It took about 16 months~

“Today is Day 472. Today is Tuesday. And effective immediately, state-mandated COVID restrictions are eliminated.”, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said as he announced New York had achieved his 70% adult partial vaccination milestone early.

A celebration¬†ūüć嬆¬†‚ú®¬† to honor the Essential Workers of NYS took place at 9:15 pm via Fireworks around the State.
dievca caught a peek of the NYC Harbor show.
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Everything is reopening – but will Life ever be the same? Probably not~
 

Photo: dievca Essential Workers Firework Display for 70% of NYC having one dose 06/15/2021


1st Dinner inside: Lebanese Mezza

ilili foodBABA GHANNOUI
HUMMUS
LABNE
KIBBEH NAYE BEIRUTIEH
FATTOUSH
LEBANESE THYME SALAD
DUCK SHAWARMA
MEKANEK
FALAFEL
KIBBEH BI LABAN
ATAYEF & VEAL BACON

Ilili was ‘hopping’ on a Tuesday Night. The bar, two large rooms and outside dining was full. Look, NYC – like other places, went through a long haul with COVID-19 numbers – NYC locals are ready to GET OUT. It was a beautiful vibe last night, and the amazing work from the Vaccine developers made it happen. A HUGE ‘Thank You’ to them.
(PS. Yes, the economy of NYC is based on tourism, but selfishly – not running into any tourists is a great treat.)


Hosting!

Retro Dinner Party

After work today, dievca is hosting a casual dinner party for friends – all of whom are vaccinated.
she’s out of practice….
but its a simple go with ordering-in burgers from Whitman’s, offering a Junior’s Cheesecake + wine/beer..
Nice to be a bit normal, again.

Anyone else hosting an event?


Looking for that inexpensive Michelin Star


Michelin LadyThere are restaurants with Michelin stars in 34 countries. Five of these countries don’t have a Michelin-starred meal for less than $100. For example, Norway’s Statholdergaarden is a 17th-century home that became an eatery in 1914. The restaurant serves classic Scandinavian cuisine at a rate of 1,275kr ($151) for the set menu.

Hostellerie la Montagne in Colombey-les-Deux-√Čglises is the world‚Äôs most inexpensive Michelin eatery. The French restaurant offers a seasonal menu¬†for ‚ā¨20 ($25). Outside of Europe, the most affordable meal is at the¬†Three¬†Coins¬†in Taipei, Taiwan. ‚ÄúThe menu is classic Cantonese, with occasional Taiwanese touches, such as the simple but tasty steamed abalone with dried and fresh tomatoes,‚ÄĚ writes the Michelin Guide‚Äôs reviewer. The set menu costs NT$1,000 (US$36)

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Key Findings

‚󏬆 The¬†lowest cost¬†Michelin-starred restaurant is¬†Hostellerie la Montagne¬†in Colombey-les-Deux-√Čglises, France, where the set menu is ‚ā¨20 (US$24.52).

‚󏬆 The¬†inexpensive American eatery¬†with a Michelin star is¬†State Bird Provisions¬†in San Francisco, with a 3-course-meal for¬†$45.

‚󏬆 The¬†lowest cost three-star¬†restaurant is¬†Le Palais¬†in Taiwan, with a set meal for NT $3,800 (US$138.63)

‚󏬆¬†America‚Äôs most inexpensive three-star¬†meal is at¬†Le Bernardin¬†in NYC, where the¬†Prix Fixe¬†is¬†$175.

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Click here to to see the full article from TopDollar.

Why is dievca even offering this information?

 

Fully-vaccinated Americans can now travel freely without having to quarantine or test for COVID-19, according to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Specifically, Americans who are two weeks out from their final vaccine shot can travel both domestically and internationally and do not need to quarantine when they arrive home unless required by their local jurisdiction, the CDC announced Friday April 2nd, 2021.

Al Brule Travel Pin Up

Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. However, international travel poses additional risks and even fully vaccinated travelers are at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading new COVID-19 variants.

CDC recommends delaying international travel until you are fully vaccinated.

If you are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine:

  • You should continue to follow CDC‚Äôs recommendations for traveling safely and get tested 3-5 days after travel.
  • You do NOT need to get tested before leaving United States unless your destination requires it.
  • You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.
International Travel Recommendations for fully vaccinated travelers:
 
  • Before you travel
    • Make sure you understand and follow all airline and destination requirements related to travel, testing, or quarantine, which may differ from U.S. requirements. If you do not follow your destination‚Äôs requirements, you may be denied entry and required to return to the United States.
    • Check the current¬†COVID-19 situation in your destination.
  • While you are traveling:
    • Wear a¬†mask¬†over your nose and mouth.¬†Masks are required¬†on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
    • Avoid crowds and¬†stay at least 6 feet/2 meters¬†(about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who is not traveling with you.
    • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
  • Before you arrive in the United States:
    • All air passengers coming to the United States,¬†including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people,¬†are¬†required¬†to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 3 days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months before they board a flight to the United States.
  • After travel:
    • Get tested with¬†a¬†viral test¬†3-5 days¬†after travel.
    • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
    • Follow all¬†state and local¬†recommendations or requirements after travel.

 

 


What to do after your vaccine…

Or maybe not…

Getting a beer after the 2nd shot isn’t advised.

But, apparently the HavenūüćÄ is open and available~ by the Brooklyn Armory Terminal

Photo: dievca-Irish Haven in Brooklyn 03/2021