I had really wanted to make it to a raw food restaurant today, and I'm not sure what happened with that. Anyway...we walked to the corner of Lexington and 55th where they were supposed to be filming the television series, The Good Wife. How do I know these things? There are websites, such as onlocationvacations.com that tell you what things are filming in different cities each day. Silly or not, it's just one of my fun things I like to see and do.This advertisement was somewhere else in town; I'm just posting it to tell this story. There didn't seem to be any "action" going on other than setting up lighting, etc., then Julianna Margulies (you know, Carol from ER) walked by us. She had curlers in her hair and was holding a small child. We did another loop around the block, and then Josh Charles (you know, Knox Overstreet from Dead Poet's Society) went by. He was just walking down the sidewalk, and he gave us a big smile. Probably because my eyes were opened so wide from thinking "It's Knox Overstreet!"
It was pretty late, but we hated to get in too early since it was our last night. I remembered that vegan doughnuts were supposedly delivered on Tuesday nights to a place, Atlas Cafe and Bakery, in the East Village so we took a little side trip. (My complaint about the subway system is there are no subways in a big portion of the east side, which is too bad because that is where a large number of vegetarian places are. It always requires a lot of extra walking. Which is usually fine, but my feet were really hurting at this point.)
Atlas isn't entirely vegetarian, but their dessert case was AMAZING. They get most (all probably) of their desserts from Vegan Treats, a place in Pennsylvania, whose website I've looked at, just for the fun of it, many times before. My purpose was to buy some doughnuts to take home for the kids. (I first called American Airlines from the Cafe to make sure I could carry them on. They said as long as they weren't jelly or cream filled - funny.) It was really hard, though, to pass up all of these BEAUTIFUL desserts...so we ordered a piece of peanut butter cheesecake to share. My camera battery was dead at this point, but it had chocolate frosting on top with these large balls of peanut butter and good grief, so much other stuff going on you wouldn't believe. We could barely finish it. I told you we did not behave very well, food-wise, today. Oh, well - it was our last restaurant visit on this trip. Sigh