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The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is a great place to learn: it has an amazing setup and their planetarium is awesome. So we were excited when I got an invite for their evening event, LSC After Dark, that takes place every third Thursdays of the month: Grossology - The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, where you can climb in various parts of the human body (you can see the inside of the nose) or play games that reveal the secrets of boogers, vomit, odors, and more. Yes, it is gross but at the end of the day, it is what we are and be honest: this type of stuff makes people laugh..I have to say it was entertaining as well as educational and I enjoyed it!
At the same time, during that event, we got to go to the amazing Planetarium (the largest in the Western hemisphere with approx. 400 seats)for an amazing show about planets that ended up with a sky ride that was spectacular and in a preview of their laser show on the rhythm of David Bowie's Let's dance song.
At the same time, we got to eat some great food and cocktails from vendors of Midnight Market, that are just $5 a plate. Here is what we had:
Eemas, Hawaiian cuisine - I tried this place in the last LSC After Dark event I went to: it was the first time I had Spam and found it delicious. They served it with their Thai iced tea that is one of my favorite drinks when I go to a Thai restaurant. But this time, they had a dish for vegetarians: Tempeh Katsu. I admit that I was not sure I would like it as I remember I tried tempeh few years ago at Gobo, that since closed, and I did not like it. But this time I did! Marinated in pineapple and ponzu, and breaded with panko, it was tasty and crunchy.
Waffle Totz - Imagine a waffle made with tater tots: extra crunchy and delightfully greasy! They were proposing three different kinds: sweet chili (my fav), Whiskey BBQ and Buffalo Ranch.
Ma & Pa's Tex Mex BBQ - They were serving three kinds of tacos made with a homemade tortilla that was superb. There was a veggie taco, a chicken taco and my favorite: a brisket taco that was addictive, being very flavorful, the brisket being delicious.
On the sweet side was Pick a Bonbon, that makes Amegrideiros or American Brigadeiros, homemade Brazilian inspired bonbons that just around 100 calories! Colorful, they were all delicious although a bit sweet, but probably because I tried them all...There was The colorful Unicorn with sprinkles on top, The Peachy-B that is a Peach Bellini (minus the booze), The Figazzi with Fig and rose water, The O.G. that is full of chocolate.
But it would not be complete without some liquid nitrogen and we got to try two things: The mucus margarita (Remember: it is for the Grossology exhibit!), made with tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and orange liqueur. Very good, I never thought I would ever say: "Can I have a mucus margarita, please?".
Then was the liquid nitrogen ice cream from Cryo Cream: it was a nitro-affogato and Dragon's breath ice cream with a toasted marshmallow and a graham cracker, like an interpretation of S'mores, but with the wow effect of the liquid nitrogen!
So we had a fantastic time at LSC After Dark: I think it is great that The Liberty Science Center organizes these evenings where you can meet people, eat, drink, have a good time, and at the same time, have access to the exhibits that are always fun and educational.
Enjoy (I did)!
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