I met Michele at Penn Station where the Christmas decorations and the armed guards were out in full force. Christmas is strange in New York. From there we went to a wine bar in the West Village, and shared a huge bottle of wine with her friend Yael.
At Gusto Ristorante with Michele and Yael
Afterwards, we met with Kirsten, and went for a late dinner at the Meatball Shop. It is so delicious. All of it. I had the classic meatballs and the buffalo chicken meatballs with polenta. Then we decided we needed ice cream sandwiches too. Yael and I shared an espresso ice cream on one snickerdoodle cookie and one brownie cookie. It tasted like a Momofuku compost cookie but a million times better if such a thing is imaginable.
Kirsten, me, Yael, and Michele at The Meatball Shop!
Oh yeah, and we had more wine at the meatball shop. All of that wine resulted in these super self-portraits in front of Yael's Christmas tree. Which is fitting, because Michele visiting is one of the best Christmas presents!