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Pink Thing of The Day: Pig Slime Toy!

pig slime toy photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

Hey guess what, Bitches? Flying Tiger has reopened their Manhattan-based stores and I could not be more excited to shop there once again! I happened to be uptown yesterday near 74th Street and Third Avenue and stopped into the store at that location hoping to find a Pink Thing or two for blog. Mission: accomplished!

pig slime toy photo by gail worley

Kids love to play with Slime, and Flying Tiger is currently selling Pink Slime in a Pink Pig-shaped container. Squeal.

pig slime toy photo by gail

I believe the “cloud” graphic on the packaging is meant to indicate that the slime is soft to the touch, and not that it farts or emits gas of any kind when poked with a finger. I neglected to note the price of this fun pink thing, but my guess would be that it sells for around $3.00.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Unicorn String Lights!

Pink Unicorn String Lights
Photos By Gail

Do Unicorns ever go off trend? I don’t think so, and certainly not as long as the amazing Flying Tiger Shop has these Pink Unicorn String Lights in stock!

Pink Unicorn String Lights Detail

These lights would be a great addition to a little girl’s bedroom (or any child’s room), but they would also be fun to light up the room of an adult who just loves Unicorns, or the color Pink!

Pink Unicorn String Lights Detail

Just $8 for a string of ten lights, while they last!

Eye On Design: Hang-It-All Clothes Hanger By Charles Eames

Hang It All Clothes Hanger
Photos By Gail

Designing couple Charles and Ray Eames’s interest in design for children extended to many different kinds of playroom objects, including this hanging rack made from colorful wooden balls. The Hang-It-All Clothes Hanger (1953) remains in production to this day, and you can find an inexpensive version at any Flying Tiger Shop.

Photographed as Part of The Value of Good Design, on Exhibit Through June 15th, 2019 at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC

Hang It All Clothes Hanger
Installation View

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Unicorn String Lights

Pink Unicorn String Lights
All Photos By Gail

Are Unicorns still trending? Who cares! Are you perhaps even a grown adult women who needs to own Pink Unicorn String Lights for her bedroom or bathroom? Well, here you go! And at only $8.00, what a bargain!

Pink Unicorn String Lights

Spotted in the Flying Tiger Store on Third Avenue at 73rd Street in NYC.

Pink Unicorn String Lights

Restaurant Review: TBar Steak & Lounge

T-Bar Steak and Lounge Storefront
Image Courtesy of Lawlor Media. All Other Photos By Gail, Except Where Noted

One of the best things about the expansion of uptown Q Train service is that it’s now so much easier for downtown foodies to escape their dining comfort zone and visit great restaurants on the upper east side, such as TBar Steak & Lounge! At TBar, you’ll encounter the same high quality steaks served at classic, old-school establishments like Morton’s or Bobby Van’s, but TBar’s sleek, contemporary decor elevates the atmosphere to something a bit more festive, while they also offer a broader menu. Despite the word Steak being prominently displayed in its name, TBar’s also serves expertly-prepared fish, chicken and duck dishes as well as burgers, pasta, and huge fresh salads, so there really is something on the menu for every palate.

T-Bar Steak Front Dining Room
Image Courtesy of Lawlor Media

You will feel welcome right away in the the well-lit, open space of the main dining area, though it can get a bit lively when the room is full. If you are looking for a quieter, more intimate dining experience, you can ask for seating in the back room, which has a cozy feel with its recessed, red lighting.

Back Room Interior Shot
Back Dining Room

Flower Vase Interior Shot

TBar also has lovely modern decorative touches, such as these lush flower arrangements displayed in brightly-colored, oversized vases, which help to divide the space.

Olive Bread

While you peruse the menu, be sure to indulge in a slice (or two) of the freshly baked Olive Bread, which is studded with moist, ripe olives and served hot to your table with a selection of other fresh breads.

TBar Cosmo 1

Set the stage for a relaxed meal a with refreshing and potent TBar Cosmo!

Beet Salad Overhead

As an appetizer, my dining companion and I chose to split the Beet & Endive Salad ($17.00) which includes both red and golden beats as well as slivers of crisp apple, creamy goat cheese rounds, and a sprinkling of toasted, lightly candied pumpkin seeds, all tossed with an emulsified vinaigrette.

Beet Salad Detail

I never met a beet salad that I didn’t love, and this one is a palate-pleasing mix of textures, where the hint of sweet nuttiness from the pumpkin seeds really compliments the tang of the apples. This salad is perfectly portioned for sharing.

Plated Filet Mignon

We came to eat steak, and steak is what we ordered, in the form of a thick, 8-ounce Certified Black Angus Filet Mignon ($39), prepared with butter and seasoned simply with kosher salt and black pepper. There are steak lovers who will try to convince you that any cut of beef not served on-the-bone means sacrificing flavor for tenderness, but I do not subscribe to this school of thought. TBar’s filet mignon was absolutely delicious, being tender, pink and juicy on the inside with a flavorful, crispy sear on the outside — perfection! Meat cravings: officially satisfied!

