Saturday, August 28, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I needed something not to bulky but comfortable for two to dine on. Orange is my favorite color with decorating this apartment too so I was so excited to find an orange table at West Elm.
Monday, August 23, 2010
After we walked about one block to 9th and had a very nice Italian dinner at a local romantic little Italian restaurant called Mario Trattoria. I think this might be my favorite local little restaurant. I had some delicious Shrimp parmigiana. And the Tiramisu was heavenly light and yummy. Only disappointment was they need better bread, the served chips of bread?? And I wanted decaf coffee, which is not even a choice there. Other than that, which would not me keep coming back, the decor was so romantic and the bathroom so clean! (bathrooms at restaurants are a pet peeve for me!)
Friday, August 20, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I noticed a Thai restaurant near our apartment I had it in mind that I wanted to try it. It is really hard for me to judge if this is a great Thai restaurant or not, because this is my first time every having Thai food. I also noticed there are TONS of Thai restaurants and since I did enjoy what I had, I am for sure going to try more Thai over and over and over!
This was a good first choice to try Thai food. I had Salmon in a Green Curry sauce and it was delicious and I can not wait to go back to try more options! I am sold on Thai! The only issue I did have with this place is the service was a bit off. They would bring the food at all different times and they actually gave me my husbands appetizer and I did not know until I ate a few and then they brought mine to him and I was like "Hmmmm that looks more like what I ordered" ! So service was really lacking but food delicious in my inexperience Thai food opinion.
The atmosephere was upbeat and hip and appealing to want to go in.
Saturday night headed out for a walk to find a bar for a drink before dinner. We ended up at Bourbon Street located on Restaurant Row (46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue) . Cosmos and Martini's and a bartender who knew had to make them, good start to the evening. to top the evening off all of a sudden "Captain Morgan" shows up to walk across the bar. We had to grab our drinks of course before he knocked them, down, because of course he wanted us to order Captain Morgan instead.
Darn I miss one of my favorite places! New Orleans!!!
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Friday, August 13, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
I have to give Burger and Cupcake a little credit over thier rival a couple of blocks up called Cupcake Cafe at 545 9th Avenue next to port authority. The Cupcake Cafe smelled like urine in that store. (maybe because it is next to smelly port authority) I have no idea how people even sat there eating cupcakes. I walked in and ran out!
Visit my favorite cupcake places
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Fragolino Trattoria is small and quaint. It is a narrow long restaurant with romantic decor. I had the Shrimp Risotto and I must say it was delicious and I will definately go back to this little restaurant someday soon. They have Pre-fixed Dinners at 23.95 and Lunch at 10.95. A great choice if you are heading to theatre.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Visited many places this first full weekend, one had such a good selection of beer (Pig N Whistle) I went back after shopping at Macy's for a quick pint.
Friday night - we get into the city pretty late, we leave our Long Island home around 8:30pm to avoid traffic. So we ended up at Landsdowne Road on 10th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen. They have a small outdoor dining area, but closes up by 11pm so we had to rush a quick dinner and beer. I did not mind since I thought it is really respectful of the restaurants in Hell's Kitchen to close up the outside areas due to noise. I stuck with an old reliable beer favorite of mine "Blue Moon" . Not sure I would rush back to this restaurant, it was so noisy, but hey you never know.
Saturday night we eneded up at Pig n Whistle thier Midtown location, there are a few in NYC. It is located on 36th street right off 7th Avenue. I really liked this place and it is it is not to far away from our place, so I can see going back here often. I had a couple of pints of one my new favorite beers which is Hoegarrden. I am starting to learn I love Belgium beers and I have Belgium on my top list to travel to someday!
Sunday - Shopping at Macy's - Just to let you know if you are shopping in Macy's cellar I would avoid the bathroom there, they should be ashamed of themselves it was disgusting and out of about 10-12 stalls at least 5 were not usable. Never again! I had not been to Macy's Cellar in years and was fun to revisit.
On my way back to my apartment from Macy's I got to stop again at Pig n Whistle for a quick pint to refresh. Decided to try thier own craft brew "Pig n Whistle Ale" Loved it!!!! Thumbs up!! Looking forward to having it again someday soon!
Sunday evening a visit to Hallo Berlin (the one located on 10th Avenue & 44th Street) they also have a few locations. This one had no air conditioning inside, so there was a choice of a small area in front or a back courtyard area, no breezes available in the back courtyard. We ate in the front, and I was very happy having another one of my favorites beers "Hefeweizen" As you see I do love wheat beers! What saddened me is I was very disappointed in thier German food. I am part German and have had many home made German meals, and grew up in Glendale, Queens an area where all the German immigrants lived and years ago an abundance of German Restaurants. I grew up eating at Zum Stammtisch, and still go back.
Let me add to another one of my favorites for Cupcakes! We bought some cupcakes at the Cupcake Stop truck. Red Velvet, Vanilla Almond and French toast...............Delicious!!! You can visit them at the Limelight Market place of follow them on twitter to find out where thier trucks will be that day.
And last but not least we saw a man peeing at a phone booth, someone having sex in thier car in a parking lot and a man laying on the floor that had to be lifted up by two guys....New York is going to be very interesting! Maybe the guy peeing at the phone booth was at Macy's cellars bathroom and decided to go to the clean phone booth instead!