Lunch: Friday, April 17, 2009

photo47Trick of the lunch trade: If you have to eat something boxed/canned/frozen, add something fresh. Plus, you’ll get in a serving of vegetables (good for you!).

Chunky guacamole and grilled chicken from Amici 36‘s huge sprawling hot-and-cold lunch buffet — the photo below is just one third of the offerings — made this photo216Whole Foods “Whole Kitchen” bean and rice burrito taste, well, not authentically Mexican, but pretty delicious anyway.

And with the rest of the guac sort of coated the greens below, I didn’t even need salad dressing. Mmmm … avocado…

COST: >$5
PREP TIME: Stroll to Amici 36 and back, plus 2 minutes in the micro


Breakfast: Friday, April 17, 2009

Street crêpe a la NYC.

Sitting here minding my own business and suddenly, a vision of the crêpes I saw stacked up on a cake stand at Macaron Cafe the other day invaded my consciousness.

Done. The only thing left to be determined was: sugar, jam or Nutella? I opted for the tart-sweet raspberry jam sitting on the counter in a big bowl.

Scoop, slather, fold, bundle (pay) and I was back out on the street in five minutes.

Apparently I was hungry: I’d nearly devoured the crêpe in the time it took me to walk back. No street-side Parisian crêpe this one, but still such a delight.

COST: $2.75

EARLIER: Look at them there, all lined up. So, so pretty.