Taking You With Me To NYC, Cincinnati & Cleveland!
Hi hi. Let’s take a little trip!
I spent the majority of last week in NYC for book things where I was mostly sweating my face off but having an excellent yet busy time.
The first order of business was obviously:
Does being seven months pregnant rationalize this? A bit.
The second order of business was choking on a brussels sprouts mid-TV segment. Yes. I choked on the damn sprout. TV things do not make me nervous (now sit me down at a desk and tell me to finish my novel, HELLO NERVES) but when you suck a barely-cooked sprout down your windpipe and can’t talk for five minutes, it’s pretty horrific. I was a mix of laughing hysterically, not being able to make any sort of sound and overflowing with tears because I couldn’t breath.
I will probably never eat on camera again. Like ever.
P.S. I’m really hoping I can get the blooper clip so you can see it??
Last Wednesday night was a Seriously Delish signing at Whisk. It was seriously AMAZING. For real. Thank you to everyone who came!! Even if it was the hottest day of the entire summer.
The best parts may have been getting to spend a few lovely moments with Maggy and my biggest girl crush ever, Andrea. Could not take the excitement. !!!!!
And I stole a bunch of your pictures from instagram because you’re so darn cute.
More important things, like places I ate. Casa Mono for lunch, Beecher’s for late night dinner (total carb cheese fest, it was ridiculous), Lucy’s Whey (which I am now utterly obsessed with) and of course I had to stop at City Bakery because I can’t leave without a pretzel croissant.
This is also my favorite aerial view. It makes me feel like I’m inside an episode of Felicity for some reason.
Obviously the theme of last week was cheese and carbs. I promise I ate some other things but like… does that even matter?
Then. I went to Cincinnati! I had never been. I really liked it. A lot. Like a lot, a lot.
I especially loved this neon glowing fountain at night. I spent a good 20 minutes in front of it and wasted about 342 iPhone photos on it. It was fun and cute and I would like one in my backyard.
I also took a hyperlapse video of it for instagram but then deemed it too annoying for instagram.
Because that is important.
Food things: we ate at a Tavola and had the fig jam and prosciutto pizza. SO GOOD. We also had the artichoke pizza with pesto and it was delicious too. But you know my stance on red sauce. The first pizza was to die for.
It also got me super excited for brussels season and cast iron skillet pizza.
We got ice cream too at Graeter’s because we were essentially threatened within an inch of our life if we didn’t try it.
Other priorities included stopping at Holtman’s Donuts and having the worst time ordering because we wanted EVERYTHING.
Let’s talk about this chocolate and bacon donut that is called the muddy pig. Hello most brilliant name in the universe.
These were ridiculous. I had bites of a couple different ones before calling it a day. I’m sad that pregnancy has taken away my donut eating capabilities.
Oh wait! Let me tell you about one more thing. It’s a hotel restaurant meal… yes. I had to leave NYC at 3:30(am) meaning by the time I got into Cincinnati, I was chock full of faux starvation. I stayed at the Renaissance and ordered some scrambled eggs and then was convinced (bullied?) to try this crème brulee French toast which was… astoundingly fabulous. Like quite possibly the best French toast I’ve ever had in my life.
I figured it was worth mentioning. Sidebar: it’s pretty much impossible to eat by yourself so you should probably order it to share. If you’re into that kind of thing.
Next… on to Cleveland. My brother lives there (you might remember) so he met me in Cincy and we drove to Cleveland.
Allllll of the photos in this post were taken with an iPhone because when your overpack to the point of breaking your back every time you move your suitcase, your ten pound real camera doesn’t make the cut.
I wore a very comfortable yet horrifically improper shoe choice in Ohio both days. They certainly didn’t work on Saturday when I had to walk around in the grass but it worked on Sunday when it was freezing and perfect fall weather.
Cleveland was a super fast trip but in food news, we got a whole slew of pastries and coffee from On The Rise Bakery that morning. SO GOOD.
I signed some books at the Learned Owl which is another one of those book stores I go crazy over. Cutest ever!!
Just have to say… I cannot stand how much I love meeting you and talking with you and hugging you. My brother also couldn’t believe how many people wanted to talk about makeup or neon, so there’s that.
Eddie and my mom came to pick me up and cart me and my 50lb+ suitcase home… and we were off. He’d like you to know that he had a burger from Flipside before the signing, FYI. Typically him.
And that was some of the last week! Seriously, I know I’m annoyingly repetitive but thank you guys so much for making this stuff happen! I’m still going nuts over the #seriouslydelish hashtag on instagram. It’s my last stop before my eyes close every night. I.love.you.
Okay I swear: next up, an update on being knocked up.
50 Comments on “Taking You With Me To NYC, Cincinnati & Cleveland!”
get your butt to charlotte, lady!!!! dying to come to a signing. :) your book is beyond gorgeous and you’re so deserving of all the success that comes your way. congrats again on the baby (and the book)!! :)
I’m so jealous for all those attending the book signings. I’m holding out hope that you’ll come to Toronto (or even Buffalo!) in the new year so I can meet you. I would even bring my baby so our babies could be friends too. Haha
I love these sneak peeks at your signing tour! Can’t wait until you stop here!
I have lived in Hudson and Cinci and love all the things. Flipside is delicious (their milkshakes and chili is really good too!) Glad you got to enjoy those places!
It all looks fantastic, although I was baffled by the chocolate and bacon donut! Never seen anything like that in Australia!
This starts my day off better now that I’ve read your blog.My Charlotte is home sick with a stuffy head. Poor thing. She has told everyone in her 3rd grade class ,she’s going to your book signing in Boston.Where in Northeastern University are you going to be?
I found out where you will be, it’s a very exciting place to eat! This is going to be fun! See you in October!
