When I ate meat, Thanksgiving was a gift from the Gods. I put in zero work preparing the food, and I got to eat my weight in both turkey and ham without feeling an ounce of guilt. And, as if things couldn't get any better, I had enough leftovers to keep me alive when I went back to college. Back then, Thanksgiving was the holiday to beat.
Boo! Halloween weekend is right around the corner! If you haven’t nailed down some plans, here’s an idea: classy Halloween bar crawl. At VenueBook, we’ve done the homework and rounded up some of our best boozy venues for the perfect evening in East Village and Lower East Side!
After enjoying the 80 degree weather in NYC last week - I was in full denial that summer had in fact ended. However, now that the temperatures have cooled once more and the leaves have begun to change, I can no longer deny that we are in the midst of autumn.
As we dive into Fall, despite the 80 degree weather that we're having in NYC, we are bombarded by specialty drinks and menus. By this time every year, you're drowning in Pumpkin Spice Lattes and butternut squash anything. Or maybe your mom has started flooding your Facebook timeline with every imaginable pumpkin-inspired recipe (thanks, mom).
Being a vegetarian in the city is way easier than most places. There’s a wide variety of food, and you’re guaranteed to know like 1,000 other people that are vegetarians too. So, naturally, there’s a decent market for it. Plus, you have all those people that just like eating vegetarian because it’s fun and makes them look cool (aka me).
I’ll be the first to admit that I have high standards for vegetarian friendly restaurants. Pasta doesn’t count. Vegetarians are always forced to go to restaurants they don’t want to go to just because their friends think that having pizza, pasta, and a few non-meat salads on the menu make them great vegetarian options. Trust me, we eat enough of that at home because we are too lazy to make legitimate meals for ourselves. When we go out, we want to be wined and dined: vegetables we’ve never even heard of over a bed of greens or grains that we can’t spell.Using my professional opinion and exquisite taste, I’ve picked my top three restaurants (in no particular order) that truly represent the idea of being vegetarian-friendly. I’ve also included an honorary mention to make sure this was a truly fair competition.