we spent all of sunday walking through manhattan.  two things we really wanted to see: 911 memorial and high line.  for dinner, we grabbed dinner with his cousin at artichoke and then dessert with my cousin at chikalicious!

i had to post this picture of me trying to hail a cab because #1) i have ever done this, #2) it’s more intimidating than i thought and #3) i obviously did not pay enough attention to sex and the city where this was done ALL throughout the show.  i used the “i need a ride” hitchhiker thumb signal! mistake. kyle was mortified.  lesson learned.

artichoke pizza in the east village.  we ordered a medium artichoke pizza. flippin’ fantastic! highly recommend.

we joined my cousin at night for some dessert at her favorite spot, chikalicious in the east village. absolutely delightful.  chikalicious is owned by a japanese woman named chika and her husband (who wears bow ties)! for $16, you get a pre-fixe with an amuse, your choice of dessert, and assorted petite fours.  we got:

  • fromage blanc island “cheese cake”
  • toasted almond ice cream with poached cherry and warm almond cake
  • seared pluot on creme anglaise with basil sorbet and sweet basil seed
  • yogurt panna cotta with pineapple sorbet