For the past ten days or so I had come down with a bad cold that it seemed we were all sharing with each other at work. Even though my voice had gotten better these last few days (and only marginally at that ), it was about the only thing that had, so today I went to see my doctor, who promptly informed me that I had a throat infection, and gave me a prescription that he said would do the trick. The medicine came in the form of four pills, one to be taken for each of the next 4 days. He told me not to take them on an empty stomach or I'd probably regret it, so after picking up the prescription at a Duane Reade's I looked for a place to eat lunch since I hadn't eaten anything since breakfast, then I could take the first of those antibiotic pills and start to say goodbye to this cold that had long since worn out its' welcome.
Desiring a place where I could sit down and relax and have lunch brought to me I looked for a spot in the area that looked inviting for both my stomach and my feet. As I walked up Broadway I decided to try out the "Havana Central" which looked appealing to both my eye and belly. Wanting to enjoy the fresh air I choose to sit outside rather than in, despite the warning from the weatherman that we were in for a lot of heavy downpours this afternoon. But since they had their awning out I felt fairly safe that I could stay dry while I had my afternoon repast. As I waited for my roasted chicken and rice (quite tasty by the way), I pulled out my camera and snapped pictures of the locals.