{NYC Chelsea Dining}: I Like it Rare.

by Katelyn Block on August 19, 2012 · 4 comments

Hey everyone! Currently at a train station layover. I got on this train at 11:55 and it arrives home at 11pm. I guess you could say that’s a long train ride. Anyway! I’m drinking some half-caff coffee with cream (yes, CREAM — better for slow release of caffeine and makes me happy) and stevia, while eating four hard-boiled eggs with a bit of salt.

Small yet satisfying. I have a whole load of Progenex, turkey jerky, almonds, and NoGii bars (from Thursday), so I think I’ll be good for the rest of the ride home. HA. I could really use a vegetable right now.

In New York I drank a lot of this:

Starbucks iced coffee with sugar-free mocha.

And drank even more of this:

Progenex, aka The Sauce.

Enough about travel food. Let’s talk about Rare.

When I was in New York on Thursday, we got hungry after working out with the champs. I mean, what could you really expect. Tina and I headed over to Theo’s to freshen up, and then met up with her, Jocelyn (who let me stay with her Thursday night, what a great friend<3), and Meredith for dinner at Rare, a bar and grill in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood.

We loved the vibe and the decor. Look at those lamps!

We spent some time looking at the menu, debating between getting something fancy (the tempting option), or getting something less expensive (the reasonable option).

I went semi-reasonable and got the organic burger atop a side salad.

Cole slaw on the side. I’m usually not a huge cole slaw fan, but this wasn’t bad. I took Tina’s lead and put it atop the burger. YUM.

We all split a basket of fries, which came with three varieties: sweet potato, waffle (??), and truffle. We dominated the sweet potato and waffle fries. The truffles ended up kind of lonely.

Typical blogger in the background. We’re not sorry.

Look at these SAUCES!! I love sauces. Two ketchup boats (my favorite, clearly), homemade BBQ sauce, a maple dip, honey mustard (?), and something else that was a bit more smoky.

I left super stuffed, and couldn’t even finish my burger. I blame this on the fries. Darn fries.

What was the last meal you had that was….. rare? ;)
Favorite dipping sauces? I’m talking ketchup, BBQ, octopus ink….. whatever is your style, man.

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jenna August 19, 2012 at 9:25 PM

that burger and coleslaw combo looks really good!! my sister lives right out of chelsea! im going to ask her if she’s been there before! my favorite sauces are spicy mustard and bbq sauce, but i’m honestly not much of a sauce/condiment person generally! i hope that you get home soon!! SPAlove!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 19, 2012 at 10:39 PM

You can never go wrong with ketchup, especially when fries (of any kind) are involved. BBQ sauce is pretty high up there too.

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Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy August 20, 2012 at 9:16 AM

I know what you mean about long train journeys. When I was backpacking round the states, I did a few 2 day train journeys and even though I packed lots of food – by the end of it I was ready for a big plate full of veggies.

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Katie | wholelivingimprint.tumblr.com August 20, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I love Starbucks with sf mocha, get it almost every day! RARE looked delicious, I may just have to check it out when I go to NYC later this fall!

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