after i left my family to drive back upstate, i headed back to my hotel. i needed to get my gear ready for my flight back the next morning. i had calculated the time i needed to get up, the duration of the train ride to jfk, the time to check in and get through security, time for a quick food stop, and the wind resistance. this being done, i could enjoy one last thing before i left nyc. dinner out.
i did a quick search for a decent place and found aged steakhouse just around the corner from my lodging. (they actually have two places, this was the most recent addition.) from the time i walked in the door, i was treated very well. the atmosphere was relaxed. the food was good. i had a green gazpacho made of green peppers, green apples, and green grapes. (wasn’t familiar with gazpacho before this trip.) then i had their hanger steak which was the special that evening with garlic, steak fries, and steamed asparagus (if i recall correctly). for dessert, i had new york cheesecake. you gotta have new york cheesecake in new york, right?
when i was finished, i walked back to my room on a very less humid evening in new york city. ahhh. it was a good ending.