Sunday, August 29, 2010

Waterfront Eats

To enjoy these last beautiful days of summer, we drove down to the Newburgh Waterfront, a row of restaurants situated along the Hudson River. They have patio seating overlooking the water, and there's a little walking path. We took a short stroll...

...and stopped for lunch at Havana 59, which specializes in "Cuban-American fusion." We grabbed a table out on the deck, and our considerate waitress brought an umbrella for our table so we could keep the babies in the shade. While we waited for our food, we watched geese playing in the water and boats leaving the dock.

I had the chipotle hummus wrap with sweet potato fries.

The hummus was a bit watery; I don't think they put any tahini in it. It did have a pleasant garlicky, slightly smoky flavor. The fries were awesome. I make sweet potato oven fries at home from time to time, but sweet taters just don't crisp up in the oven the way regular potatoes do. They still taste good, but sometimes I need the crunch that only a deep frier can provide!

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  1. What a beautiful day. Thank you for sharing the photos. They bring us right there. The sandwich looks like a great thing to replicate at home and now I am craving sweet potato fries.
    Thank you for sharing the contest on Exploits. I appreciate it very much.

  2. Looks like a great time. I can never turn down a yummy vegan wrap!

  3. Ooo I love hummus wraps! Lucky you! I am followin you now too :o)

  4. What a beautiful place! You are so right about sweet potato fries, they are so crispy when they are deep fried! :D

  5. mmm that wrap looks so good! and i can never resist saying no to sweet potato fries! what a wonderful little lunch : ]

  6. Sounds like a wonderful time. Sweet potato fries rock!! :o)