Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New York, New York

Well you've waited long enough, and I've finally put together my Top Picks in New York!

1. Shake Shack in Madison Square Park has deliciously amazing burgers! They have other locations, but this is the original. I went for the Shack Stack, complete with a hamburger AND a mushroom burger (which is fried and filled with cheese!) They even had the crispiest crinkle cut fries I ever tasted. Now I just need to see if they can open a location here in Houston!
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2. Just across the street is Eataly, a grocery store/restaurant/brewery. It's definitely worth a stop in, even if you just check out the first floor. If you venture to the 14th floor, it features a restaurant complete with it's own tasty home-brews.
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3. McSorley's Old Ale House is the oldest bar in New York (it was even around before prohibition!) They'll ask you if you'll be havin' a light or dark (but both are good and made in house!)
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4. If you swing over to Brooklyn, be sure to check out Noorman's Kil. It's a whiskey bar with the most delicious grilled cheese you'll ever have (and you'll definitely need one for the road after a few hours!)

5. If time allows, try and catch a movie at Nitehawk Cinema (we saw Django Unchained!) In Texas we have a similar concept, Alamo Drafthouse, but this has more of a retro vibe. If you live in Brooklyn, please be sure to check out the Spoons, Toons and Booze! They will be featuring classic Saturday morning cartoons complete with cereal and a beverage of your liking!
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And there you have it! If you've been to New York, what are some of your favorite places to go? 

Happy Hump Day!


13 comments:

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

Marvellous, I need to go to the Shake Shack now, because that's made me super hungry ;) So nice to see your pictures, they are great! x

{be merry} kate said...

This is a wonderful list. Definitely bookmarking it for the next time I go to the city!

rooth said...

I've heard such great things about Eataly - that's on my list the next time I'm in NYC!

Leslie said...

Bad idea to read this right before lunch! All those places sound amazing.

Jordan said...

I have a feeling I am going to gain twelve pounds while I am up there. And you know what? I CAN'T WAIT. The food looks/sounds amazing!

Oh Sunnie Day said...

I love Cubana Cafe in Brooklyn. Not only is the food good but they make delicious margaritas!

xx

jen

punkychewster said...

Thanks for the list, New York is one of the places to visit before we leave the States! I loved Django unchained btw! Well, Tarantino movies in general!

The Braided Bandit said...

Looks like such a fun trip! That mushroom burger from Shake Shack sounds like just about the best thing ever! Hope you're having a beautiful day!
xo Hannah

Lexi said...

Oooh, definitely bookmarking this! Eataly looks awesome!
Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

A BRIT GREEK said...

Wow, this post made me super hungry!!! Love your round up, clearly shake shack is somewhere I need to be right now and that last place too - looks lovely!
x.o.x.o

Amanda said...

All these places look amazing! I really love NYC!

Janna Renee said...

I can't remember the name of the market, but it was near Pier 66. That was my favorite place and you could watch bread bake, have amazing gelato and take home the most gorgeous flowers. All of these sound amazing too!

Marlen said...

ugh looking at this post made my heart hurt! living in New York has always been my dream, and as a surprise my sweet boyfriend took me there a few months ago and i miss it. i really wish i saw this post before we went, we were kind of lost where to eat and hang out! The bar that was opened before prohibition sounds amazing!! i'm totally bookmarking this for the next time i go :)