NYC update- let me tell you about the worst bacon of my life!

  Posted by - August 4, 2015 - $$ (20-50), New York, Travel

HI from New York!!

If I lived here, I’d be like a THOUSAND pounds. I’ve been eating so much, I literally feel like a whale.

So anyways, I want to tell you guys a funny NYC foodie story.

DISCLAIMER: If you follow me on snap, then you were right there with me and you know how this ends.

It was a Sunday afternoon and I wanted to check out this place called Egg Shop… mainly for the great photo ops.

I was meeting my friends there for brunch, but the wait was 1.5 hours (ugh, shocker-!!). Usually, I’d wait… but we had a helicopter ride at 3pm. So HELLO time crunch!

Across the street we see this place called “The Butcher’s Daughter.”

I mean, I know I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But with a name like THAT, it sounds perfect for our group of carnivores. Plus, the line outside was insane, so we figured … it MUST be good.

Side: at this point, we were a few Bloody Mary’s deep.

So we sit down, and we’re all STARVING. And those BM’s we were throwin’ back? Definitely happened on empty stomachs.

The server comes, and we pretty much order the whole damn menu, plus an extra extra side of bacon.

I was super excited.

The food comes (beautifully presented), I take my food pics (you know how it goes), and then we feast.

(Please excuse my friend's crotch grab)

(Please excuse my friend, Andrew’s crotch grab)

But then- after a few bites… we all just kinda look at each other like… “So uh… how’s your food?”

First to reply is my friend Jenna: “I know this sounds aggressive, but I think this is the saddest taco I’ve ever seen!”

And get this: the “taco shell”… well… there is NO taco shell. It’s actually just a piece of LETTUCE (bottom left plate). So basically, we just paid $15 for a salad and three pieces of avocado on top.

Then I took a bite of bacon. And that was the WORST piece of bacon I’d ever had in my life.

It wasn’t even crispy! It was… chewy! WTF is that about?

We all concluded that this meal was way too healthy. And the flavors were lacking.

So when the server came & asked us how everything was… let’s just say we were all… silent (yeah, not awkward or anything).

Then Jenna breaks the ice by saying “It all tasted a little TOO healthy.”

To make things more awk, I accidentally blurted out: “YEAH!… and the bacon was really WEIRD-!”

Our server looks at us and says “oh I’m sorry to hear that. Every thing on our menu is healthy, blah blah, blah… and the bacon is made of BEANS


“Yeah… everything we serve here is vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free, made with soy and tofu”- !!!

I almost died.

Correction: we paid $15 for 3 pieces of lettuce, 3 pieces of avo, and TOFU.

Let’s just say we were DYING of laughter at our stupidity for not noticing the juice bar inside and for not taking a closer look at the menu.

Look guys, don’t get me wrong- I have a ton of respect for anyone who doesn’t eat meat. We were all just taken off guard. lolz. It’s like walking into a restaurant expecting deep dish pizza, but all they serve is rabbit food.

So the point of my story is: always do your research whenever you’re trying out a new place. Or risk getting one sad, sad meal when you were fully ready to NOSH. Haha, was I an unprepared foodie or what!?!

Anyways, hope you’re all having a wonderful week! I’ll do a full recap of my NY trip when I get back. And thanks to everyone who gave me such AWESOME recommendations in this city. You guys are seriously so rad!

PS: incase any of you guys need NYC recs, check out the comments here:





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  • Clarissa M. August 8, 2015 - 11:13 am Reply

    This was the best snapchat story ever!!! At least you made up for it from all that sushi/food you had in NY… that was seriously crazy. You are so funny and pretty on video!

    • CynEats August 16, 2015 - 11:10 am Reply

      Thanks for following along on snap! :)

  • Dennis August 7, 2015 - 2:09 pm Reply

    OMG you got me LOLing at my desk at work! This was great, it’s never happened to me before but i’m going to make sure I do my research!!

    • CynEats August 16, 2015 - 11:13 am Reply

      haha hope it doesn’t ever happen to you!

  • Daniel Fabia August 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm Reply

    Go ahead and rag on me for schaudenfruede, but that was the funniest thing I’ve read from you! One time, I got tricked into eating a vegan cookie and it was like inhaling powdery drywall. Im sorry ahahaha

    • CynEats August 16, 2015 - 11:09 am Reply

      LOL! I’ve had vegan cookies before, but I didnt think it was THAT bad.

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