Medium Rare Filet
Medium Rare is The Way to Go!

Steak Sauces

A roasted half-bulb of garlic accompanies the steak, should you feel compelled to dip the tip of your knife into one of the cloves and apply a dab of its mellow goodness to your meat (or try mixing a bit into one of your side dishes). A trio of complementary sauces will also arrive at your table, including the house Steak Sauce, classic Béarnaise, and Au Poivre sauce, that let you change it up to your liking!

Steak Elevation

Sides Overhead View

For our sides, we went with the Mashed Potatoes ($10), which were creamy, buttery bliss, and the Crispy Brussel Sprouts ($10) with thick cut bacon and a balsamic reduction. You can choose to omit the bacon if you prefer. Portions are generous and both sides could serve three people, depending on much food you have ordered.

Apple Crisp
Apple Crisp With Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream

Finally, despite being completely full and satisfied from a delicious steakhouse meal, we could not say no to TBar’s decadent desserts  — the Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles, which serves a party of four ($24), is especially legendary — and our selections did not disappoint! For easy sharing, a great choice is the warm Apple Crisp ($15) drizzled generously with caramel sauce and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This dessert is loaded with tender apples, and so huge it could easily serve three people. (Confession: I took half of it home to eat the next day!)

Lemon Cheese Cake

There was also a special dessert that we could not resists:  Lemon Cheesecake ($12) with a sauce of tart lemon curd and fresh raspberries, which was so light it nearly floated off the plate. It tasted just as good as it looks!

Interior Shot with Boxes

As an aside, TBar Steak & Lounge happens to be located right next door my favorite import/gift/ housewares store, Flying Tiger (really, go there, you’ll thank me).  I noticed when we were seated that the restaurant had placed a selection of Flying Tiger’s navy-and pink-polka dot round storage boxes in the front window as part of their display. The boxes not only looked great, but this action ups the neighborhood-gem vibe that you get from TBar, while saying so much about how this restaurant supports local commerce. Just another reason why I’ll be looking forward to future visits.

TBar Steak & Lounge is Located at 1278 Third Avenue near the Northwest Corner of 73rd Street, NYC. Visit their Website at TBar NYC.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Dinosaur Christmas Tree Ornament

Pink Dinosaur Christmas Tree Ornament
All Photos By Gail

Like it or not, it’s time to start picking up Holiday decorations for your home. If you have a Flying Tiger store in your town, get over there now, because they are stocked wall-to-wall with amazing stuff for the holidays, including a selection cool glass ornaments for your tree. Check out this Pink Dinosaur, which I saw while I was shopping there recently.

Pink Dinosaur Christmas Tree Ornament

I’m pretty sure it is meant be a Stegosaurus, and the price is only $3!

Pink Dinosaur Christmas Tree Ornament

Head over there  and pick one (or more) up now, before they are all extinct!

Pink Thing Of The Day: Bag of Pink Pom Poms

Pin Pom Poms In Bag
All Photos By Gail

When I see something like this, a bag of assorted-sized Pink Pom Poms, I want to buy it just to own it, even if I have no practical use for said pop poms — because it’s not like I am person who does crafts, or anything like that.

Pin Pom Poms Detail

Just look at them: so fluffy, pink, so beautiful to behold. It looks like you could string them together and make a necklace, though I do not think that a pom pom necklace is my style, Maybe I’m wrong,

Pin Pom Poms Display

Reasonably priced at just $2.00 per bag, at Flying Tiger Shops everywhere!

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Toucan Watering Can

Pink Toucan Watering Can
All Photos By Gail

I realize that this cute Pink Toucan is mean to be a Watering Can for plants and flowers, but wouldn’t it be kind of fun to fill it with, say, chilled Sangria, so that you could refill your glass as you lounge by the pool this summer? Ah, relaxing fun.

Spotted at the Flying Tiger Shop, where it can be yours for just $6.00!

Pink Toucan Watering Can

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Bunny Tea Infuser

Bunny Tea Infuser
Photos By Gail

This hilarious Fat Pink Rabbit thing is a Tea Infuser that you fill with loose tea leaves and immerse in boiling water, to be used in lieu of a tea bag. It’s pretty cute and would make a fun little gift for any Tea Drinker. Even better: it costs just $3.00! Available at the Flying Tiger Shop in NYC!

Bunny Tea Infuser

Pink Think of The Day: Inflatable Pink Wig

Inflatable Pink Wig
Photo By Gail

Yes, It Exists: This Inflatable Pink Wig was spotted in the Flying Tiger shop on Third Avenue near 73rd Street in Manhattan. Sells for just $6.00! What a bargain!