No assistantship required today, so I’m going to Reader to Reader! 🙂
Today is also the birth of the BucketListCrew. How well will we fare?
Lunch at Reader to Reader:
These were so good! Why have I never seen them at Trader Joe’s?! (Actually, probably a good thing I’ve never seen them at TJ’s.)
Dinner at Banh Mi Saigon, Northhampton, MA:
Not terrible, but my mom makes better veggie egg rolls.
I’m impressed by the flavourful broth and well-imitated meats. Definitely not just a veggie noodle soup, which is why I’m always hesitant when I get a pho craving. It’s good and I would eat it again, but the banh mi look so goddamn delicious that I wanted to order one the entire time. Too bad I couldn’t have both the pho and banh mi.
Jeannette is still raving about the banh mi. I know what my next order will be.
Samples at Cookie.Works — Thornes Marketplace, Northhampton, MA:
So many samples from such a delicious (and apparently healthy) bakery. I’m obsessed. Tomorrow is their grand opening and I’m definitely checking it out. The owners/bakers are so nice as well and they ship their cookies out! Guess who just became a devoted customer? 😉
My favourite has to be the brownie; I felt so sinful eating these fudgy morsels and yet I couldn’t stop. The lemon poppy were also delectable and would have gone so well with a cup of tea. I wasn’t a big fan of the salted pretzel because of the texture; the pretzels should have been chopped up, but the flavour was great! If you haven’t caught on yet, TRY THIS PLACE.
Dessert at Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium, Northhampton, MA:
A lot icier than I remember! The flavours were spot-on though.
Late Night Talks at Dobrá Tea, Northhampton, MA:
The cutest place! I had such a great time with Christina, Jeannette and Sylvia; we ended up staying here for two and a half hours. When I have my own house, I want a little nook with cushions like this so I can enjoy some tea in utter serenity. The potency of the ginger pu-erh also added to the calm ambiance thanks to the heat kick after every sip. Can’t believe I have not been in here before!