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Foodie Friday: Agave

140 7th Avenue South, New York

Last night was fabulously fun. I meet my friend Jaclyn for dinner at Agave. I planned on being brave and ordering their Squash Blossom tacos, but they were all out! I suppose lots of other people were intrigued by the idea of flower tacos, too. My curiosity is now whetted, and I want to try these out. Has anyone ever tried Squash Blossoms?

Yum?

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Instead of flowers, Jac and I decided to split a guacamole app. The guac was super fresh and came with pico, sour cream, and blue corn chips. The serving size was so large that the two of us couldn’t finish it all. It did come in at a hefty price for guac at $12, but since you could probably split this three ways it’s not so bad.

While we waited for dinner, Jac sipped on a Blood Orange margarita. I didn’t order one, because I had a headache all day, but I tried hers and it was awesome. Agave is known for their extensive drink menu – especially their tequila – and this marg was something special. They are also popular for their jalapeño infused margs, but being that I am not a fan of jalapeño’s, I didn’t sample one.

Happy Hour prices are supposedly reasonable.

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For dinner, I decided to try one of their many eclectic quesadilla options. I ordered the Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Roasted Tomato quesadilla. The best thing about it was the asparagus. I haven’t had asparagus in a while, and I forgot how much I enjoy it. Since it’s in season, I will have to buy some soon. Overall, the main course wasn’t anything special. Though the veggies were good, the cheese was kind of bland, which is odd since goat cheese usually has a strong flavor. It wasn’t bad or anything, it just wasn’t memorable.

This restaurant is a great place to come during happy hour, sample some of their many yummy drink options, and split and app with a friend or two. The décor makes you feel that you entered a cave with a distinct Southwestern vibe without being overly themed. The space is large, which is something I always appreciated in NYC. So many restaurants in the City are so small that you find yourself sitting on top of everyone. I would definitely be interested in going back, if only for that Blood Orange marg.

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Are You Ready for Some Football?

Meh, I’m not really ever ready for some football. I can get really into the Olympics and World Cup, but football just isn’t my thing. I was once dragged to a Penn State football game in the rain in the student section where I had to stand the whole time. Everyone else with me thought it was the best thing ever. I wanted to go home.

Normally, I skip the Super Bowl all together and watch the Puppy Bowl instead. Have you ever seen the Puppy Bowl? It is true bliss. Puppies run around on a little football field and halfway through the “game” there is a kitty half-time show. I have been a loyal viewer since Puppy Bowl I.

These pups are hardcore.

This year, I DVRed the Puppy Bowl to enjoy later in the week, and hosted a small gathering for the Super Bowl. Chris wanted to watch the game, so I decided it would be most fun surrounded by friends and food.

I tried to have some healthy options to make up for our beer-filled weekend. I made a large salad, my famous guac to serve with multigrain tortilla chips, and spaghetti squash.

I heart you, too.

It looked prettier in person.

The night ended up not being so healthy, because we ordered pizza. There were also cupcakes. I may have had one two.

Tasty frosting covered frienemies.

The most surprising part of the night was that I actually enjoyed watching the game. It was close all the way through, so it kept me entertained. I didn’t really care which team won, since I had no connections to either, but we all picked one side to get more into the action. In the end “our” team lost, but it was still good fun. Maybe I’m okay with football after all? Probably not.

What were your Super Bowl eats?