The first Friday night back in Ithaca, the two lovely roommates and I had a downtown food adventure!
We first had dinner at The Moosewood! And yes, I do have to tell you what we all ate, because The Moosewood is like the genius behind all good vegetarian food. Lovely Roommate 1 had lasagna + a salad with lemon tahini dressing, Lovely Roommate 2 had a vegetable/bean burrito with a pinapple slaw and a salad with lemon tahini dressing, and I had a vegetable bean burrito with the pinapple slaw and a salad with miso ginger dressing (this stuff is practically drinkable—recipe here). I awkwardly cleaned my entire plate while they each took half to go.
Afterwards we went to Sticky Rice.
This place is about as dive-y/hole-in-the-wall a restaurant can get. Perhaps not the place to go on a first date, but I think it has the best Thai/Laotian food in Ithaca. We all split a giant sundae that Lovely Roommate 2 and I had once had out for a friend’s birthday last year. Basically… it’s 5 scoops of mango and/or coconut ice cream, a scoop of purple sticky rice, a scoop of white sticky rice, cashews, raisins, fried banana things, and a honey sauce. The best sundae I’ve eve had.
After we headed back and food coma’d.
PS: If I’ve never mentioned it before, I’m obsessed with lights in wet pavement (this was taken waiting (freezing) for the bus to come).