Am I in the mood for a burrito or sheets?

Only in New York can you walk into a housewares store and walk out with lunch.  At least I think you can only do this in New York.  For the unfamiliar the Bed, Bath & Beyond store in Chelsea has a Cafe (as a friend once put it, "That’s the way Beyond part.").  I don’t love their salads, my usual lunch, but the burritos are fantastic.  (Disclosure: I know less than nothing about Mexican food, so what I think is fantastic is completely relative.)

I particularly like the veggie burrito.  First, because I feel sort of virtuous eating it.  Second, because the carrots and eggplant are sweet and contrast with the spicy salsa.  Yum!

Cafe Beyond
Bed, Bath & Beyond
620 6th Avenue

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Lunch: Good company, okay food

My friend Carrie and I had lunch at Mayrose today.  It’s a diner-with-a-twist in the Flatiron District.  I always want it to be better than it is.  In my memories it’s this yummy place, but then I go there and am almost always disappointed.  The meatloaf was so-so, as were the mashed potatoes, and the "mushroom" gravy was gluey.  Sigh.

That’s okay.  Lunches like this aren’t about the food (as uber-agent Joni Evans once said, "I can always find something to eat.").  Carrie and I had a great time and caught up on life, love, and work. 

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