My Daily Commute

I started officially commuting into the city two years ago when I moved out of the city. At first I was against it because living on the upper east side and having a 15-20 minute train ride straight to class, internship, and a world of midtown fun was ideal for any person. I looked for apartments in all boroughs with friends and alone but nothing really seemed worth it to me. Yes, it’s all about experience and if you really search you can find some great places to live but New Jersey (where I’m from) is just a hop skip and jump away from New York. I made the adult choice and decided to move back home and try on the commuter life.

AHHH! The words I said out loud and screamed in my head about my first commuting experience. I questioned myself as to how do people do this everyday? What is wrong with them? But over a year later and I’m one of those people and it’s become second nature to me. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not sitting here and telling you jump on the next train or bus and you’ll be grinning ear to ear about commuting, but once you get use to it, it does get a bit easier. There is days where you will go have to deal with standing (by choice), angry bus drivers, angry and cranky commuters and when you hit port authority bus terminal, welcome to the world of tired zombies zipping by in every which direction to get to their destinations. Best way to keep a good attitude; headphones, book, coffee and keep your head up and eyes straight, and may sound strange but, SMILE.

Mexican Food

It may seem so cliché that I love Mexican food, so basic right? But my obsession for it goes way back before Chipotle was the greatest thing ever. Sounds crazy, but the idea that all the best foods could be squeezed into an amazing tortilla and make me feel full for hours were close to perfect. No matter what kind of day it is or what day of the week it is Mexican food is always the answer. All jokes aside, WHO DOES NOT LOVE NACHOS? It is like a burrito inside out and it makes it okay to be a messy eater and is the great snack for happy hour. Now don’t get me wrong I have not been to every Mexican place around (even though I wish I have been), these are just some of my favorites:

  1. Dos Caminos
  2. Lucy’s Cantina Royale
  3. Cowgirl Seahorse
  4. Blockheads
  5. Mad Dogs & Beans
  6. Agave
  7. Mary Ann’s
  8. Javier’s (Newport Beach, CA)
  9. Maya’s
  10. Anejo Tribeca

Lucy’s has AMAZING nachos that will make your mouth water for days! They also have top of the hour shots. PERFECT to go along with those NACHOS.

Mad Dogs & Beans has the best margaritas around and some great Mexican food. GO TRY IT!

Agave = FANTASTIC Brunch: 2 hours unlimited wine, mimosa, or margarita with food. Their huevos rancheros is my go to EVERY time I am here.

Anejo Tribeca = AMAZING Brunch; Super quiet and dark inside. They don’t take parties bigger than 6 people. SUPER strong margaritas! Great Saturday Brunch spot!

Thanks for reading & I will happily take any suggestions for delicious Mexican food!