The NYC Subway has closed for the second time in it’s 109 year history. The crippling effects of this are lost to the rest of the world, to some degree, unless you are a NYer. Not to be snarky, exclusive or belittle those Floridians and other places that have felt devastating effects of weather with my words BUT, just that the 9 million plus of us use the subway for just about everything from getting to work to getting groceries. When it stops, so does New York City. Confined to our neighborhoods, the wine shop and video store get mobbed in preparation for the storm. The bread and milk disappear from the supermarket shelves and the streets thin out with people.
Since the majority of us in the tri-state are sitting at home working, pretending to work or playing, I though a little meal chronicle would be fun. Please feel free to send or comment with your own hurricane snacks.
Breakfast, Monday Oct 29 (pictured above)
Fried egg over medium, black forrest ham and english cheddar on a 9-grain roll.
Pre-Breakfast, Tuesday Oct 30
Storm surge waters on the east river. Note you can’t see under the piers. Looking west towards the 14th st con ed plant the exploded leaving much of lower manhattan powerless.
Storm Aftermath Station
Dinner, Tuesday Oct 30
A whole bunch of awesome. Hanger steak with home made chimichurri. Hen of the wood and baby bello mushrooms with truffle oil. Salad with tomatoes and grana padano. Remainder of the wine from last night. Fresh bottle of prosecco.
Dessert redux, Tuesday Oct 30
An unrelated Sandy ruckus. The C-Town delivery truck took down the scaffolding outside the supermarket. Closed the street so buses were stuck. Just not looking good for getting around.
Dinner, Wednesday Oct 31
Spaghetti Pomodoro. First time out of the house for food since Monday. Feels good but also feels bad considering those who are in trouble still. I’m eating in a restaurant and otehrs are still bailing out basements.
Wednesday Oct 31
Blacked out lower Manhattan and Illuminated Midtown Manhattan. Very weird (click image for full size version)