Holy crap, I honestly can’t believe it’s Sunday again AND that we’re already in May…where the heck did the time go?! It’s flying by, which I still haven’t decided yet if that’s a good or bad thing.
But, for today’s post I wanted to talk to you about something I’ve learned throughout this past month while in quarantine.
There’s actually a lot of different things that I can say in this post about the things I’ve learned recently, but if I had to choose one, and settle on the MAIN thing, it would be PATIENCE.
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PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE
I don’t think I ever fully knew/understood what that phrase really meant until this whole situation started and I had no choice but to learn the hard way about it.
Wouldn’t you guys agree?
I mean think about it, literally EVERYTHING in this situation requires patience, like it or not.
Patience to wait, know and understand the severity of the situation.
Patience about whether or not you’re going to still have a job during and even after all of this is over.
Patience for all of our stimulus checks to finally hit our accounts and/or unemployment (if you qualified for both/either).
Patience for the lines to get in and out of relatively ANY store to get whatever it is you may need.
Patience for how long this is all going to last.
Patience for your kids’ virtual learning.
Patience for constantly being around the same few people 24/7 whether that’s a significant other, your kids, roommates, etc. that you may not normally be used to being around THIS much.
The list could really go on and on.
The point is that, like I said, like it or not we’ve all had to adapt and be patient during this time. I know that for me personally, it’s been a month and a half in quarantine thus far and it’s definitely been tough at times because I’m so used to being on the go (as I’m sure a lot of you guys can relate to as well).
This is our new ‘norm’ for the time being, so we really have no choice but to suck it up, be patient , make the best of it somehow and wait for the day (hopefully soon) that this is all over and behind us.
Things are definitely tough right now for everybody and I’m sure people are starting to, if not already been, antsy about it all, but I have no doubt that this is all coming to an end soon and we’ll be able to get back to reality. We’ve just got to continue to be patient as doctors, nurses and everyone else in between that have been helping to get the situation under control keep doing their thing, as well as us continuing to do our part in all of this (i.e., Social distancing, wearing masks WHEN NEEDED, washing our hands, etc.).
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What’s something that YOU guys learned this past month? I would love to hear from you guys about it and discuss it!
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I hope you guys have a great rest of the weekend. It’s been high 70s here in New York so if you live here, try to get out and enjoy the weather a little while still being protected and practicing social distancing!
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Last Sunday (the 19th of August), me, Diego and our good friend Genaro went out to brunch in the city to celebrate my birthday. The place I chose was actually one that we had all been to before, for Diego’s birthday.
That place is called NoMo Kitchen in SoHo, which is what we’re going to be talking about today.
I found this place online back in April for Diego’s birthday, and loved it so much that I told him I wanted to come here again for mine.
I mainly chose it not only because I saw the menu and ambiance of the restaurant and thought it looked nice, but also because Diego LOVES SoHo. Ask him what part of New York City he loves the most, and he’ll most likely tell you that haha. And because of him, I’ve grown pretty fond of it as well. I mean who wouldn’t? There’s great stores to shop at, great restaurants all over, and cool street art all over the place to take great pictures.
So I figure, what better place to take him out for his birthday then in his favorite area right?
Entrance & Decor of the restaurant:
One thing to mention about this place is that it’s both a hotel AND restaurant. So when you first walk-in, you see this really pretty, lit up archway, which is one of the (if not THE) most popular place in the vicinity to take pictures. We took a few, but because it’s so popular, it’s a little hard to get any without someone or people being in the background of it lol.
I literally fell in love with that archway. It’s SO cute, and I’m dying to come back and check it out at night. I can only imagine how much more pretty it must look…*too cheesy? Okay sorry, let’s move on!!*
After you walk through the archway, comes the actual restaurant. I really like the set up of the entire thing. All of the greenery, graffiti on the walls and overall decor is really nice. It’s chill, but looks nice and “fancy enough” to make you want to dress up for it still.
The first time we went we had sat at a corner table, which was fine except when I wanted to take a picture by the hearts wall because I thought it was SO cute (clearly it’s the little things that please me lol). There were 2 different hearts walls, which both had a table in front of them, and every time one of the tables cleared and I wanted to get up to take a picture in front of it, new guests were seated at the table; so it just really wasn’t workin’ out for me.
