Vegetarian Sushi, Chipwiches, Summer in NYC


Happy Monday! I’m linking up with Meg’s Week In Review today!

week in review

I published five blog posts last week which I didn’t even realize until putting this week in review post together.

3 Year Pure Barre Anniversary

Best Onion Rings In New York (Recent Eats)

When You Stop Caring About What You Eat (TOL)

Long Island Outdoor Dining Spots

Summer Training Week #2

I’m sure you noticed that I’ve been living up to my summer goal of going out as much as possible while my son is away on his teen tour.

Monday night, I was all like, Hey it’s summer in NYC, what could be better than this?! which was the complete opposite of my mood come summer in NYC Wednesday night.

summer in NYC

Monday night was easy and fun because I didn’t really need to drive too much through the city traffic. I flew in (no traffic) and parked fairly immediately which meant I was able to walk around rather than deal with the craziness of attempting to drive the streets of Manhattan.

Driving through Manhattan eats at my patience like you can’t even imagine. The older I get, the worse it seems to be.

The WIPA event I had to attend Wednesday night was at Espace which is located on 42nd Street and like 11th Ave. For those of you not familiar with the city, this meant that I had to drive cross town and through Times Square.

I seriously contemplated abandoning my car at one point and even realized that had I done so, no one would even notice.

Everyone would just keep driving and walking around my car anyway, if it were moving or not.

New Yorkers don’t really care about traffic signals which is fine for me when I am the pedestrian. It’s when I’m the car in the city traffic trying to drive without running people over that I have a problem.

summer in NYC

The only positive side to the insanity that was driving through Manhattan Wednesday night was the food being served at my work event. Gosh I love my job in the event industry. We always get the best of the best caterers at our events!!

Sen Sakana served their sushi and I lost count of how many rolls I had. I was glued to the vegetarian sushi roll section. This was  probably the best vegetarian sushi, both in variety and taste, that I have ever had!

I’ve had Sen Sakana a few times at events but I don’t recall their vegetarian sushi, most specifically, the vegetarian sushi rolls that look like they have fish on top but in fact it’s roasted beets!

Sen Sakana just opened a restaurant location on 44th street and I think I’m willing to brave the city traffic to check it out.

sen sekana vegetarian sushi

I skipped the taco bar but took the picture for you. 🙂

taco bar

I did not skip dessert. Maybe I should have in order to get through the Midtown tunnel before they closed a lane for construction but come on. How could I pass up dessert?

So let’s blame my sweet tooth for causing me to sit in TWO HOURS of traffic on my way home.

The mini cupcakes were worth it courtesy of Butterfly Bake Shop.


Oh and there were chipwiches! There were three types of chipwiches available but I went with the classic.


The weekend is a blur. My son arrived home Friday evening from his teen tour (he was in Virginia all week) which meant a whole lot of laundry for me over the weekend. I washed a few loads of laundry only to fold and pack up again for this week’s teen tour trip! Oh to be a kid again.

I did made it to the pool yesterday. I’m pretty sure that weather wise, yesterday was the nicest day of the summer.


Let’s not discuss the back to school paraphernalia in all of the stores. I’ve been ignoring it as much as possible because neither of us are ready for summer to end. We still have over a month left of summer vacation, okay?!

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Are you a vegetarian sushi fan? Which rolls are your favorite?

Best thing you ate over the weekend?

Do you lose patience driving in traffic?

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  1. says

    I hate driving in Manhattan. The last time we were leaving NY my GPS took me through the city I think to the Lincoln tunnel and there were all these street closures and detours, it took forever even on a Sunday morning. Last week driving into DC was similar. I never know where Im going or what Im doing, and it can be so stressful!
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  2. says

    Oh I saw that photo of the pool on Instagram! It looks DIVINE. Next time Andrew and I get a date day/night before the baby gets here, that’s what we’re doing: sitting by a pool somewhere!

  3. says

    Omg, that sushi looks so yummy! I’m getting sushi for dinner tomorrow and I’m so excited. My favorite roll is probably the simple avocado roll!

    I definitely lose patience in traffic. I hate driving in Manhattan/other big cities!

  4. says

    OH yes, I am terrible in traffic, because I’m been so blessed by living in a place where we rarely have traffic. However the God so graciously uses traffic to teach me that I need more patience and that He alone can work that patience in me; I’m probably one of the most impatient people you might meet, but I think I’ve grown to be more patient in the past few years.

    I LOVE that chipwich already; I kind of want to eat one for breakfast. 😀
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  5. says

    That sushi looks so good! I don’t like traffic, but now I just bring along an audiobook or podcast to listen to and focus on that rather than the traffic. It’s nice to have some “reading” time in lol. But seriously, stop and go traffic drives me crazy. I’ll avoid going certain places at certain times of day to minimize being in traffic!
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  6. says

    I saw some Halloween stuff in a store yesterday and I was like, “but…but…but.”

    The weather this summer has been magical, although that traffic sounds like hell. Two hours!! One way. Geesh. At least you were well fed before hand. I hope you snagged some of those cupcakes and stashed them in your purse.

    Happy Monday. Here’s to another beautiful week, without traffic though.
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