Folly Ventures: Broadway Bites Popup Market

One of the best parts (and worst vice) about working/living in the great city of New York is being able to try numerous delicious dishes from all parts of the world.

Even better yet, NYC makes everything easier by grouping all these fabulously scrumptious food samplings in one place–like the seasonal markets. I’ve been to a couple markets here and there, but the one I am loving right now is Broadway Bites (by Urbanspace) partly because of its awesome collection of food and partly because I can haunt it on my lunch hour! (It’s an easy walk to Herald Square for me!) The market features: 20+ vendors that each show off a couple of each restaurant’s most notable cuisine pieces, cute stands, twinkle lights, a section for “adult beverages”, and a couple of areas to enjoy chowing down with friends!

An added benefit? Most stands accept credit cards, so there’s no need to hit the bank beforehand (unless one stand you really want to try truly doesn’t accept anything but cash–there has only been one of those that I have come across thus far.)

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jicamatacos

Pictured above: Jicama Tacos with shredded pork, cabbage, mango, cilantro and a seasoned sauce in a jicama shell. Light, fresh, flavorful, crunchy and absolutely delicious! (Can be found at Jicama: California Street Food)

springrolls

Pictured Above: Spring roll combo (one quinoa with tofu, cabbage, carrots, lettuce and the other quinoa with corn, carrots, lettuce in a curry sauce) with a cabbage/apple/noodle salad. (Can be found at Two Tablespoons) I love this place soooo much that I went back twice! The spring roll combos are fabulous and the noodle salads are soooo freaking yummy! I was sad to learn that the booth is by a catering company and not an actual restaurant…I hope they start one! The drink is a mango fresco. (I sadly can’t remember where I got it…)

 

padthai

Pictured Above: Chicken Pad Thai–delicious noodles and sauce. Peanut crumble was nice and crunchy and the added lime made the flavors pop even more! I would have liked more veggies, but overall a great amount of food for the price! Unfortunately this place only took cash! 😦 (Can be found at Bangkok Bar)

 

icecream

Pictured above: Strawberry ice cream between two sugar cookies–I LOVED this ice cream sandwich. I’m a huge strawberry fan and was excited to see the usual ice cream sandwich spiced up a bit. This one kind of reminded me of strawberry shortcake. I also tried an all chocolate one and a cinnamon one that was to die for!–On separate occasions, I promise!! (Can be found at the cart for Melt)



My Thoughts

Everything I have tried at this market I have loved. It’s really a great bunch of vendors and I haven’t been unsatisfied with a single meal. I think my absolute favorites have been more of the lighter options–but that is mostly because the weather has been so hot and those are the types of dishes I crave in the heat! Though overall, I have enjoyed everything I have gotten and tried of my friends’!

IF you decided to make a trip to NYC in the near future and are curious to try Broadway Bites I have a bit of sad new. This market is only going on until August 1st (open 11am-9pm daily), BUT I was happy to learn that Urbanspace will be putting it on again in the fall (October 1st-November 14th). (I will be sure to try it again then and report back!)

So now that I’ve shared my gluttonous lunch hour feasts, what have been some of your favorite lunch spots this summer? Any favorite dishes you love in this heat? Let me know!

As alway, happy exploring my lovelies!

~xo, L

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FollyLife: Fourth of July Fun

 So this holiday weekend was a very chaotic one and I meant to document more, but I was having too much fun to remember. (Sorry!) I did manage a couple of decent snaps into the weekend which I will share below!

One thing I was really excited about was this very cute DIY 4th of july mani pictured here:

nails

Isn’t it cute?! Ipsy posted a do it yourself on their blog. If you’re interested in recreating it:  Tutorial here!

I ended up using colors I had that fit the bill for nail polish (pictured below):

RED – 49 Deep Red by Isadora

Blue – 02 Blu by Sally Hansen

White – Blanc by Essie

and the OPI top coat

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I didn’t have the manicure tape, so I did a little makeshift version to be cost effective by cutting regular tape into skinny strips.  I was really proud of the outcome and got tons of compliments!

I ended up taking my lovely mani sunning on a lake (Bantam Lake) in Connecticut. I fully enjoyed the fresh air and sun!

lake nails-on-boat Later on I of course was very traditional and went to a BBQ and gorged on numerous delicious foods– all of which dissappeared before I could snap a pic of anything except some festive adult treats that I partook in! They were really yummy!

shotsIf you’re interested in recreating these, I think this link is similar to what they were, click here! (Though I think the middle white part was made with pina colada vodka!)

And of course, what would 4th of July be without fireworks? I got some rather blurry pictures of some below!

fireworks

So that was my weekend: Mani, sun, boating on a lake, eating, adult beverages, and fireworks!

Did you celebrate 4th of July? If so, where did you go & what did you do? I always love to know!

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xo~