Deli Date

Where: Kenny & Ziggy’s Deli

With Who: Mom and Nikki

What was eaten: The Monte Cristo and The Cloak and Dagwood (best sandwich I’ve ever had!) and some Egg Cremes

To Go: The biggest eclair I have ever seen, 7 layer chocolate cake, vanilla cheesecake with chocolate mousse!

So I had to travel from New York to Houston to try out this New York style delicatessen. I have to say, one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Good good food! They are known for their giant sandwiches which you can easily split. I loved the whole ambiance of the room. It had a Sardi’s feel with the characters on the wall and they stole my idea of having a playbill border!

I give it five stars and would I highly recommend it to everyone in the Houston area!

~cc

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I’ll go back to Manhattan

This has been my first summer in 6 years that I haven’t spent in New York. At the beginning of summer I wasn’t sure how I would like being away from my city. Looking back, I have to say it was one of the best summers I’ve ever had! So glad I was home for June 3rd. Had the time of my life in eating macaroons with Nikki in Paris for a week. Got to spend lots of time with my nieces and nephew and wonderful sisters and brother in laws. Then I spent three weeks building life long friendships with the most amazing group of people and doing what I’ve always wanted to do; getting payed to perform a character that got to sing and dance her butt off on a stage I’ve been dreaming about performing on since I was a little girl!

Not to shabby of  a summer if I say so myself!

I’m back in the city now and loving NY more than ever. I’m beyond excited to see where life takes me next! In the words of Eric Robertson, fellow cast mate in Urban, “New Life. New Look. New You. New York!”

xo.

(no pic today!)

~cc

Paris Part Deux: The Food

Food, Glorious Food.

We ate SO much food. Best food of my life.

I first tried escargot on a dare and loved it. I love it even more now. Don’t be afraid to try it!

I loved that all of the restaurants served their water from old wine bottles. Added such an elegant touch!

One thing’s for sure, those Parisians certainly know how to do chocolate! Everything chocolate we at was absolutely amazing!!!! I’d go back JUST for the chocolate.

And the chocolate cake from room service? Best chocolate cake I’ve ever had.

Breakfast at Angelina’s was certainly one of my favorites. If ever in Paris you MUST get their hot chocolate. It’s like drinking chocolate soup. The richest, thickest hot chocolate. To die for!

Another note worthy comment about French eating is their portion sizes. They’re much more reasonably sized. I don’t think I ever not finished a meal. No wonder you don’t see any obese Parisians! And even though they have fast food restaurants like Subway and McDonalds, who wants to eat there when EVERY other restaurant serves fabulous french cuisine?!

Another favorite of ours were Macaroons. I don’t think we actually got a picture of the ones we ate because they were just so irresistible we would eat them right away! From what I hear, macaroons are just starting to become popular here in the states and for that I say, “Hallelujah!”

Also, I’m now obsessed with toast and goat cheese. Delish!!

 Well, we ate escargot, frog legs, duck, rabbit, cheeses, french onion soup, creme brulee, and everything chocolate.

C’est Magnifique!

~cc

Paris Part Un: Scenic Element

All you have to do is walk down a street in Paris, and you’re in love with the city.  I love going somewhere new and feeling it’s energy. As you walk along the cobblestone roads (which have no lanes!) you feel a sense of serenity. Unlike New York, no one is in her a hurry in Paris. You can’t help but realize how beautiful life is when everything slows down a bit.

There’s so much history in this city. I’m so glad we got to see all of the historic landmarks like the Arc de Triophe, Notre Dame, and the Lourve.

So I’ve never really been a tourist before, (my last vacation was Disney World at age 12), and I despise midtown tourists, so being one was quite the experience. I now have a completely different take on tourists. The frustrations of not knowing a language of the place that one is in is so embarrassing. Plus we got looked at you as if they were saying, “Oh, those stupid Americans!” We looked especially touristy whipping our maps out in the middle of streets. I have to say though, I was quite proud of myself though. My sense of direction has improved leaps and bounds and I credit it to living in NY. Living there gives you some kind of internal compass. And the streets in Paris… they make no sense! It’s a like a giant Greenwich Village! When you think you’re walking north to south your actually walking on a curve… It can get very confusing. But surprisingly, it was loads of fun getting lost. We found so many amazing places that we would’ve never found had we gone the right way.

Observing the seine.

At the Lourve.

And of course we saw the Eiffel Tower!!

View from beneath.

Then we went back to see it in the daytime!

From the streets to the palaces to the gardens… Paris, you are gorgeous!

~cc

February Celebrations

I had a very fun Birthday! Celebrated with a delicious home cooked breakfast and then later a fabulous dinner at The Melting Pot. For my birthday cake, my amazing mother made a “camera” cake. Isn’t she just brilliant?!

Now I’m not a sports person at all really, but of course my fam has to have a fantastic Superbowl Feast! So we ate our deliciousness and watched the commercials. Nikki also brought over just a few brands from her Root Beer collection. As an MT, my comments for the Superbowl were 1) Christina was good but Shoshana could take her any day and 2) What was up with Lea? I know I’m not a fan, but she seriously sounded like she had a frog in her throat. Here’s the food pics:

And of course their was Valentines Day filled with love and sweets in the Cannon household!

Happy February!!

~CC