Aunt Natalie Visits!

Yves’ Aunt Natalie did a mini East Coast tour and we were one of the stops! She spent last weekend with us and we did a mix of tourist and hipster things! Saturday we went back to Coney Island (we were just there the weekend before) and convinced Aunt Natalie to ride the Wonder Wheel with us. I can never get enough of that ride! She even agreed to go on the moving car (not that we really gave her a choice!) Before that ride, Sienna took her on her favorite roller coaster, the Sea Serpent. We took a little walk along the boardwalk and enjoyed the weather. It was much cooler than the last time.

On the Sea Serpent!

Wonder Wheel!

Walking along the Boardwalk

I felt like I was in The Birds!

On Sunday, we went to Smorgasburg¬†in Dumbo. On Saturdays it’s in Williamsburg and I’ve been wanting to check it out for awhile. It’s basically a bunch of food vendors. They opened one up on Sundays a couple of weekends ago and took the opportunity to check it out! Aunt Natalie’s son, David, met us there. Lots of yummy food! I took photos of everything I ate but didn’t get Sienna’s fried shrimp (so good!), Yves’ schnitzel sandwich and lamb burger nor our drinks of fuji apple lemonade, cranberry lychee tea (like bubble tea but with lychee jelly on the bottom) and Sienna’s citrus watermelon slush.
Spicy Tuna taco from Takumi Taco
Stroopwafels from The Good Batch (the very reason I got interested in going!)
Duck and Pork Belly Steamed Buns from Bite Size Kitchen 
Maple Bacon on a stick. This was David’s, I didn’t eat it. From Landhaus
Goat Milk Ice Cream from King Leche Cremes. Aunt Nat’s chili chocolate on left and my caramelized onion on the right. Yes, I said caramelized onion! A bit too savory for my taste and I didn’t finish it, even after making everyone take a bite out of it. I should have tried the dill pickle one!
Sienna was loving this!
Sienna was either trying to wink or the sun was in her eyes! LOL

Aunt Natalie went up to Connecticut to stay with a friend for a few days but I saw her one final time before she left! On Wednesday, we went to Red Rooster up in Harlem. Her friend’s reggae band was playing there. And I literally almost bumped into Marcus Samuellson!! We were actually downstairs at Ginny’s, the supper club so while the band played, we sat and ate. I kinda liked that! We got the 5 spiced spare ribs (yum!), jerk veal tongue steamed buns (mmm) as apps and I got the catfish and grits entree. The band was fun!

I remembered to take a photo after I finished! The 3rd rib was on David’s plate!
The band! (I forgot the name!)


  1. Jungy
    October 7th, 2012 | 7:32 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun was had by all during Aunt Natalie’s visit! Great shots, lulu…and so good to see you this week!

  2. carol menou
    December 8th, 2012 | 6:21 pm

    Especially love the family pictures. My sister is way more adventurous than I am !!

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