Posted By: Chris Cote
Categories: Chris Cote, Competition, EAT WELL, food in new york, new york restaurants, Quiksilver Pro, Surf, Transworld Surf, travel in new york city
New York City really has a way of overwhelming any form of will power you may have. On every block, there’s a restaurant better than the next and a bar more hip and cool than the last. For some reason, when you’re walking around Manhattan, you’re always hungry and always thirsty—hence the title of this blog—“The Long Flight Home.” I went to New York in September for the Quiksilver Pro and when I wasn’t on the sand in the contest area, I was either in a restaurant or a bar, indulging in all forms of food and drink. For the most part, when you travel to a “foodie” city like NYC, your body acclimates to the richness and diverse cuisine you ingest. But, after a week of gout-inducing power eating and drinking, your body has its own way of telling you enough is enough. I’m all for being satisfied, but the feeling of being “full” is awful—and after a week in NYC, I was “full.” On my flight home, I made amends with my internal digestive system. I promised a full week of salads, lighter meals, less alcohol, and more attention to the overall freshness of what I put into my mouth. After a week of “recovery” I felt much better and vowed to never be a glutton again... that is, until next month when I travel to a city that could very well rival Manhattan as the food capital of America. San Francisco here I come—I better start doing stomach stretches now.