On Monday morning mom and I decided to go to the gym after taking two days off. It felt so nice to move a bit after spending so much time in the car! On our way back to the hotel room we stopped at the Starbucks in the lobby where I was excited to find some Chobani. I’ve missed their yogurt ever since they stopped selling in Canada! I used it to make a quick breakfast bowl before heading out on the road again.
This time we were heading off to Syracuse. I’ve actually been wanting to go there ever since I heard Pinback’s song called ‘Syracuse’ in the 10th grade (I’m not sure if the song has any link to the city though…). When we got there we stopped at Phoebe’s Cafe for lunch. It was cute inside, but really busy and noisy.
I ordered the chicken pita with white cheddar, grilled onions, and a balsamic reduction. It was just okay. I’m not a big fan of blackened chicken – it just tastes burnt to me – and I didn’t realize it would come that way. My mom’s chicken bruschetta wrap tasted amazing though.
After lunch our destination was Destiny USA, which is apparently the 6th biggest mall in the USA! We managed to do some damage there, followed by even more damage to our wallets at the Urban Outfitters in Armory Square.
By the time we were done shopping we were more than ready for food. We had planned to hit up Empire Brewing Company, which is a microbrewery that was featured on Diners, Drive ins and Dives. I had my eyes on their farmstead chili, but my sister convinced me to split their Mediterranean platter with her. It came with falafels, hummus, couscous salad, pickled beans, olives, sun dried tomatoes, tzaziki, and herb flatbread. Everything was awesome, especially those falafels!
We both got a Greek Cobb salad as well, but what we didn’t realize is that the salad had basically the exact same ingredients as the platter, except in salad form. Oops! I should have read the menu better, apparently. It was still good though.
As we were finishing up our meals, we realized that although we had tons of pictures of our food, we had barely any pictures of ourselves. So mom tried to take a picture of Hayley and I… except my eyes were closed. So she tried again, and my eyes looked drunk. Then she tried again, and I looked like I was half asleep. So after that we just got silly.
We were laughing so hard that my abs started to hurt!
After that we just headed to the hotel for our last night of the trip. I’ll be back with the recap of our last day soon!
What’s the biggest mall you’ve ever been to?
Have you ever been to a restaurant that was on Diners, Drive ins and Dives?