But I thought before heading off into Memorial Day weekend I’d share a few of the delights I got to taste during my stay:
(Friday)Once I was shuttled into the city and onto the doorstep of Steph’s apartment, I was greeted with my first New York bagel (of the trip) from H&H bagels. So fresh, and warm, right out of the oven..no toasting necessary, just slice and eat!
For lunch we headed into Brooklyn to meet up with my buddy Bronson. He took us to lunch at DuMont’s, on Union Ave. in the Willamsburg area. this place is cute with a classic look to it. They are known for their burger, however I had the grilled eggplant and artichoke sandwich; Steph had the huevos rancheros, and Bronson had the pulled pork tacos!:
For dinner we had reservations at The Stanton Social.We arrived an hour beforehand, to chat and sip on their marvelous martinis...literally went down in 3 sips : )
A few bites we dined on at the social:
Maryland Jumbo Lump Crabcake 'Corn Dogs’ (pictured); pulled pork sliders;
Red Snapper Tacos - creamy avocado & spicy mango(pictured);
French Onion Soup Dumplings;
Old School Meatballs; Chicken N Waffles (pictured); Mac N Cheese (pictured); and of course doughnuts for dessert!
(Saturday)A cure for the martinis, wine and champagne the night before, lunch at The Burger Joint..hidden in the swanky Le Parker Meridien.
Perfectly cooked burgers; no substitutions or exceptions-served on fluffy buns with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and, of course, ketchup, mustard or mayonnaise. Slim fries, that taste like McDonald’s fries..mmmm mmmm!
A few hours later…time to stop for a snack... where else would one go..other than-Magnolia Bakery of course!
Dinner with friends at Punch-amazing sangria
Sunday morning we headed up to the Essex’s area early, to find the infamous Doughnut Plant:
As you could conclude...by the looks of this picture..I never got my donut from there. The line wasn’t moving an inch..we hung around for about 20 minutes or so..but we had to jet off to Essex’s restaurant for Steph’s birthday Sunday Funday brunch! (pictured) Crab Cake Benedict:
Brunch wasn’t until 330pm…so late night New York pizza by the slice was the perfect thing to have for a late dinner.. in the midst of traipsing around the city bar hopping!
And last but not least late night bingo party at the Standard hotel in the meatpacking district…champagne/vodka punch bowl!!!!
Needless to say…sweets come in all different shapes, sizes, and consistencies! ; )