In love with your cookbook! The pictures and the recipes we have made are unbelievable!! Can you say short rib hash! Yum
Thank you for sharing all these pics and a glimpse of your life the last couple weeks! You are amazing!! Doing it all pregnant and smiling the whole way…just amazing!! :)
Can’t wait for boston!
I also ate a Flipside before the Cleveland signing… ugh, so good. Love the book tour updates- it looks like a blast!
Congratulations on all of your success!!! I can’t wait until you head to San Francisco. My husband works in the city and is actually planning on heading over to The Ferry Building to meet me so he can see this person who I talk about like I know , whose recipes I make at least four times a week and who is responsible for the pistachio cream cake he got to devour two weeks in a row!!
i cannot get over how adorable your bump is. so so so happy you’re having so much fun on the tour! xoxo
Do you have a link to the TV segment? I would love to see it! :)
So bummed I was at work in CT while you were signing in NYC… but I hold out hope. Anyone I can talk makeup with is a friend of mine!
PS – Next time you’re in NYC : The Meatball Shop. Classic beef meatballs over risotto with Parmesan cream sauce. Kill me. Omg. So good. And when you can drink again, you’ve got to find Little Branch on the Lower East Side for the best craft cocktails of your life with an awesome speakeasy vibe. Seriously. Delish.
I *just* moved from Cincy. So sorry to have missed you. I love A Tavola, and Graeter’s and HOLTMAN’s was the most amazing/worst thing to have located blocks away from my home. Are you coming to Boston for your book tour?!?
omggggg. there is a picture of me on your blog. i’m dead.
FELICITY! Did you go to Dean & Deluca while you were in NYC? You need to get a Tshirt from there. And, you need to come to Chicago for a signing! We are waiting for you :)
SO bummed I couldn’t make it to your NYC signing, but your book arrived on my doorstep (rather, the little area deliveries get dropped off in my building) yesterday and it is AMAZING. I can’t wait until this weekend when I’ll have time to fully obsess. Congrats congrats congrats!
TOO much fun with you this weekend sissy. Glad i got to be your chauffeur! Lots of love and good luck on your next stops!
You are adorable! This post totally made me miss living in NYC! And bronuts? Genius.
omg bronuts!! Love it…and all of the food, I want it! :) :)
You’re living the life lady!! Congratulations on all of the success — hard work, dedication , pizza , burgers & tacos def. pay off <3
Love seeing all the pics from your travels and signings! And the food, my goodness, the food! So looking forward to the knocked-up update ;)
You are Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amazing trip! Congrats on the book and the signings! And HOW GOOD was Shake Shack? I use to live 3 blocks away from Madison Square Park location and frequented it all the time :)
One word: CONGRATULATIONS! x
Sounds like you’re having a lot of fun :) You look so gorgeous btw!
#1-I just moved from NYC a few months ago and i got SO SAD when I saw you were at whisk! I miss whisk! And I wish I could’ve gone to see you!
#2-I live near Cleveland and didn’t know you were heeeere! kicking myself for missing it!
Love these updates! (Although I wish you were coming to Atlanta!)
By the way, my boyfriend asked for your cookbook for his birthday so I could cook him delicious meals since he has loved everything I have cooked from the blog (and maybe because I really wanted it ha)! I am SO excited to get the book tomorrow and start cooking!
everything looks so amazing! sounds like an awesome trip :))
You talked a couple posts back about how much you loved Ramen and I found this Ramen fork that you need to get!
That muddy pig donut! Wow. I can taste it in my mouth. (Creepy?) When are you visiting Romulus, NY? :)
My friends own/run A Tavola! Love that place!
you and eddie are adorable. that is all. :)))))))))))
Gaaaah. Those doughnuts are RIDIC. I need one in my face now.
And you are SERIOUSLY like the cutest preg lady EVER.
In that last photo you can’t even tell you’re pregnant! Crazy. You look great.
Every time I see a picture of the learned owl, I want to go there so badly! I just absolutely love the name. I love seeing your book tour! Looks like you’re having such a brilliant time.
SO SO SO SO SO SO (I mean, seriously – very) glad we finally got to meet during this tour! xo
I cannot even say how JEALOUS I am of everyone who got to meet you and have a book signed!!!!! It just feels like something in my life is missing now…WAH!!!!
On a side note: get me that french toast, muddy pig and pretzel croissant. Dying.
Also, I think you’re having a girl because of the lack of sweet craving…I LOVE sweets…buttercream is my Manna…but, with 3 girl pregnancies (where I never knew the gender), especially with my first girl, I had NO sweet cravings and it.was.weird. I wanted sour, vinegar, mustard, red onions…and the chinese women at the restaurant we frequented said it was a boy due to my salty/tangy cravings. So much for Chinese wisdom :)
Loved all the pictures and can’t wait for the belly update!
You and Eddie are just too cute! I cannot wait to see how adorable your offspring will be. I am glad you had some company on this tour. Ugh, I am really hating on my Whole 30 diet right now after drooling over your pastries.
That pretzel croissant looks to die for. Congrats on the tour!
I had toooons of fun meeting you, m’dear. Still shocked you knew who I was — total fangirl moment. Thanks for the pretzel croissant rec! Dying.
PS, let’s hang out in SF when you come! I know a badass ice cream place you MUST try.
You’re writing a novel?
Love this update, can’t wait to meet you at the signing in Philly! Way to keep kicking book-signing booty! (and eating all the foods along the way :-))
You came to Cleveland?! How did you like it? I’m from Cleveland so it’s nice to see others visiting.
I am SO EXCITED for you to come to San Francisco! It looks like you had a lovely time on your current adventure!
I would travel with you any time with those eats. It all looks so good!
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