Lunches in the City + Father’s Day

roasted-brussels-sprouts

I have three lunches worth highlighting from the last week!

First, I was in the city twice for lunch in the last few days so let’s discuss.

I had lunch at Upland and it was delicious. While I had yet to dine at the Upland location in the city, I did have dinner at the Upland in Miami a few years ago.

The margarita pizza was as good as I remembered it. We also shared a bunch of other sides and appetizers plus a salad.

upland-pizza
upland
upland-salad

Yesterday we had a work lunch at Tony Di Napoli.

I feel like this family-style Italian restaurant is famous but maybe it’s just my opinion since I’ve been going to the various locations of the restaurant in the city since I’m little. I last wrote about dinner at Tony’s in this post.

Since Tony’s is a family-style restaurant, we ordered the following for the table:

A house salad, caesar salad, fried zucchini, chicken parmesan, eggplant parmesan, baked ziti, and rigatoni ala vodka.

I think most would argue that Tony’s is the best there is when it comes to these classic Italian dishes. In my opinion, the fried zucchini is definitely the best. I don’t normally eat fried food so I definitely felt it afterward but it was worth it.

Tony-dinapoli
Tony-dinapoli

While I was way too full for dessert, when the giant cake/ice cream combinations arrived at the table, I did have to try it.

Tony-dinapoli

On Father’s Day, we went to Gastronomy for lunch. Originally we wanted to have lunch at The Shed, but the wait was two hours and they don’t take reservations.

We started with the roasted Brussels sprouts as an appetizer even though it’s a side dish. I really wanted to try them — they were so good!

roasted-brussels-sprouts

And I had the power bowl for lunch.

power-bowl

All in all, lots of good meals lately!

Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

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