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NYC Trip Report

by JustinHammond » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:54 am

Wed.

Yakitori Totto - must visit, best meal/experience of the trip
http://www.tottonyc.com/


Thur.

Dominique Ansel Bakery - lucked into a Cronut
http://dominiqueansel.com/

One World Trade Center - worth the money. Go on a weekday, buy tickets in advance, and go early.
https://oneworldobservatory.com/

Añejo Tribeca - food was hit and miss, some ok (pork tacos), some very good (pork belly tostada). Cheap lunch $13
http://anejotribeca.com/

Blind Tiger Ale House - fantastic beer list
http://www.blindtigeralehouse.com/

Big Gay Ice Cream - Salty Pimp was a hit
http://biggayicecream.com/treats/

Shelter - crazy building, very close to Brooklyn (L) subway stop, pretty good pizza.
http://shelterbk.com/

ESH - went for the rooftop bar and octopus. Rooftop closed and they were out of octopus. Interesting cocktails anyway
http://eshbrooklyn.com/

Northern Territory - Brooklyn - rooftop bar/restaurant, pretty good view of Manhattan, good beer and cocktails.
http://www.northernterritorybk.com/

Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. - Fantastic small batch brews
http://www.greenpointbeer.com/

Brooklyn Bowl - fantastic live music venue, awesome food, bowling, QuestLove DJing. Pork Rinds, Pigs in Blanket, Fried Chicken, Smoked Wings, Collard Greens
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/brooklyn/


Fri.

Le Bernardin - very good, simply prepared food, ingredients are the star. Fine dining to the extreme, too much so for me.
https://www.le-bernardin.com/

Central Park - walked from 59th entrance to 92nd, various attractions
http://www.centralparknyc.org/

Gray's Papaya! - iconic hot dog shop, 2 dogs and a soda $6
http://grayspapayanyc.com/

Seamstress - great cocktails and snacks. $1 happy hour oysters, biscuits, fried potato wedges, fried cauliflower, pickles.
http://www.seamstressny.com/

Sky Terrace at Hudson New York - rooftop bar at our hotel. Great views, get a beer, not a cocktail.
https://www.morganshotelgroup.com/hudso ... ky-terrace

Fuku+ - David Chang spicy chicken sandwich joint. Cool spot overlooking Ma Peche, but the food was highly disappointing. Chicken sandwiches were either severely overcooked or old.
https://fukuplus.momofuku.com/

Milk Bar Bakery - crack pie, compost cookie, corn cookie, confetti cookie. Worth a stop if in the area, wouldn't make a special trip.
http://milkbarstore.com/main/menu/


Sat.

North River Lobster Company - must do. Great food and an great 45 min. "free" Hudson River tour.
http://northriverlobsterco.com/

High Line - elevated walkway/garden, great spot for a walk
http://www.thehighline.org/

Chelsea Market - cool spot, but too packed to enjoy
http://www.chelseamarket.com/

Green Gallow - McKittrick "Hotel" - speakeasyish rooftop garden/bar, cool building
http://www.mckittrickhotel.com/gallow-green/#McKittrick
http://www.mckittrickhotel.com/#McKittrick

Lombardi's - iconic pizza joint for a good reason
http://www.firstpizza.com/

Mothers Ruin - neighborhood cocktail bar
http://www.mothersruinnyc.com/

Russ & Daughters - jewish deli, smoked fish, bagles, ect
http://www.russanddaughters.com/index.php

Mayahuel - tequila and mezcal mecca and the food is great too
http://www.mayahuelny.com/
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Re: NYC Trip Report

by Robin Garr » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:50 pm

Thanks for the report, Justin. It makes me miss NYC, and also confronts me with how much it's changed since we lived there in 1990-94. And now I want to go back!
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Re: NYC Trip Report

by GaryF » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:57 am

Justin- you are a beast! I can only imagine how exhausted you must have been at the end of each day- but certainly full of good food and cocktails.
Thanks for the report, like Robin it made me homesick too.
I was pleased to see someone else not impressed by Chang's food- I thought it was over-rated.
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Re: NYC Trip Report

by Robin Garr » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:55 am

GaryF wrote:I was pleased to see someone else not impressed by Chang's food- I thought it was over-rated.

Hasn't Pete Wells been writing about that recently? Too many Chang operations in too little time, and they're starting to slip?
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Re: NYC Trip Report

by JustinHammond » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:46 am

GaryF wrote:Justin- you are a beast!


The beastly part is getting from place to place, eating and drinking is easy.

From Wed. at 8:00 p.m. till Sat. at 8:00 p.m. we covered 25 miles on foot, and who knows how many using the subway, cabs, and Uber/Lyft.
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