One of my favorite views of the New York City skyline just happens to be from my friend’s rooftop in Hell’s Kitchen. He’s moving in a few weeks and since I was already in NYC we made a day of it and visited some of the old haunts.
West Side Steakhouse
A fun evening and one last view from an amazing spot. Cheers!
New York City in the Spring is a wonderful thing. The first flowers are blooming, the first leaves are starting to appear, and everyone seems to have a spring in their step as they walk down the street. We were lucky enough to experience a few of these amazing springtime days with our friends from Colorado.
The trip turned out to be an epicurean feast and we hit the following restaurants and bars:
Q2 Thai – A great little Thai restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen. Basilica – A tiny Italian restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen. Valhalla – My favorite beer bar in the city! Hummus Kitchen – Hell’s Kitchen Israeli restaurant. Sushi of Gari 46 – Our favorite sushi restaurant. La Sirene – An amazing BYOB French restaurant in SoHo. McSorley’s Ale House – The city’s oldest bar. Caracas Arepa Bar – An awesome Venezuelan restaurant in the East Village.
And of course, don’t forget a delicious Halal Cart meal on the day of their departure!
We also hit various places around the city such as Wall Street, Battery Park, 5th Avenue, Central Park, Times Square, and more! While the girls were out shopping at H&M and Zara, we were riding bicycles around the full loop in Central Park. It was simply a beautiful day to be outside and moving.
Another highlight of the trip was when we all went to see West Side Story on Broadway.
Here are some photo highlights:
The Dudes @ Valhalla:
The Happy Couple in Times Square:
All of us in Times Square:
West Side Story:
And finally… the morning wake up call at our house is when the dog comes in and starts licking your head:
The President’s Day three-day weekend is a much-needed reprieve in the middle of February. My friends, Ian and Mike, came out to NYC for a few days to blow off some steam and enjoy the offerings of the city. As always, by the time they left I thought my liver was going to explode and my lack of sleep was catching up with me. Here are the highlights:
Halal Cart – Street vendors that sell things such as Falafel and Gyro sandwiches. Our delicious Gyro sandwiches (half lamb, half chicken) were smothered in white sauce and hot sauce.
In addition to the major events listed above, we watched the opening ceremony for the Vancouver Winter Olympics and played drinking games while watching Three Sheets. As always, it was a great time and we made the most out of the short time and bad weather. Until next time!
I am also including some of the pieces that struck a chord with me while at the MoMA and Met.
I had to add this photo for the simple reason it makes me hungry every time I see it! And to think that just a few years ago I wouldn’t even think about eating raw fish. I blame my Zoology degree and deep understanding of zoonotic diseases. It’s hard to eat something when you know it could spawn some sort of intestinal worm inside of you. Our friends Mike and Ian were in town and we all decided it was time to go out and have some quality sushi. Everything at Sushi Gari was perfect, minus the moment that the manager realized that we were done and started saying, “OK, you go now, clear table, more customer behind you!”
A sampling of the items we ordered:
Spicy Tuna Roll
If you are ever in town and are looking for a great sushi restaurant, look no further.