Food Pic of the Week

I’m still trying to get back into the groove of getting back to my blog updates. 

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Since I’m trying to drop a few pounds, I decided to break my intermittent fasting periods with two scoops of protein powder and then have a nice balanced dinner. Yes, I know this is not technically food, but I needed a moment to bitch about something. This GNC Performance Pro brand tastes like crap. Actually, it tastes like crap mixed with dirt, anger, and evil. Normally, I tend to purchase protein power that Muscle Milk makes, but I was conned by GNC 2 for 1 deal for Performance Pro. Now, I have to struggle through two containers of this crap . . . maybe I will learn to like the taste. Even if this was 2 for 1, I wonder if I can exchange the unopened container for something less nasty like urine, spoiled milk, or raw sheep’s liver?

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Food Pic of the Week (FPOTW)

It has been a while since I’ve posted an FPOTW. For some reason, I just have not been able to get into my WordPress groove . . . much like my diet plan. 

Tacuba Hell’s Kitchen ( *** )

The restaurant is a kind of bougie-style, slightly upscale Mexican joint. This was my second time visiting the restaurant. For my first visit, I really had to pee so I bought a margarita, which was delicious. Normally, if I have to use a business’ restroom, I will order an item . . . it’s just polite. This was my first time eating at Tacuba. Although the food was good, it was a bit pricey because I have eaten better Mexican food for half the price. In NYC, you pay for a restaurant’s rent, not for the food. 

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Carnitas

I was playing around the small ass tortillas. Then again, I do have large hands. 

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Some drink served in a pineapple

My roommate from grad school and I shared this $24 “adult” pineapple beverage. It seems as it was a $24 thing of pineapple juice. I believe that there are grilled pineapples in there somewhere . . . maybe that’s why it was so pricey. 

All in all, it was an ooooook place that I would visit once in a blue moon. I would not mind getting happy hour drinks, then going someplace else for food. I tend to visit more hole in the wall type Mexican restaurants because the food is cheaper and you get more bang for your buck

Food Pic of the Week

Marinara Pizza 985 1st Avenue ( *** )

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The MVP

Last week, I was invited to a Yelp Elite event at Marinara Pizza. Of course, the restaurant owner was all about his MVP pizza. Wait. . . I get it. LOL, I thought it was called The MVP because it was popular. It’s called MVP because they top it with marinara sauce, vodka sauce, and a pesto sauce. In my defense, when the folks at the restaurant were describing the pizza they never said the sauces in the M.V.P. order. 

Whatever, I went to that event after running 10 miles so I was a little out of it anyway. 

The pizza was amazing. Before biting into it, I was like “Three sauces? This will either be an amazing experience or a hot ass mess. I’m so glad that it was the former. 

Random Thursday – Whatever Edition

-I really have been off of my blogging game. Well, I guess that I really have not been actively participating in this game. 

-I’m out of time for this marathon. I have not completed a 20-mile run, and tomorrow is my last chance to do so before a decent taper. Where did I go wrong this training period?

-Speaking of the NYC marathon. The sh*t is real. 

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-Most folks have received their marathon virtual Goody Bags. Why is the Dunkin Donuts $2 iced coffees from 2PM – 6PM a “deal”? That promotion has been going on for a while. 

-Speaking of running. Why do all of my foot injuries happen on my right foot?

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-I cannot stand people who do not do their jobs. I was waiting to use a computer lab that was supposed to be open at 8:30 AM to print my class’ exams. I actually considered writing a letter to someone about this, but I’ve been of the mindset that you should never mess with anyone check. But, c’mon!!! Your department is supposed to be providing a service. I was annoyed pissed because this is the second time that I dragged myself from Harlem to Brooklyn (a 45-minute commute) to do a 15 minute task. 

-Speaking of commuting, there are too many people in this city.

-This book is just as trashy as I thought it would be. The handling of this administration is like a crappy reality tv show. Before you ask, I checked it out from the library because I was not trying to pay upwards to 30 bucks for Omarosa’s book.

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-This dish was nasty. Who covers a waffle with cheese? Against my better judgment, I decided to try something “new”.

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Even ordering this monstrosity was like pulling teeth.

[Me] What’s going on with this waffle?

[Confused waiter/bartender] It’s a waffle with a hen and cheese in between the  waffle. With a side of syrup.

[Me] Wait. What?

[Sista-girlfriend waitress/bartender] It’s a cheese-covered waffle with a fried hen on top. Basically, chicken and waffles.

[Me]: Oh, why didn’t he just say that.

[Confused waiter/bartender]. It’s because the hen is female.

[Me thinking to myself] WTF?

The confused waiter slightly made up for it by giving me a free shot of tequila . . . even though I asked for a shot of whiskey. A free drink is a free drink in my book.

Food Pic of the Week

This picture of the week is not bougie or classy at all. The other day I wanted to deviate from my daily lunch protein shake and grabbed a slice of pizza from Sliced ( *** ). In addition, I was a tad hungover from the previous night’s Yelp Elite event, and we all know that pizza is a perfect hangover food.

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A Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Pizza!!! I hate to say this, but I think that eggs on a pizza can work. However, it probably would have been better if the eggs were scrambled. After eating this slice, I was this close ||in ordering another slice.

Food Pic of the Week

Sottocasa Pizzeria -Harlem

The “bu” and I did not feel like cooking in our heat trap of an apt. I swear, boiling water increases the temperature in the apartment by 20, 000 degrees. We hit up a somewhat fancy pizza place in our hood. I guess it wasn’t that fancy since the wall was covered with children’s artwork.

Sausage Pizza

What a lovely spread.

  • Enjoyed the pizza and the ambience.
  • Did not enjoy all of the kids.