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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

7A at 7 PM

A bad day calls for some girl time.  A bad day with boy problems - now that requires comfort food and wine, stat!  Lindsay and I got both on Monday at 7A, slightly elevated diner food located at –where else? – 7th and A.  When I arrived on Monday night, it struck me that I had never arrived at this 24 hour spot without a few drinks in me, and I can now confirm that it is just as good sober. 

I had a lobster quesadilla (one of the daily specials with a fresh mango/papaya salsa) ready on the table when Lindsay arrived.  Also waiting for Lindsay: a bottle of wine.  After Lindsay’s rough day, wine was a must and at only $5/glass or $18/bottle (the Spring special), the bottle was a no-brainer.

For dinner, Lindsay ordered a massive portabella burger (about the size of her head, really) and reported that it was quite tasty.  I was going to get the avocado BLT, but the waitress convinced me to get the lobster club.  It just made sense – all the ingredients from the avocado BLT with the added bonus of lobster salad (nicely accented with dill) and rye bread.  The sides (regular fries, sweet potato fries, or salad) are heaping, so you definitely get your money’s worth here.

Whether you’re there at 2 AM or 2 PM, the food is great, the prices good, and the East Village scene is better than most normal diners.  It is usually tough to top the unique characters walking around Alphabet City until I hopped into a taxi to head home.  I was greeted by a chatty cab driver who offered me a joint.  I declined (just say no!), but liked that it added a little excitement to my Monday.

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