When we went for my birthday brunch, we got to sit in front one of them, so you guys can imagine how excited I was!
Food & Drinks:
So as I mentioned in the beginning, we came here for my birthday brunch (as we did for Diego’s birthday back in April, because let’s be real, who doesn’t love brunch?).
The first time we went for Diego’s birthday, we just kind of ordered whatever food, drinks, etc. we wanted and went a little crazy. But for my birthday, we decided to do the hour and a half bottomless brunch special for $29 per person (with our specific drink(s) being mimosas).
If you’re unfamiliar with what a bottomless brunch special is, ultimately, it’s you paying one set price to have unlimited access to the specific drink of your choosing for a set time that the restaurant gives you, with your desired meal as well. A lot of restaurants, pubs, bars, etc. tend to do this special, so if you haven’t tried it out somewhere I definitely recommend doing it.
I completely think it’s worth it, being that it’s literally unlimited mimosas or whatever drink it is you choose for an hour and a half, especially since the cost for lets say 4-5 mimosas is already going to probably be over $30 as it is and adding your meal into that you’ll most likely end up paying double.
I thought the food was amazing, presentation and portion wise. I’m a huge breakfast person, so I ended up getting the Eggs your Way dish with potatoes, turkey bacon, toast and french fries on the side (pictured below). I’m the type that I can EAT, but when there are a few different things coming with my meal the way that this did, a portion size like this is the perfect amount.
Our friend Genaro got relatively the same thing as me, the only difference is he substituted the turkey bacon for sausage and got the avocado toast on the side (which he said was AMAZING and he highly recommends for anyone to try), also pictured below.
Diego is a HUGE burger lover, so he just ended up getting the double cheeseburger (which he mentioned was really good) and an order of the lemon ricotta pancakes on the side for me and him to split.
Guys I just gotta say…if you know me, you know that when it comes to food I LOVEEEEE to eat, but to the same extent, I’m pretty plain when it comes to my food. Not in the sense of no seasoning or anything like that, but like I don’t care for my food to be made super fancy or look crazy and expensive or different crazy flavors or anything like that, does that make sense? I just mean that I like what I like and that’s that.
For example, with pancakes, I really only typically tend to like and eat plain pancakes or chocolate chip ones occasionally, but any flavors out of that realm has always been a hard pass, but these….OH MY GOD.
These lemon ricotta pancakes are the bomb.com x 10!!!! They taste SO good, it’s actually insane. They’re so little and cute and delicious. You definitely taste the lemon in the pancakes, but it’s not in an overpowering, tangy way. It’s light and sweet. 10/10 recommend that if you come here, these are a MUST to try, along with the avocado toast that Geno had and suggested.
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Overall, I completely love and recommend for anyone that reads this to try out NoMo’s Kitchen if you’re in the city and in the SoHo area. Price wise, the place is a little bit pricey, but I think it’s worth it to try.
The food was great, the ambiance and decor were SO nice, and the service was pretty good. I will say though that the first time we came here for Diego’s birthday, the service was better then when we came this time around for my birthday.
The lady we originally had started off pretty good, but then suddenly left and didn’t really say anything to us about her leaving or us getting a new server. And then the new male server we got, service wise, was kind of slow. He almost looked like he could careless about being there and waiting on us, which listen, I used to work at a restaurant myself so I I get it to some extent, trust me. But at the end the day, we are paying for a service, and you don’t have to be our best friend, but at least be quick when it comes to bringing us/refilling our drinks you know?
So that was a little bit of a downer, but it is what it is I guess. I’m not going to let that hinder my overall impression and liking of NoMo’s, which is that I really loved it. Everything else was pretty great, and I think that the general prices of everything was pretty worth it.
Originally, my overall rating of this place was a 10, but after the no-so-great service we got on Sunday, sorry guys, you got dropped to an 8-9. I would recommend that you guys come and try it out for yourselves at least once though.
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Well, that’s all that I’ve got for you guy’s today on this restaurant post. Let me know what you guys thought about it. Did you end up trying it? What did you think about it if you did? Let me know!
Also, let me know if you guys have any recommendation’s of restaurants, fast food places, coffee shops, etc. that you think I should try and review. I love getting recommendations from you guys! 🙂