Sometimes I think about replaying mine and J’s relationship through food/restaurants. Like… a walk through all the restaurants and that have special memories from the last 3 years ( both the good and the bad). Here’s what it would include:
Fatty Crab – the scene of our third date (the second was hitting golf balls at Chelsea Piers and was highly embarrassing on my end). My pick, obvs. It was also the place where I ordered a dish that was so spicy my face turned bright red and I had to consume coconut milk to calm down my taste buds… after I had just gone a spiel about how much I hate coconut.
Perilla – where we celebrated our first year anniversary. But actually, more special, where we randomly popped in for dinner on a quiet Memorial Day weekend and had one of the best meals we’ve had as a couple. Plus, we love Top Chef.
Porter House – We got a free meal here pretty early into our relationship (thanks to the perks of working at a magazine). It was pretty decadent — steaks, wine, and oysters. And the night ended with a free hotel stay at the Mandarin Oriental hotel… I wonder if he thought this would be indicative of the rest of our relationship? Maybe I tricked him!
Ninja – J’s 26th birthday (so weird that this is the age I’m turning in a week), and the first birthday we spent together. I took him to Ninja, and he absolutely loved it! It’s where I learned that he’s a sucker for samurai swords and magic tricks.
J… anything I’m forgetting? Weird that there aren’t any places on this list in the LES or in Brooklyn.