looking up


saturday
 while i was out and about
 i looked up 
voila
 a water tank!

 it and that banner have been there forever
 captured by me many times
 but 
downstairs
la caridad
 a cuban chinese restaurant 
has
 never 
been
 discussed
 here
 its menu features
  awesome
 yellow rice
 red beans
 as well as
 perfectly steamed broccoli
 fried plantains
 cash only
 fast delivery
 or 
eat in

 there used to be another wonderful cuban chinese place
 called may something
 i forget
 but 
i do remember
 they served
 the most delicious soup
 chinese soup
 they called it
 noodles
 thick slices of pork
 and
 an egg
 toonman loved that soup
we went there
 on one of the few
 real dates
 we had
 before 
we began living in sin

 we did get married
 in fact 
our 35 wedding anniversary
 is 
approaching

 consider
 this 
a reminder
 honey

23 comments:

  1. I love Cuban food! Congratulations on 35 years!! Not many make that today!

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  2. cuban and chinese, what do they have in common i thought. then realized they were/are brothers in arms...

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  3. Sweet! You know, I had a bowl of memorable chicken soup there one quiet afternoon. . . .


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

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  4. A delicious post and a 'subtle' reminder to Toonman.....! ;)

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  5. Cuban Chinese....only in the Big Apple! I can't even imagine the blending of these two cuisines.

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  6. Cuban Chinese food? Are you kidding me. It sounds wonderful!!

    Cmon Toonman, don't let us down.

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  7. Cuban Chinese sounds heavenly, and 35 years is quite the accomplishment!

    Son and Daughter arrived home safely, talking mostly of the food but guess what? They walked the High Line! I've wanted to do that forever. Next time....
    They are full-fledged City Slickers now.

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  8. Cuban Chinese sounds yummy. And ha!!! on the hint ... sometimes they need them. :)

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  9. I don't often get a chance to say this, but you've given me the opportunity.

    Fried plantains are awesome. They make any meal 100% better.

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  10. Sounds like a great place to try some new food combinations. I am certain we don't have anything similar here on our Central Coast. Heads up to Toonman....there's a big day approaching.

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  11. This post has a definite 'Anthony Bourain' touch to it Daryl :) Do you know my son Dave and his new bride planned their whole visit to New York for their honeymoon a few years ago around his 'off the tourist route' New York eateries, they loved it..pair of foodies :))

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  12. Living the good life, that's what I'm talking about!
    & an early congrats to you both!
    xo

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  13. Cuban Chinese cuisine used to love it....boy do I miss the NYC "dining" adventures! Exactly what corner is this?
    ~ Anniversary Congrats too! ~

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  14. Cuban Chinese..not something we have around here...or water towers like that either! Sweet!

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  15. Daryl, I remember this one, with the banner. But I like the re-run too!

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  16. Never had Cuban food. I might need a cornfield with that one, methinks.

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  17. There is always so much good food to be found in NYC.
    I don't think I've ever had/tried Cuban food.
    Toonman's soup sounds good!

    A very happy early anniversary to you. Thirty-five years is definitely something to celebrate. xo.

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  18. That building is amazing. What a great display of fire escapes. Food sounds pretty good too. Plenty of choice. Love your subtle hint :).

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  19. So glad you joined me for Wordless Wednesday at The Jenny Evolution. Silence may be golden, but I hope you're making some noise this week.

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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