Pardon me - this post is a tad overdue. Each fall, my friend Michelle and I take a day to go out and appreciate nature. To these ends, we like the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Central Park, or like this year, Prospect Park (Brooklyn). It’s a huge, gorgeous place, with lots of trees, a water reserve, and people walking their dogs. Me actin' a fool in the foliage After the park, we headed to the city for dinner at Ippudo – a Japanese restaurant chain that’s famous for their ramen. Thankfully, we were seated at the counter across from the open kitchen. The whole time . . .