FOODIE FRIDAY: Shorty’s Authentic Philly Steaks and Sandwiches @shortysnyc #phillysteak #NYCeats #hellskitchen

This Foodie Friday highlights Shorty’s Authentic Philly Steaks and Sandwiches, a restaurant in NYC Hell’s Kitchen (576 9th Avenue – 41st and 42nd).

Shorty’s claims to make “authentic philly steaks”. They say that the secret is in the type of bread that they use. That is why they ship their bread from Philly and bake it on site.

After walking around downtown, we worked up an appetite and hubs wanted a cheesesteak. Works for me. My friend suggested Shorty’s .

I asked, “Are they GOOD?”

She replied, “ That’s where I go.”

I trust her standards because she is a particular foodie like I am.

While he is a traditionalist, I am open to options. Thankfully, Shorty’s gave me a lot to choose from. There were 14 different types of philly steak sandwiches. All served wit’out fried onions unless you asked.

Hubby ordered Cheesesteak (steak, Whiz)
Hubs opinion: Cheesesteak was delicious. Quite possibly better than what he had from Philly. The meat was well seasoned with great meat to cheese ratio.

I ordered Nacho Steak (chicken, avocado, tomatoes, jalapenos, tortilla crunch, pepperjack)
TOW opinion: This is my new favorite way to eat a cheesesteak. I was sold when I saw it had avocado on it. Always order sandwich with avocado! LOL The jalapenos and the pepperjack cheese were not overpoweringly spicy but provided just enough heat so it was not bland. The meat was not dry (a common issue with chicken cheesesteaks). This was a hearty, yummy sandwich. And the tortilla strips added a little crunch for a change in texture. I would definitely order this again.

TOW Final Word
Check out Shorty’s especially if you like cheesesteaks. You will not be disappointed. I know I am going back the next time I am in NYC!

Hours and Website
Sunday-Wednesday 11am-2am
Thursday-Saturday 11am-3am
http://www.shortysnyc.com (check website for delivery zone)

Alien Attraction #CaraBristol #romance

Alien Attraction – Cara Bristol

Opinion
I was gifted this book back in hopes I would provide an honest review. Every time I tried to write the review, i ended up rereading the book. I wanted to stay in this world, especially since everything works out in the end.

Right off, I was worried how the story was going to go because Sunny is trying to have a relationship that was real enough for the cameras but not too involved that she would break his heart when she left. I was stressed.

Are they going to make him look foolish for the ratings? How was he going to react when he found out about the cameras? Thankfully, he had his own little deception to keep him on edge.

Then when Sunny realized she wanted to be with him and wanted to keep it private, I hoped she could get rid of all the cameras. I liked her feisty attitude in dealing with the TV station. She knew they were exploiting her but she had her plan to use them. And she did what she could to “accidentally “ kill a few of their cameras along the way.

Even though I am usually a fan of the truth being revealed, in this case, I had hoped that he would get away with his little act of dishonesty.
I’m glad everything was resolved, with all the questions answered by the end.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY. Overall, I loved it. Like I said, I read it multiple times already.

Book details

Series:Alien Mate
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥

Print Length: 248 pages

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Speed Mating #KU #shifterromance

Speed Mating – A Midnight Liaisons – Jessica Sims

Opinion
I did not get the sense in the beginning of the book that Estrella and Vic would get together. They didn’t seem as though they were interested in each other. They appear to care only for her well-being because he was her alpha.
Estrella seem to be very insecure because she was a mix between a lion and a tiger. Plus, she was supposedly sterile. It started to get repetitive to me. We get it. She is 6 feet tall and looks slightly intimidating. But that was mentioned over and over.
When she finally decided to drive her self at Vic I thought she could have done it differently. Maybe her heat was making her crazy and weird.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BORROW. Overall, the book was okay but I wish it had been longer and had more substance.

Book details
Series:N/A
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 55 pages



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Best Cell phone case #tryitTuesday


HianDier Wallet Case for iPhone Xs, Slim Protective Case with Credit Card Slot Holder Flip Folio Soft PU Leather Magnetic Closure Cover Case Compatible with iPhone Xs MAX 6.5 inches (2018), Black

• Perfectly fit for Apple for iPhone Xs .
• With 2 card slots designed, conveniently to store cards, license or some cashes.
• Steady magnetic buckles keep cards / cashes safe and secure, no worries about things slip out.
• Precise cutouts and design, easy access to all buttons, cameras and ports.

This is a nice slim case that I use to hold my license, debit card, and some business cards.

The magnets catch well so I do not worry about anything falling out.

With the raised edge on the front, I am able to help protect the screen. I still use a tempered glass on the screen to ensure it is well protected when I drop it.

While the case is form fitting, it is easy to take off if I need to.

I am happy with my purchase! To buy this case, you can click my affiliate link here 

TOW Final Word: Buy

  • Good value for the price
  • Easy to hold
  • Durable

 

Athens #Greece day tour #tryitTuesday

TRY It Tuesday: Greece Edition


I know if you are like me, you are anxiously waiting until you can take your next trip.

If you are going to Athens, you are probably trying to decide which tour should you take.

I decided to purchase the Athens Half Day Tour on Viator.com

The tour was described:
Immerse yourself in the ancient sights of Athens on a private 4-hour sightseeing tour. The half-day excursion makes it easy as spinach pie to complete your Athens bucket list without breaking a sweat. Comfortable WiFi enabled transportation takes you to the Acropolis, Temple of Hephaestus, Panathenaic Stadium, and more. Get a taste of modern Greece with a viewing of the Changing of the Guard at Syntagma.

We will visit the world’s cradle of civilization, the ACROPOLIS, the temple of HEPHAESTUS, the ancient agora, the PANATHENAIC STADIUM and the Columns of Olympian ZEUS. We will watch the changing of the guards at SYNTAGMA and we will enjoy the wonderful ATHENS view reaching the sea from LYCABETTUS Hill.

I was excited.

The tour was super basic. And I’m using the “tour” loosely. You are essentially paying for a taxi driver to take you around to popular tourist sites. You still have to pay to see everything.
Entry to the Acropolis was 10Euros (because it was off season)

Entry to the Panathenaic Stadium was 5Euros

Our guide was nice but he didn’t speak a lot of English. He tried to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. But there were times when I gave up explaining what I wanted because he could not understand me.

I guess they don’t want you asking the driver any questions, lest you think he’s a tour guide. You are supposed to pay extra for a tour guide.

He picked us up at our downtown hotel and took us to as much as he could in 4 hours but traffic was a little crazy. We went to the ACROPOLIS, the PANATHENAIC STADIUM, and Columns of Olympian ZEUS.

We saw the changing of the guards at SYNTAGMA and then we took pictures with at LYCABETTUS Hill. I think we ran out of time to see the temple of HEPHAESTUS and the ancient agora.

TOW Final Word
All things considered, if you want to visit sites and have someone else worry about the transportation, this tour is for you. Other than that, I would suggest you pick a different tour.