How Bout Dem Apples?October 18, 2009
Today, I celebrated apples in the Lower East Side! There were vendors along Orchard Street and BabyCakes had some apple-themed items for the day.
I bought a bunch of apples from the Red Jacket Orchards table:
There are three different varieties here, but, unfortunately, I can only remember that the smallest are honeycrisp… The largest of these apples is gigantic. I took a picture of it with Brodie in order to give some sense of how large it really is.
Yeah, it’s bigger than his head. I also bought some plum jam from Red Jacket. The vendor told me this was the most popular flavor:
I’m pretty excited about it. Maybe I’ll try some tonight…
Next, I headed over to BabyCakes! I ordered three things, but have only eaten two so far:
A brownie bite!
And Apple Cornbread! (Amazing.)
I had some work to do, so I looked for a coffee shop to work in and enjoy some of my sweet treats! Luckily, I found a pretty crazy one. The Roasting Plant is like Willy Wonka’s Coffee Factory in miniature. My latte looks pretty tame:
But check out the view from my seat:
When coffee is ordered, the beans get shot up through these tubes across the ceiling to the machinery at the back of the store operated by hipsters behind very large macs. The coffee was pretty good, but the atmosphere was more interesting…
Now I think I better go try some of that jam… Have a happy Monday!
Until We Eat Again,