Back in February, we took a work trip to New York for 5 days and met up with one half of the infamous Donna & Gene duo – Donna! 🙂 She flew in for an extended weekend and the three of us toured around, all glasses left empty and plates licked clean!
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The theme of our travels lately has been COLD – and this was no exception. The week before was the Blizzard of 2016, shutting down all of Manhattan and causing us to hold our breath to see how our trip, planned for the following weekend, would turn out. Luckily, the weather mellowed and the sun actually came out to give us a show! But it was still quite chilly, and there was TONS of snow everywhere!
However, the snow didn’t affect our mission: to enjoy NYC and all its goodies (foodies, mainly, and sights of course)!
Omri and I met up with Donna on Saturday – she arrived on the red eye Friday morning and we came in late Friday night. What you will see below is a lovely mixture of foods and touristy events, enjoy 🙂 (long post with lots of pictures alert!):
First stop, Russ & Daughters (the shop/deli, because the actual resto was CRAZY! A 2 hour wait, for breakfast!):
Then off to the 9/11 Memorial, something neither of us had seen before:
And what trip to New York would be complete without a walk to Chinatown and some Dim Sum at Jing Fong, and of course, dan-tats (egg custard tarts, my FAVORITE!):
We walked pretty much all over town. And then stopped when we got hungry! What a great trip it was… and this was only the first day!
The next day we brunched near Washington Square Park (at Jane’s, nothing so notable besides their humongous portions and 90s decor), and then walked to Brooklyn via the Brooklyn Bridge!
Ed. Note: B-T-Dubs, Manhattan (or the whole state of New York?) has a law where no restaurant or bar can serve alcohol before 12 noon on a Sunday. Crazy huh?!?! This def happened to us, don’t get caught not knowing! (But we still had fun, even without a mimosa or bloody mary…)
Again, the weather was amazing, really sunny and warmish (or rather, warm enough to walk a few miles outside of Manhattan!). Whilst in Brooklyn, one must have pizza, right? So, we went to Grimaldi’s for a late lunch and gorged on a New York slice (or two or three)!
And again, whilst in Brooklyn, one must then venture to Park Slope (right?), where we checked out the brownstones:
…and stopped for a pint at Three’s Brewing:
Ah, what a busy and fun weekend! And Part 2 still more to come later this week!