Experience | New York, New York: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway + Toloache NYC

Monday, April 29, 2019

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."- Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter

Last year, Dayv became obsessed with getting tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway. Since tickets were being released in a lottery, it was very difficult to get a pair of tickets. He was even looking at resellers, who were selling tickets for 5+ times the amount of the original price. Luckily, after continually checking the the online box office, he was able to score tickets for a year in advance. Funny enough, the date of the show was the Sunday before our nine year anniversary, so it was a built-in celebratory occasion!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | Dayv and I were extremely curious about how this show would translate onto the stage, due to its innovative concept. The story is split into two plays: part one a matinee and part two in the evening; both plays are seen on the same day; both plays have two acts. We had no idea what to expect! However, this story/shows are incredible and executed with the utmost perfection. I've seen a lot of shows, and the production of this one far exceeded any other theater experience I've ever had. There were certain "magical" events that occurred on stage right in front of the audience, and Dayv and I both were astonished. As a Harry Potter fan, I'd see these shows again in a heartbeat and I'm so grateful we were able to share this experience together.


Toloache 50 | Since Dayv and I had limited time to eat dinner between part one and two of Harry Potter, we made reservations at the this nearby Mexican restaurant, which was recommended on the Harry Potter website. The restaurant has a vegetarian menu upon request, with many different options.

As a gluten-free vegan, I was told I could only get the quinoa paella main course and the spicy kale side. I was expecting to be able to get tacos with gluten-free corn tortillas, so I was slightly disappointed by my meager options. I was also told I could get the black beans, but not the rice. Luckily, the quinoa paella and spicy kale were absolutely delicious. The quinoa included generous amounts of asparagus, carrots, baby corn, mushrooms, and cauliflower, and was topped with shaved truffle. The combination of flavors and textures was delicious. The spicy kale was in a super spicy light broth that I found scrumptious. I also got a side of guacamole, which was was creamy yet still had avocado chunks in it (which is my favorite texture of guacamole). I savored every bite of my meal and fully enjoyed it.

Dayv opted for the cheese quesadilla, which was more of a tostada, because it was so small. The two women sitting next to us also got quesadillas and their entire conversation consisted of them discussing the tiny portion and what a real quesadilla should look like. (The tables are very close together and we could hear every word.) Dayv enjoyed it, but could not get over how tiny it was. His side of avocado fries, which were crusted with panko bread crumbs, were very generous in size, though. I always find it hilarious in restaurants when the sizes are bigger than the entrees.

I definitely recommend Tolache if you are ever in need of a good veg-friendly restaurant in the Broadway district. If you are vegetarian, rather than vegan and gluten-free, the vegetarian menu is quite generous.



  1. Happy Anniversary! That sounds like such a fun night! What a perfect way to celebrate.

  2. Caitlin: I am always blown away by your ability to tell a story. I felt like I had dinner with you and sat next to you singing Tiny Dancer. Excellent work once again.


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