Misty Met and Canyon Road

Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011 was another of those days this winter with weather that doesn’t make you want to leave home. Nonetheless, I had plans to meet up with a friend at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the evening and then go out to dinner on the Upper East Side.

When I got to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the wind was blowing the water from the north fountains across the 5th Avenue entrance in this really cool mist.

Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

In case you’ve never seen what the American Wing looks like at night, here you go.

American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

After a little while at the museum, my friend and I went to Canyon Road, a Mexican restaurant at 1470 1st Avenue (east side of the street between 77th Street and 76th Street).

The chips and salsa were both lacking in flavor and substance.

Chips and Salsa at Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

Chips and Salsa at Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

My friend got a blood orange frozen margarita.

Blood Orange Frozen Margarita at Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

Blood Orange Frozen Margarita at Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

I got a mojito. It was quite enjoyable (though my dad makes the absolute best mojitos – using mint my parents grow in abundance at their house).

Mojito at Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

Mojito at Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

There was tableside guacamole. While the avocado was fresh, the guacamole was lacking in flavor and substance.

Guacamole Being Made at Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

Guacamole Being Made at Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

Guacamole at Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

Guacamole at Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

My friend got the Spinach, Goat Cheese, Mixed Peppers, & Mushroom Enchilada with salsa pipian. She liked it, but did not finish it and did not take home the leftovers.

Enchilada at Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

Enchilada at Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

I got the Slowly Roasted Duck Burrito with black beans & smothered with mole poblano sauce. I really liked my entree. I really love duck (which I didn’t eat until this summer).

Burrito at Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

Burrito at Canyon Road - New York, NY - Feb 5, 2011

– Evan Bindelglass

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