Whew - the past few days have been so many things - exciting, exhausting, and fast! Now that I've given you my Nate Show recap I figure I'll give you a little view of my overall New York trip. I've only been to New York one other time and it was for a very quick, short weekend. I flew out from Chicago to New York Monday and returned Wednesday evening. I brought along one of my best friends and we were lucky enough to be able to stay with another great friend which gave us the opportunity to catch up and for her to play tour guide.
Myself, and Atalie (who allowed us to spend two nights at her place).
On Monday night we headed out to the meat packing district. We had a really good, family style dinner at Spice Market and then Atalie took us on a tour of different neighborhood bars. This one was a little speak easy, the outside door is unmarked. This drink we shared was delish - vodka with cucumber and mint.
Tuesday morning Jenny and I took a walk through Central Park and made a stop at Dylan's Candy Bar - I have a huge sweet tooth and Jelly Belly's are one of my absolute favorites - sour flavors to be exact.
We then headed on to our next sweet stop - Serendipity. There is actually a movie with this title starring John Cusack, it's a corny love story but I really adore it. We ate in the upstairs section and here is a view of the ceiling and the chandelier.
Serendipity is famous for their frozen hot chocolate and I must say it was absolutely delicious. It really does taste just like frozen hot chocolate!
On Tuesday night Atalie took us to her favorite pizza place located in Brooklyn - Grimaldi's.
The pizza was extremely good - super thin crust, and very fresh ingredients. Between the three of us we almost finished off 2 large pizzas and Atalie, who was flying to Chicago the next day for work, picked one up to bring to her mother.
Before we ate we took a small walking tour through Brooklyn to see some of the amazing houses and also check out the view over the river.
Wednesday morning prior to our flight home Jenny and I spent a few hours walking around touring more of the financial district, including Ground Zero and then we headed on through Tribeca before calling it a day.