Thursday, September 10, 2009

In a New York Minute...

Okay so I totally realize that I slacked last week and did not finish NYC week. I'm going to try to recap and wrap up where I left off

Pizza at John's in the Village

So everyone has their favorite pizza in NYC. Our's is John's Pizza in Greenwich Village. It's super tasty. We recommend the extra cheese. Get there early because there is always a line for lunch and dinner. John's Pizza is located at 278 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

Washington Square Park. It's where David Lee Roth got busted.

Washington Square Park is our favorite park in NYC. Central Park is great and all, but who wants to go uptown. Ick. So we choose to hang out in Washington Square Park located at the foot of Fifth Avenue. They have a great little dog park and fantastic people watching despite all the NYU Students.

New York, on tap

Tavern on Jane is pretty much the perfect New York City date night. Located in West Village at Jane Street and 8th, Tavern on Jane has low lighting, relaxed atmosphere, great wine, and delicious upscale comfort food. Get there at 8 and you'll beat the crowds. Alex and I recommend requesting and even waiting for a table in the front of the restaurant. The first time we went we got stuck in the back room with a table of eight 10 year olds (Yep, the parents in charge of the group were enjoying a romantic dinner in the front room while their little girls mixed their sodas with ketchup and salt and generally acted like unsupervised 10 year olds). Just word to the wise if you don't feel like dealing with families that inappropriately bring their young children out to dinner at restaurants that don't have kids menus.

Right near Lou Reed's Apt

A couple of months ago, I read about this event called "Wish You Were Here" on the Bust Blog. It sounded super cool so Alex and I trekked all the way to LES to check it out. It was actually totally lame, but afterward we stumbled into a nice little bar called Marshall Stack. We each had a Coney Island Larger at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Located at 66 Rivington Street, this beer and wine hardcore hipster haven is a nice place to grab a pint and chill. It's definitely a bar not a restaurant but the English muffin pizza's and tater tots looked pretty appetizing. The bar tender was super friendly and it was the perfect place to drop in and take a sit.

I know it sounds terrible, but trust me, I don't know where this has been all my life

Okay so I know I also promised I would make and try and egg cream. Luckily, egg creams don't really have egg in them. Ha. I hope I fooled some of you cause I hate eggs. This was still pretty disgusting though. I didn't quite see the magic.

Brooklyn Chocolate Egg Cream (by Emeril Lagasse)
  • 6 ounces whole milk
  • 3 to 4 ounces seltzer
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  1. Pour milk into a 12-ounce highball glass.
  2. Add the seltzer and stir vigorously so that a white head forms on top of the milk and comes just to the top of the glass.
  3. Slowly drizzle the chocolate syrup into the milk, letting it fall gently to the bottom of the glass, and stir, using a long slender spoon, so as to just mix the chocolate into the milk but trying not to disturb the white head on the top of the beverage.
  4. Serve immediately.

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