It's been a whirlwind of a couple weeks here. Again, really sorry for being so silent on the blog lately. After recovering from jetlag and catching up on work, Bryan and I hopped right back on a plane to Southern California to visit his parents for the holidays. For the first time ever, it was actually *colder* in Orange County than it was back home in Boston, where our friends enjoyed spring-like weather on Christmas Day.
We spent a crowded but super fun-filled day at Disneyland, maximizing the day by showing up right at 8AM (opening!) and leaving at midnight when the park closed. It was so fun to see all the new Star Wars stuff, like the new Force Awakens ending on the Star Tours ride and brand new Stars Wars exhibits.
We revisited our favorite rides too, limiting wait times with Fast Passes and strategic use of single rider lines (best thing ever! - we saved over 2 hours on certain rides!).
Bryan's mom cooked a ton of foods that have become tradition for the holidays: turkey dinner (since we weren't home on Thanksgiving), the family CHE pumpkin cakes, and hot pot.
I am finally back in Boston, hanging out with my side of the family. I have so much to share with you from my around-the-world trip, which I hope to begin sometime in mid-January. Before that, I'll finish off 2015 with a short series on New York City!
Here is a quick preview!
This new restaurant from Danny Meyers and Chef Nick Anderer takes inspiration from rustic Roman pizzerias and churns out excellent pizzas, delicious salads, and all around great food.
I finally had a chance to eat at the place that first made Xi'an cuisine really famous in the U.S.
And finally, I spotted David Chang at the new location of his flagship restaurant.
The space is bigger, swankier, and the menu has changed significantly. Better yet, they allow photos now! So instead of just writing descriptions and drawing pictures, I can finally share photos of my meal with you as well.