Hey Cuties,

I’ve not another #FatSnacks Friday for you. Today I’m sharing the things Babe and I ate while we were in New York attending Fashion Week and the Essence Street Style Block Party.  I didn’t have time to eat as much as I wanted. I missed breakfast two days in a row. My gut doesn’t show it, but

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I haven’t kept it 100% about my trip to New York, so I’m going to take the time to come clean.  On Friday, Babe and I went to visit Museum of Sex in New York. It was fun, it was hilarious and some lessons were learned believe it or not. They totally had the best moon bounce ever.  I’m still trying to decide if I’m going to share it. I just have to figure out how to share it so it isn’t offensive.

Day 1: Lunch

Prior to this adventure, we grabbed some lunch at John Doe. I selected this spot because we were hungry and it was a couple doors down from the museum.   I started out with a cocktail, because kid-less in New York.


John Doe – Sangria  @johndoenyc

The menu said Sangria, the waitress said it was Sangria. Only it tastes nothing like Sangria. The coloring is off and it was so freaking strong I have a 2-inch patch of chest hair now. That ain’t cute…


John Doe – Chili Nachos

I wanted something good, but nothing that would make me miserable. I wanted to be full of energy while walking around the museum.  I went with the Chili Nachos: Fried corn tortilla chips topped with beef chili, pinto bean, Monterrey & cheddar cheese, with sour cream, guacamole & salsa. It was good, I totally couldn’t eat it all, but I worked in as much as I could.


John Doe – Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Babe decided to go with the Grilled Chicken Sandwich: with lettuce, tomato & onion in a Cajun dry rub, chipotle mayo, BBQ sauce on a baguette. he enjoyed it.

Day 1: Dinner


The Counter: Custom Built Burger  @thecounterburger

Babe and I did a little shopping and people watched in Time Square until it started raining. We decided to grab some dinner to go. I took us to The Counter, I’d been their once three years ago with the girls.  This is a build your own burger type of establishment. They have a cute paper ordering system at the table. It was just as good to go as it was eating in house.

Day 2: Afternoon Drink


Jane Motorcycles, Brooklyn, NY @janemotorcycles

I had taken Babe to a show for Fashion Week and then to the Essence Street Style Block Party in Brooklyn on Saturday.  He was so supportive and snapped pictures for me and everything. So after the block party, we went to Jane Motorcycles in Brooklyn.  This is in a very hipster party of Brooklyn. I didn’t even know that was a thing… the shop is so freaking dope, it is a motorcycle and expresso shop. After babe did some shopping we had two Stewart’s at the bar. He had Key Lime while I sipped on Cream Soda.


Babe in Jane Motorcycles, Brooklyn, NYC

He was taking it all in while trying on a pair of motorcycle pants. The expresso counter is in the back left. You can see it a little over Babe’s shoulder.

Day 2: Dinner

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Soco, Brooklyn @socobk

I heard such great things about Soco so I already knew that is where we were going for dinner. We walked from the motorcycle shop all the way to SoCo just following Google Maps.  The weather had cooled off a bit so our walk was comfortable. As we arrived at Soco the first thing I did was order me a Sangria, I’m happy to report it was the real deal.  Sangria, Sugarless w/ Fresh fruits, Lemongrass and thyme infused wine.

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Babe being dramatic…

He pretended to fall asleep while I snapped pictures of our food. He just wanted to eat. 

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I got the extremely delicious Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Organic Chicken, Red Velvet Waffle

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Soco: Mac & Cheese

I got Aunt Cruz’s Mac & Cheese for us to share. Really because I’m just fat.

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Soco: Chicken

Babe went with the Smoked BBQ Chicken, 1/2 Organic Chicken, Asian BBQ Sauce, String Beans, Mash Potatoes. He enjoyed it, the sauce had a little kick to it.  I hear their brunch is amazing, so I plan to return for that experience.

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Our first visit to New York was seven years ago, we came to celebrate my 30th birthday. We attended the last New York Giants game in the old stadium. #BigBlue #GMen Fashion Week was going on during that time as well. We came back several years later with the kids, but this is only our second time being here together. It was a nice full circle type of feeling. We had such a good time in New York and looking forward to doing it together again soon. Well, we might bring the kids the next time.


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Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. K

    Haha! I laughed at the putting hair on your chest Sangria! :-). The color was certainly off! It’s a good thing l just ate otherwise l would be drooling on the keyboard. The food looks amazing. I love it when you do the fatsnacks posts. I would have loved the motorcycle store. I used to ride 🙂

    • MimiCuteLips

      Girl, they were trying to punk me. FatSnacks post are one of my favorites too. Oh nice, Babe rides so I indulge in his sport since he humors me with mine.

  2. Anitra | The Mom on the Move

    I’m not an adventurous eater, likely because of my many food allergies so NYC food always has me concerned. But these spots sound like something I could do!

