New York City Labor Day 2006

We spent the extended weekend in New York City, visiting many friends. Particularly noteworthy was our dinner with my Cousin (Dr.) Matt at Gobo, “Food for the Five Senses.” (The website, by the way, is a fairly effective combination of Flash where helpful and HTML where Flash is unnecessary.) Gobo served quite possibly the best vegan food I’ve ever had. I might even say the best vegetarian food I’ve ever had. (Since I’m a vegetarian, I guess that might just make it the “best” food.) Our dinner included:

  • scallion pancakes with homemade mango salsa
  • crispy spinach & soy cheese wontons
  • salt & pepper king oyster mushrooms
  • natural seitan medallion in sizzling spicy citrus sauce
  • spinach pistachio roll with jade mushrooms
  • beet salad with toasted walnuts

Too bad Boston has nothing comparable. Every time I travel to New York I wonder why Boston can’t borrow at least some of the best ideas — for example, a functional mass transit system.

Some other highlights — click on any image for a full-size version:

Esther watching the traffic go by


A Fountain

The view from my cousin’s rooftop