Tuesday, October 30, 2018

TAP NYC Review

Although I love Washington DC's food scene, it cannot rival New York City's abundance of 100% gluten-free restaurants and cafes. After spending an especially blustery fall morning exploring around Central Park, I walked a few blocks over to TAP NYC, one of such magical eatery where everything is gluten-free. The restaurant serves up crepes, salads, acai bowls, and coffee drinks in cute cafe setting so it was a perfect pick for a late breakfast stop. Crepes are one of those foods that are so hard to find both gluten and dairy-free, so I was excited to have an opportunity to choose from sweet and savory options.

TAP NYC's menu is built on the endlessly versatile tapioca starch (from cassava), which is native to Brazil. Of course I am familiar with tapioca in as far as seeing it in the ingredient lists for food I have purchased, but I was interested to see it placed center stage, as it is on TAP NYC's menu. 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Friedmans Review (Dinner)

Knowing that a work trip would bring me to New York City for several days, I decided to make the most of the opportunity and built in time for exploring the city a day before my official duties started. 

Of course if I can make it happen, seeing a Broadway or off-Broadway show is a must do for any New York City visit, and this trip was no different. With tickets to see the limited run play American Son in hand, I went to work researching potential restaurant options in the Times Square and Theater District area. I quickly zeroed in on Friedmans at the historic Hotel Edison. Having stopped by their Chelsea Market location for lunch awhile back, I knew their gluten-free options are unsurpassed, so I needed no further persuasion to make my decision.