Post Vacay Blues

I had a serious case of the post vacation blues for more than a month after Hawaii.  Like really depressed, felt like what's the sense of going on with life.  Nothing inspired me.  I knew I would get out of it eventually as the crushing reality of life and the NYC rat race set in.  How sad.  Well everywhere/time can't be Hawaii.
this was before the wedding actually, Julian is wardrobe coordinator for Broadway shows, currently he's working on Blackbird starring Jeff Daniels and Michele Williams.  He got us tix.

judged the FIT student show 2 days after coming back with FIT instructors John Nickle, Theresa Fasolino, Sal Catalano, and  also JJ Sedelmaier 

Stacy got us the Lucky Peach 101 Easy Asian Recipes cookbook and it has a rice cooker one pot recipe "miso claypot rice, no claypot".  I've seen stuff around the interwebs for a while now on how you can make anything in rice cookers even cake.  

ginger, oyster sauce, chicken thighs, scallions, rice, sesame oil, soy sauce, salt, miso, shaoxing wine, shiitake mushrooms.  You could set this on a timer and have it ready for you when you get home even.

David Chang of Momofuku fame opened a new place "Fuku" that only serves fries and $8 fried chicken sandwhiches.  He hopes it will become a fastfood chain, trying to make fast food better.  It was delicious of course and there was no wait when we went at lunch time.  From New York Magazine: Chicken thighs that have been marinated in habanero purée, coated in buttermilk, dredged in a spice blend, and deep-fried, then tucked inside a—what else?—Martin’s potato roll with pickles and butter. Of course, this being Momofuku, the chicken is sustainably sourced from a network of small farms, the rolls are steamed (not unlike the bao that earlier models were served on as an occasional Noodle Bar special), and the butter is laced with fermented-chickpea flavor from Chang’s culinary lab.

colt 45 40oz malt liquors for sale at Bar 169

a place called Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles on Doyers street.  It was decent.

we had a post wedding re-cap party night at our local tiki bar, Zombie Hut.  It has a kitchy island tiki theme and gross sweet cocktails like mai tais and blue hawaiians.  and of course it was winter coat weather and raining.  Welcome back to NY.

oh and of course the scorpion bowl which is full of gross liquor

steven was such a little child creeper he could not control his delight and could not stay away from Avan.  He's wearing his heart on his sleeve.

the party continues after too many drinks and Chris and Virginia's huge apartment 

poor foo still had a bachelor's party to go to after drinking since 3pm

the joys of the modern age, ordering stuff with free prime shipping from including 15 pound bags of white and brown rice and a set of 8 furikake seasonings.

HTC 10 phone launch party with Jen

Virtual Reality booths, we missed out call time.  The HTC Vive competing with the occulus rift.  Future Jason, you will either look at this photo and laugh or say, oh I guess it actually did turn out that way