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A Tale of Vegan ConvenienceSeptember 09, 2014
September is packed with stuff to do in NYC. Saturday night, we saw a show at Irving Plaza, Sunday night we saw a show at The Bowery Ballro...
September is packed with stuff to do in NYC. Saturday night, we saw a show at Irving Plaza, Sunday night we saw a show at The Bowery Ballroom, and tomorrow night, we are seeing a show in Central Park. Thursday is Alex's birthday, and Friday we are going out for birthday drinks! Saturday is of course the Shop-Up, and Sunday.. well maybe we'll want to sleep for 24 straight hours after all that. Anyway, Sunday night we found ourselves indoors the whole day, exhausted and broke, not planning to go out until the show at the Bowery. We didn't leave ourselves much time for dinner, so we needed something close, cheap, and quick! We tried Two Boots for the first time, after a friend of ours urging us to try the one in Jersey City with her many times. Two boots has locations all over NYC, and also in other cities too. It offers vegan pizza in two variations, a thick crust and a thin.
This has mushrooms, artichokes (my fav), onions, pesto and red pepper sauce. It has daiya on it too. Now, I like daiya. I used to not like it. But over the last year I've come to enjoy daiya every now and then when I'm out to eat and it's a choice between a cheeseless pizza and a pizza with daiya. I think it does the trick. Alex, on the other hand, complained for the duration of the time it took him to begin and finish this slice. He hates daiya, it doesn't taste like mozzarella, it's too tangy....blah, blah, blah... I am, after listening to him complain while I ate two slices of daiya-y pizza, inclined to agree that it might be too tangy to enjoy in the same quantities that one would enjoy mozzarella. HOWEVER-- I would much rather eat daiya than eat animal cheese, and am so very grateful that a product like daiya exists, if simply only to help other people stop eating animal cheese.
The slices were decent, though not Vinnie's quality, and not their selection either. While in a pinch, they did the trick, I don't think we'll be making any more special stops out to Two Boots any time soon.
The show was great! Our favorite band, Into It. Over It. played first. We mostly went to see them, but the headliner was an old emo band called Mineral. I never got into them, but they are part of the big "emo revival" that has been going on. Some of the bands of that era I really dig (like Braid!), some not so much. But if bands like Into It. Over It. exist because of old emo bands like Mineral, then I'm happy they are around to inspire tunes that are more my style. Into It. Over It. puts on a great show and since I'm familiar with their whole catalogue, it was super enjoyable knowing every song they could possibly play. He's so prolific, and a great writer, musically and lyrically. This is my third time seeing Into It. Over It. in the last year, actually! I'm pissed I missed out on tickets to their show in October, but they are opening for another emo band that I never really liked, so I guess it's virtually all the same. Sigh.
You guys it finally feels like fall is here! I am way over summer. Team Fall! I love the weather, events, produce, and flavors it brings with it. I am 100 pumpkin-flavored food items away from a chilly but charming winter in this wonderful city.
To all things autumn!