So as you can imagine, I was quite hungry after running for 4 hours and 24 minutes! Right after crossing the finish line I was kind of in a daze, slightly nauseous, and trying to comprehend the fact that it was actually over and I had in fact just run a marathon. I was handed a bag of goodies and immediately downed an apple and some pretzels…but I was mostly focusing on trying to walk and find my family. After getting some warm clothes and making the trek back to our hood, the extreme hunger set in and I needed food fast!
The first place we came to was a tiny takeout pizza place and it fit the bill perfectly! The crust was thin and crunchy on the bottom, topped with the right amount of cheese and sauce…it held me over until dinner (which was only a mere hour and half later!) I’d been to Rosewater for brunch before and had heard amazing things about their dinner. This was the perfect opportunity to try it. Upon seating we were greeted with a basket of some of the best bread I’ve ever had. Salty on the top, chewy, and very fresh. With herb olive oil and sea salt for dipping….good olive oil really is something special! Adam and I each ordered an appetizer:
My pumpkin soup was so rich and creamy and the toasted cashews added a really nice crunch. The bread was perfect to soak up every last drop. Adam’s goat cheese salad was also good…not amazing but I mean, it’s hard to go too wrong with fried cheese! There were three mains ordered at our table….our server highly recommended the hiramashi, which she described as a meaty white fish similar to swordfish. So Adam and I trusted her with our entree, my mom went with the other fish of the day and my dad chose the chicken.
We all really enjoyed our dishes! Both fishes were perfectly cooked and the chicken was super moist. We were all super hungry…I have to give my family lots of credit..marathon spectating is very hard work! They basically walked/ran all over the city to try to catch me three times along the route! Highly impressed! So…we also decided to share three sides:
I love well cooked greens and these were spot on. The beans were like an upscale version of traditional baked beans and were super comforting and delicious. My one complaint of dinner was that I found the food a little on the salty side…maybe they did it on purpose to replenish my sodium levels?