Yesterday was Fashion’s Night Out in NYC — a one-day celebration of fashion that simultaneously occurred in numerous countries across the globe. The whole idea stems from an initiative to promote retail purchases, restore consumer confidence and celebrate fashion. The U.S. and international editions of Vogue magazine coordinated the evening’s extravaganzas in their respective world fashion capitals. The “Ice Queen” herself, Anna Wintour, started off in Queens, NY and then made the rounds from borough to borough. Stores stayed open late and in the spirit of the event, served champagne. It was basically an evening of shopping, teetering in stilettos, gawking at fashionistas and dancing the night away at numerous block parties around the city.

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Having to surround myself with loads of waif-like models, I was sticking to a strict eating regime. No carbs, no sugar and plenty of fresh vegetables in order to squeeze into my form-fitting attire. Cramming for Fashion’s Night Out was in full force, it’s smack dab in the middle of NYC Fashion Week! For those who aren’t familiar with the term, “cramming” is a preparation technique we, Plato Putas, perform in advance of bikini-wearing, beach vacations. While some people choose to stay fit the entire year, we opt to exercise excessively and avoid unhealthy food temptations for a few days, which to us seems like an eternity.

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Bored with eating salads the day prior, I headed north to 52nd & 6th to seek out the brand-spanking new Healthy Vegetarian Cart. They offer any four items on the menu for $6, including tax! Mix things up with pasta, veggie burgers, soups, chili and veggies. I ordered a smattering of Scrambled Tofu, Mashed Sweet Potato, Stewed Lentils and Freshly Steamed Veggies with a Lemon Carrot Ginger sauce. Completely delicious and hearty. The Healthy Vegetarian Cart prepares most of their food by steaming, use minimal or no oil at all and always use fresh ingredients.

After this weekend, cramming is officially over and then it’s hello buttery, fatty waffles! Stay tuned for a full review of the incredibly sinful Wafle and Dinges truck.

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