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A Night of Exploring

Welcome to This Life of Mine! I’m starting this blog as both an outlet for my thoughts and a record of my life as a twenty-something medical student living in New York City. Join me as I strive to be the best me I can be!

Tonight, one of my med school friends took a bunch of us out to Astoria, Queens, where she grew up. Having never been to Queens, I was super excited to see what it was like, and to try one of her favorite restaurants out there!

We went to Mundo Tapas, a Turkish restaurant with international flair and lots of exciting, new-to-me dishes. Our table shared the Red Sonja to start, an appetizer made of red lentils, bulgur wheat, fresh greens, & oriental spices on green leaf lettuce and lemon. It was super delicious! We also shared the Carrot Dip, served with garlic yogurt, extra virgin olive oil, and warm pita. Yummy.

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The Red Sonja!

For my main, I ordered the Spinach Ottoman Dumplings, homemade Turkish dumplings stuffed with fresh spinach, herbs, yogurt, butter, paprika, and mint sauce. They were really delicious, and something I definitely couldn’t make at home!

After dinner, we headed to a beer garden in Astoria called Studio Square, with a large outdoor sitting area, food & drink counters, and huge screens to watch the Olympics. It was the perfect venue for our group of eight to sit, drink, and talk. Because of cocktails at a speakeasy last night and the coming weekend, I chose to stick with water for the night. Still good to sit and catch up with friends, though!

I just got home and am watching the women’s all-around gymnastics final. So exciting! Goodnight!

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