I find myself getting excited for my weekly adventures with Sarita. We hope to find something interesting in the many neighborhoods New York City has to offer, and discover new menus, cocktails and an overall good time.We plan on having all that fun on a BUDGET, which makes it even more exciting. Every week, we will share here what we did the previous week, and maybe you will find your new favorite spot from our very own experiences. Isn’t that fun?!
When I first met Sara, she was an incredibly picky and very simple eater, the “I won’t try anything I’m not used to. I hate tomatoes but love ketchup. Ew, seafood, mmm chicken!” kind. Now she’ll even try some seafood depending on the day. Although I still can’t get her to try octopus or escargot, she’s gotten a lot more comfortable with trying new things. Once it gets warmer outside, we’ll even increase our adventures to other activities that don’t revolve around food and booze, but right now, who’s complaining?!
Last week, we took over Tribeca. Well, not quite, but we did have a fantastic time at Flor de Sol, an intimate tapas, Spanish style restaurant. Nestled on Greenwich Street, just down the block from the famous Tribeca Grill, this little gem served us some pretty tasty sangria.
Sara chose the restaurant that night. She turned down everything I suggested and insisted on a Spanish restaurant. I was to blame of course for blasting Celia Cruz from my speakers at work. We read that they would have live Flamenco music and dancing that night. So we decided Flor de Sol was exactly where two fun girls who wanted to have a good time to go on a Wednesday night in New York City.
We sat at the bar and shared a pitcher of the red sangria, some empanadas, Pinchos de Pollo and Platanos al Gusto. Everything was delicious. We stopped ordering since the three small plates and complimentary bread filled us up pretty quickly.
We also enjoyed the live Flamenco music. I started to embarrass Sara as I tried to move my hands like the very graceful and beautiful dancer. The Spanish guitarist and singer came to talk to me. He told me how much he loved Haiti while he was there doing some charity work. He seemed like an interesting person, I really enjoyed our brief conversation.
Flor de Sol’s decor was very warm, a bit rustic, and downright cozy. There were many tones of reds. The bartenders were all charming and accommodating. And we certainly didn’t mind how our sangria glasses were magically refilled every time we turned our heads even after we closed our bill. For de Sol, we will return. Te amo.