Monday Check-In

Good morning! It’s a gross, drizzly, slushy Monday in the city. Let’s check-in.

The snow didn’t stop the subways from running this weekend, so my friends and I headed to dinner at Mission Chinese, Danny Bowien’s popular Chinese restaurant that originated in San Francisco. We showed up a few minutes before the restaurant opened at 5:30, and there was a line already forming down the block. The hostess took our name down and told us the wait was going to be 45 minutes, so we headed to a bar around the corner for some pre-dinner beers ($12). The wait was worth it—the three of us ordered six dishes to share and three cocktails, and our bill came out to be $45 each, including tip. If anyone is ever in the city and is interested in going, our favorite dish of the night (as was Pete Wells’s) was the cumin lamb. After dinner, we decided to watch Zero Dark Thirty ($14). I also spent $28.18 at the drugstore, $37.88 at the grocery store, and hung out with a friend at her apartment on Sunday evening catching up on TV and getting a glimpse of the Grammy’s (free). I estimated $140 on Friday and ended up spending $137.06.

And how were your weekends?



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