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i++ lunch for six @ adamson bbq

i++ hojicha parfait @ saryo

i++ matcha tiramisu @ butter baker for denise and sari

i++ coffee date @ press books

i++ solo coffee date @ press books

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Saturday: Connecticut via Midtown

Ippodo Tea

Kinokuniya

Dinner w/ Wei

Sunday: Queens via East Village

“What makes Black Seed bagels special is their texture — combining the soft, chewy New York-style with the dense, crispy Montreal-style”

Coffee @ Abraço

Creative Little Garden

“Akari: Sculpture by Other Means occupies the Museum’s second-floor galleries. It includes several installations that allow visitors to experience ways that Isamu Noguchi’s Akari—a modular ecosystem of lightweight, collapsible paper lanterns—can create and transform space”

Monday: Brooklyn

Breakfast @ Okonomi

Green Wood Cemetery

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extra day in kyoto

Even though Kiyomizu-dera is under construction, there is still so much to do in Kyoto so spending an extra day there.

Segment #7: Walk around Nijō Castle from 3 pm to 5 pm (supposedly this place is very busy in the middle of the day). Tour Sanjo-kai Shotengai. Gotta see the Matatabi-sha Shrine which is right inside the shopping arcade.

Segment #8: 9 am paper shopping at Kamiji Kakimoto followed by 10 am tea at Ippodo. What should I buy at KIX? Last time got Hiyoko (ひよ子) at NRT (see picture above).

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A few European snacks as a follow up to the Asian snack entry

i++ bahlsen dark chocolate afrika (German)
i++ trancetto cacao (Italian)
i++ whole wheat paris toast (French)

But of course the above are best paired with beverages invented in China five thousand years ago 🙂

i++ matcha
i++ earl grey: According to one legend, a grateful Chinese mandarin whose son was rescued from drowning by one of Lord Grey’s men first presented the blend to the Earl in 1803