We went to Madison Square Park and environs to sample the food and music at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. There were chefs/pitmasters from all over the country and opportunities to try all different regional styles. Even Henry, who’s sometimes a picky eater, couldn’t resist the ribs and pulled pork.
We attended the annual food fest, Taste of Tribeca, in our neighborhood on Saturday. This was Henry’s third time attending and our eighth. This is one of our favorite yearly events and it is also a chance to support the local schools. Henry was Spiderman for the day and enjoyed wearing the sword he received from a nice lady making balloon animals for the kids.
This past weekend, Henry, Mark and I attended the Annual Cookie Walk, (although this was the first time we heard of it and attended it). It was a fun holiday event in which church parishioners at St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church, bake a variety of holiday themed cookies and sell them to raise money for their church. Henry was able to gather as many cookies as would fill a Chinese food takeout box. He also crafted a snowman from marshmallows. Currently, Henry is very intrigued by snowmen and really wants to build one. He ended up eating one instead.
Lunch at Seither’s Seafood in Harahan.
We had an eventful Saturday. I ran the Brooklyn Half Marathon first thing. I came home to get my boys and we went to the 20th Annual Taste of Tribeca. This was our sixth time attending the food festival and since Henry never stops moving, it is a little harder to sit and enjoy and the food. We were still able to enjoy a nice sampling of many local restaurants.
After attending the food festival, we headed to SoHo for a birthday party for a friend, Evan, at the Scholastic store. Afterwards, we enjoyed a few beers with the Studleys. Henry and Hudson shared some quality time running around and yelling at one another. Luckily, it was a quiet Saturday afternoon at the bar and the bartenders were very accommodating.
We had a low-key Thanksgiving with a few friends. Henry’s Thanksgiving this year was much different than last year mainly because he was able to eat a lot of same food we were. He really liked the duck his dad made (we eat duck on Thanksgiving purely because we prefer it to turkey). He also had his first taste of pumpkin pie and liked that a lot too.