Saturday, May 5, 2012

NYC In A Flash


Last weekend we headed down to NYC for the weekend. I still can't believe we only 5 hours away.  We had a blast eating, seeing the sights and hanging out with friends. 

We arrived at our hotel around 6:30 and dumped our stuff and headed to a hole in the wall pizza place that served amazing NY style pizza. Thankfully when we asked at the hotel it was less than a block away.

Saturday morning we slept in late...7:30. We left the hotel and walked down to a restaurant for breakfast. A few pictures along the way. 
Nathan wanted blintzes while we were in NY so I found this great Ukrainian restaurant. Jonathan and Liz met us for brunch. The food was amazing! I had lox, cream cheese and dill perogies and  Nathan ordered a savory blintz with a wild mushroom sauce.

Because my family are huge Theodore Roosevelt fans we had to take a tour of his birthplace.

On our way to dinner Saturday night we stumbled upon this great fabric warehouse. It was a little piece of heaven. So much fabric!
We ate dinner at a wonderful restaurant called Freemans. Our friends Houston and Brandy's brother and sister-in-law are executive chefs there and at Peels where we brunch on Sunday.

Nathan had a Freeman Cocktail which had Rye, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, orange bitters. I had a sip and it was delicious.

Nathan had Seared Scallops with sautéed enoki mushrooms, tokyo turnips
mushroom broth & mint salsa verde

For our main course I had the special which consisted of Grilled beef short rib nestled on roasted garlic and shallot on top of grilled sourdough bread with grilled onions. We shared a side of the best corn pudding we've ever had.
We weren't planning on eating dessert but Preston sent us out a lemon cheesecake with rhubarb sauce and a lovely strawberry shortcake.

After our amazing meal we headed to Rockefeller Center and Times Square
Along our walk we happened by Magnolia Bakery. I've read a few articles on this bakery so we had to try a cupcake. We were not disappointed. They were the best cupcakes we've had so far.
Making sure we took the right subway back to the hotel

Sunday morning we got up and slowly walked to Peels to meet Jonathan and Liz for brunch. We walked past the harbor and through China town.
I really wanted to stay and work here!

Usually Nathan orders something but ends up liking what I ordered more...this time I wished I had ordered his eggs benedict. The biscuits were perfect and the eggs and hollindaise were so divine. 
 Peels shrimp and grits was delicious. Preston has had his recipe published in Bon Appetit. I tried it out last summer when the magazine came out. It was good but I think Peels was better.

 This picture didn't turn out too well but we had a blast and hanging out with the Marshall's. It was a quick weekend but it was fantastic. We're thankful we had the opportunity to go before baby House arrives.

1 comment:

Katie May McKenna said...

Sounds like a fun trip! Before long you'll be doing it all over again, but with a wee baby :-)