I stopped by my favorite authentic chinese restaurant, Suzie's (in the village).

Talk about a deal for a lunch special! You get all this food for around $7!!!

Vegetarian wonton soup.

Bean curd home style (which is basically tofu) with vegetable fried rice and veggie egg roll.

And today I went to a new brunch spot in Astoria with Melissa called Pomme Cafe (at 38th & Broadway) and we really enjoyed it.

They start you off with complementary croissants with nutella, yum!

And their pre-fixe brunch for $14 including choice of drinks... I got a mimosa and an apple cinnamon spice tea.

For my entree I got their omelette with gruyere cheese and zucchini (Melissa and I both got egg white omlettes), and this came with home fries and toast. It's funny, this is actually a picture of Melissa's dish because she got her omelette with goat cheese instead, and once I took a bite of hers I realized they had given us the wrong dishes, so we had to switch them! lol

Overall we really liked Pomme Cafe. It's a classy spot in Astoria and we'd go back again.

It looks like it's going to be a VERY busy May, so I won't get much time for blogging, but I'll try to when I can! Unfortunately I don't have this guy's schedule...


VeggieGirl said...

TWO YEARS ALREADY?!?!?! Time really does fly!

Marina said...

^^I know it. And I started the blog a month after I got him, so it's been nearly two years since that too!

Anonymous said...

Yum yay for prix fix meals! brunch looked great - so does Pnut!! :)

Vegan Chick Pea said...

I just wanna give that cat the biggest hug! :)

Missy said...

Congrats again on your exam today and good luck tomorrow!! So exciting!! Yum brunch was delicious!

Marina said...

^^Thanks! :)