I walked by a part of Central Park that I don't usually pass on a weekday. I can understand why people like to live near the park.
But the best part was having dinner with Jacob. It had been far too long since I had last seen him. I was reminded tonight how wonderful he is.
We met at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria in the Bowery and ate delicious bread, olive oil, ricotta cheese and pastas.
The Bucatini Cacio E Pepe with pecorino romano and black pepper was very good but the Gnudi with ricotta, cherry tomatoes, anchovy and brown butter made the meal.
I recommend stopping at the counter on the way out to order salted caramel gelato. I think I found my new favorite ice cream on the east side.