Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer In the City - The Food

John and I are not touristy people. We don't feel the need to see all the sights and try all the food places. There are probably several more we would have tried if we didn't have Thing 1 and Thing 2 traveling with us. But we do have a few must try when in New York City, and a few if you are looking for something go here.
1. Serendipity 3 - this place was our last meal there and it was WONDERFUL. It is such a fun place to go. The food is great but the desserts are literally the best I have EVER had. Must try their trademark (literally it is trademarked) frozen hot chocolate. And while we were there the couple next to us got engaged. It was really sweet. He had a special menu printed and one of the items on the menu was the proposal. So when she opened her menu he pointed and said - I think you should try this. When she looked down to read it he got down on one knee and opened the ring box. It was really sweet. Great place.
2. Gray's Papaya - skip the street cart hot dog and go for the gold. These things are really great.
3. Magnolia Bakery - All good - everything we tried was amazing. Right down the street from Rockefeller Plaza so we got the cupcakes and hung out in the Plaza - wonderful.

We also recommend
1. Murphy's Pub on 2nd Ave. This is a true Irish pub. The fish and chips are great but the atmosphere is really fun and the owner is a hoot. He came and chatted with us for a while. It was fun conversing with an Irishman - fun for all involved (he loved our southern accent).
2. Cafe Espresso - this place was right around the corner and we never went to the Restaurant but we had it delivered a lot. Great Italian.

So these are our picks for the summer. Well worth the visit if you are ever there.

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