  3. Alli Smith

    I’ll have the chili nachos – sounds delicious! And that red velvet waffle with buttermilk fried chicken really tempts my southern taste buds.

  4. Shirley Wood

    Those chili nachos look fabulous. We are Stewarts fans and especially their cream soda. It looks like you all had a great kid less day! My hubby hates the pic snapping wait in restaurants too!

  5. Mitch

    The chicken and macaroni and cheese pictures made my mouth water. You took great photos and now I am looking for some fat snacks!

  6. Jennifer

    Everything looks so good! Those chili nachos look delicious! I know I’d love that. Still jealous you got to go to NY Fashion Week! 🙂 I bet that was an amazing experience. I’ve always seen photos of Fashion Week in magazines and I have always wanted to go!

  7. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    This looks like a fabulous place to eat in Brooklyn. I love BBQ chicken and that BBQ chicken is actually making me hungry right now! 🙂
    The mac and cheese also looks tasty!

  8. Angelic Sinova

    John Doe is really good! My best friend lives in NYC (she lives in Brooklyn) so I’ve been there a few times. The Chili Nachos are so good!

  9. Camesha | Mama Motivator

    This whole blog post made me hungry tho. That Red Velvet Waffle… MAN, that looks good!

  10. Gwendolyn Mulholland

    The Chili Nachos and Fried Chicken look so scrumptious. Babe reminds me of my family when I make them wait so I can take pictures.

  11. Christy Maurer

    I could use those nachos in my life! I really need to find someplace local that haves something this scrumptious!

  12. Sarah

    Your fat snacks are making my tummy growl. Looks very yummy!

  13. Jenn

    Okay, now I am hungry. Your photos are amazing. I have never been NYC but I have heard from other people that the food is out of this world.

  14. Latoya @ Life and a Budget

    Those chicken and waffles look incredible! Dang, I might be a tad bit hungry now:(

  15. Tamika Hall

    Yoooooo!! Im hungry for some FatSnacks!! Lol. Omg, I love fried chicken and Mac and Cheese…yep, i need that in my life, lol.

  16. Amanda Love

    There is nothing like spending an entire day in New York, especially when good food is involved. I’m glad you had a fantastic time together as well. I cannot wait to get back in NY and just enjoy everything that I missed in the place!

  17. Nikka Shae

    Yes, everything looks so amazing! Those nachos and mac and cheese, yummy!!!!

  18. CourtneyLynne

    OMg can we say yum?!?! Every last dish looks absolutely delicious!!!! Now you have me starving to death lol!

  19. Keisha

    This is just wrong. Now my tastebuds are LIT. That sangria and those chili nachos would have definitely gotten smashed. Will travel for food! #fatnessfirst

  20. Tammileetips

    This sounds like amazing food!!! I love that he is pretending to sleep, my husband has done the same thing before he got into taking pictures as well!

  21. Michele d

    That Mac n Cheese looks mighty good. Actually, everything looks so appetizing.

  22. Tia @ financiallyfitandfab

    I love sangria! I’m glad the second stop you visited had delicious sangria!

  23. Donna Seay

    Hilarious! My husband acts that way! And those nachos look like they are to die for!

  24. Tiffany H

    LOL you taught me a new word “fat snacks” the food looks delicious! I’ve never tried red velvet waffles, does it taste just like the cake? What is the moon bounce. Glad your hubby was able to visit motorcycles since he was patient with you.. Lol

  25. Joanna

    I don’t know what’s taking me so long to go to Soco. lol I hear their brunch menu is good. I need to look up John Doe.

  26. Rebecca Swenor

    John Doe’s chili nachos look and sound delicious. The Stewart’s cream soda I would love to try. Thanks for sharing these awesome foods.

  27. Robin Rue

    All of this looks so good! I could try out new things forever and a day.

  28. Ramona Collins

    OMG. That chicken and waffle combo looks so delicious. I’m planning a trip to NYC soon. I want to go to SoCo for dinner. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Carlana

    The smoked BBQ chicken and the grilled chicken sandwich looks delicious! It’s always good to see couples do thing together.

  30. Bonnie @wemake7

    Oh my gosh! You are making me so hungry. Especially that macaroni and cheese and the chili nachos!

  31. Ty

    OMG!!! Everything looks so good, especially the Mac n cheese and BBQ chicken. Good Lawd!!!!

  32. Elle

    I absolutely love to eat. I like to enjoy my food and savor every taste. With that said, I realize that the time has come when I have to exercise because my love is finally catching up with me. Everything looks so yummy!

  33. inspiring kitchen

    all your photographs of food look so inviting. But I particularly like the Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Organic Chicken, Red Velvet Waffle

  34. Sara-Jayne

    Chilli nachos – now I can’t think of anything else! And that chicken? Ohhhh…. Everything looks and sounds so good!

  35. T. Espinoza

    So much deliciousness! Clearly I can’t let you go to NY without me 🙂

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