January 15, 2013

New York, New York: Part 1

New York, I love you, but you make me tired as hell. The hubs and I spent three days in NYC walking and walking and walking, and I'm pooped. I went to the dentist this morning and his assistant said I looked tired and I wasn't quite as chatty as usual. Yes, I'm even chatty at the dentist. Nothing shuts this girl up. 

We had a loooooovely weekend there, and I got to meet up with a friend I've never met, Danielle! It was short, but sweet :) I took her to Purl Soho (where else would you take a fellow quilter if you were in the city?!) and we oohed and ahhed at all the pretty there. No pictures though, because my hands were busy touching everything. 

As always, there was food. And lots of it.
- Num Pang! It's so close to Grand Central... quite impossible to resist.
- Brekkie at a diner near our hotel. Eggs Benedict for me, and a turkey omelette for the hubs. And copious amounts of coffee :)
- Daifuku from an Asian supermarket we came across. SO GOOD.
- Duck noodles from a little Thai place in the East Village. Noms.

- Macaroni and cheese. Fried. In a ball. DUDE. I had to give the hubs the rest of mine because I would've eaten the whole ball of gooey goodness.
- Pizza at Arturo's. Coal oven. Nuff' said. (The fried ball is also from Arturo's by the way.)
- Chocolate babka from Russ & Daughters. If I had one last meal, this would be my dessert. It's that good. Well, maybe this and cheesecake.
- We shared a corned beef sandwich and a chilli dog at Katz's Deli. I could eat that all day long. 

I brought my little G1X because I didn't want to lug my big guy around, plus I wasn't sure if it was going to rain. I know it's waterproof and all, but it breaks my heart when I see it even a little drenched. The little fellow did quite well, even in the low light. Might become my travel companion from now on!

We did a little walking around on our first night after dinner. We hadn't stayed in Midtown for ages, so it was nice to just walk around and be a little touristy. And then we found ourselves back at Grand Central, so we shared a slice of Junior's cheesecake. We hadn't had it since we were in NYC in 2006 when the hubs proposed to me (Everybody now... Awwwww... hahaha!). If you've never had it and ever get the chance to try a slice, DO IT. It's the stuff dreams are made of.

I have more pictures to come... didn't want to inundate you with them all in one post.


mascanlon said...

I love these kinds of travelogues.....food and fabric ( I have a great imagination)!

Anonymous said...

Now I want to go to NYC. Lodging recommendations???

Kristina said...

I'm going to NY next week, so you are getting me excited to go. Believe it or not, I'm not that pumped about it... it's a trip for work, and I haven't had a lot of down time at home, so I just want to cozy up on my couch and stitch hexies! But it'll be good to be in NY this time of year :)


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