When Jordan and I were dating and living in different cities, we both looked forward to when the other person would visit, and we’d get to introduce them to our favorite food spots (mine in D.C. and his in NYC).
A few months ago, while killing time on a long flight, Jordan watched a show that profiled places where NYC chefs eat, when they’re off the clock and without obligation to be at their own restaurant.
Jordan came home from that trip, raving about the show and insisting that we had to check out a few of the profiled restaurants — one being Five Leaves in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For outings like these, I need very little convincing.
In the past six weeks, we’ve had an influx of people visiting us in Harlem — my dad, friends, cousins, and surrogate family. It’s been a busy, but fulfilling time of catching up with people we don’t get to see on a regular basis.
Inevitably, when people visit us in NYC and ask us what they should do while in town, our suggestions always involve some food, because 1) we’re greedy and absolutely love to eat, and 2) there’s just so much good food here in New York.