We are meeting new friends for dinner. They are doing a tiny house build, doing it themselves. They are charming ( they are reading this). We meet down on the Lower East Side at a ‘see and be scene’ place called Beauty and Essex. Little tapas plates of food in combinations you only get at a place like this. the evening was delightful.
We had a chicken dish, a burger, not such good asparagus, a fairly competent cosmopolitan and great bbq fries. The building was amazing.
You walk into a little tattoo parlor feeling space and in the back is a door that leads to the restaurant. It feels like an old converted mini mansion. Huge chandeliers, bonding staircase, pony fur walls and down in the basement a few girls getting together for a party in the ladies room.
Then on to dessert at il laboratorio del gelato . It was a huge white open ice cream, no, gelato factory. with an amazing array of unusual flavors. I went for cookies and cream with hot fudge…