It’s not like I’m in Italy (where I was at this time last year!) where there is a once in a lifetime opportunity to eat scrumptious food on every corner. I’m in an area surrounded by Cheesecake Factory, PF Changs, Brio, TJI Fridays, Fuddruckers, and the like. There are also a few local places, everything within walking distance from my hotel, but my experience at the Lebanese Taverna my first night here was pretty disappointing. It has also become a chain. The good news is there is a Fresh Market nearby, kind of like a little Central Market. My room is a big suite with a refrigerator and a microwave oven so I was able to pick up some things at Fresh Market. I treated myself to some huge organic strawberries and some beautiful mandarin oranges and plenty of breakfast items such as Greek yogurt and even eggs. I will see how microwave eggs turn out! Instead of eating lunch at the industrial cafe in the building I’m stuck in all day I will be bringing my own salad and fruit.
Microwave eggs: They are really very good, believe it or not. I placed 2 eggs in a bowl of about 1/2 cup water, pricked the yolks with the end of a paper clip, then covered them with an opened plastic baggie. After about 2 1/2 minutes total and letting them sit for a minute, I drained the water.
I had the eggs with a piece of whole wheat bread I bought from a local bakery. Excellent!
Yesterday I discovered that the building I am working in has a huge, modern gym. I worked out in the hotel gym on Monday night and it was small with only a couple weight machines and no space to work out, so today I am bringing work out clothes and will take a break in the afternoon.