Being a New Years Baby is an interesting thing. There are perks and there are drawbacks (like any other day I assume). One bonus of sharing my birthday with a national holiday is never having to go to work. Each year I am free to plan whatever activity my heart desires and drag my poor friends along with me :) Even though we were all suffering from the night before, Jenn and Kurt were troopers and took me to an art exhibit I'd been dying to see and out to a nice dinner. Thanks, guys! I might have been in bed by 9pm but I think 27 is off to a pretty decent start.
I don't typically hear about all the happening things in the art world around the city, but I feel like everyone was talking about Ann Hamilton's exhibit, "the event of a thread", at the Park Avenue Armory. It didn't take much convincing after reading Cup of Jo's description. You had me at 'swings'.
After working up an appetite swinging, we headed for an early dinner at Freemans in the Lower East Side. I first heard about the place on Daina's blog and added it to my list of places to try. What better excuse than a birthday?! The most amazing thing about Freemans is that it is tucked at the end of this tiny, dark alley. You would never know it was there unless you were looking for it.
It took some googling, but we decided to share a plate of Devils on Horseback (cheese stuffed dates wrapped in bacon). Kurt's brother makes these when we have parties and has a slightly less appetizing name. Whatever you call them, they are still delicious!
I had the chicken pot pie special. Kurt had macaroni and cheese. Jenn had a lentil and kale salad with soup. The food was all really good but I think the real allure of Freemans is the atmosphere and location. I can't wait to go back for a drink sometime!
Thanks for a great day, Jenn and Kurt! You make entering my late twenties a little less traumatic :)