Mrs. Dude and I had the honor of being invited to a wedding in Brooklyn, NY this past weekend. The drive in was simple but as we were approaching Brooklyn, it dawned on me that I forgot to pack any pants and I thought…well this is going to be an interesting weekend. And so it was. Here’s a recap of our weekend getaway.
The wedding was Sunday but we were invited to a Friday gathering as well, so we headed in Friday afternoon and arrived in Brooklyn about 3:00. Our first stop? The Gap. Yes, I really needed pants.
Now when we go into the city, it’s always Manhattan. So this was new territory for us and as any celiac will tell you, this is when the disease can be a gigantic pain in the ass. I reached out to the Twitterverse and did some research on my own and it all pointed on one destination: Siggy’s.
A nice 20 minute walk and there we were for dinner. How was it? I will let the pictures speak for themselves:
Great vibe. Great service. Phenomenal food.
After dinner, we headed to meet the bride and groom and friends at a joint that had indoor shuffleboard. Had a blast. I would tell you how well I played shuffleboard, but after one shot that landing about 20 feet short, the groom kicked me off the court. My shuffleboard career ended before it even had a chance to start.
Saturday was Mrs. Dude’s birthday so we were up and about bright and early. There was an indoor flea market we wanted to check out that was about two miles away. We LOVE to walk when we’re in the city, but like I said, we were in unfamiliar territory. After the flea market, we decided to head back to Siggy’s for lunch. Hey…why mess with success.
According to my crappy iPhone, it was about an hour walk. About 20 minutes in, we realized we were in a neighborhood that we did not want to be in. At all. But we had no idea how to get out of said neighborhood. I have never been so happy to hail a cab in my entire life. And the supposed 20 minute walk to Siggy’s? The DRIVE took 20 minutes. Oy!
Now dinner time is where things started to fall apart a bit. I wanted to make it special for Mrs. Dude. Lord knows she deserves it. I did some research ahead of time for places I could eat in Brooklyn that Mrs. Dude would enjoy as well. I was confident that I’d find a place. I failed miserably. Not only that, but we had a reservation at a great place called Pearl & Ash in Manhattan but because I’m an overconfident idiot, I cancelled those reservations.
To make a long story short, after hours of searching and Mrs. Dude beginning to lose serious steam and me feeling like a complete turd, at 7:40 I rebooked a reservation at Pearl & Ash for 8:15. I was unshowered but determined. Took a 30 second shower, got a car service and we pulled up in front of Pearl & Ash at 8:14. Kick save and a beauty!!!
Two bottles of red wine and an amazing dinner later, our night was complete. What a day.
Sunday for brunch, you’ll never guess where we went? Yep…back to Siggy’s.
Sunday night was the wedding and all I can say is WOW!!!! Just an amazing, magical evening. And of course, ALL of the food was gluten free, even the wedding cake. Imagine an entire evening without needing to even think about the food. I was in gluten-free heaven!
Words will not do the night justice, so why even bother trying?
My sincere thanks to the bride and groom for including us. Even though I forgot pants, I lost my eyeglass case on Saturday night, I lost my eyeglasses themselves on Sunday night and after an hour of trying, I realized there is no way in hell I can tie a bow tie and had to ask for help at the wedding itself, it was one of the best weekends I’ve had in a very long time.
And don’t even get me started on the gluten-free wedding cake…