Weekend Trip: New York City

John and I went to New Jersey this past weekend to visit his mom and some friends in New York City. We spent all day Saturday there. I love New York City. Yeah it’s touristy, hokey, and expensive but I love big cities and there’s just something so alluring about NYC to me. There’s tons to do, so many great places to explore, nice restaurants, fun at any budget and in any season. It’s like Boston in that way and, I’ve said it a million times, I like visiting cities that remind me of my home.

We met up with Will & Gina for brunch and then headed to Eataly. Have you heard of this place? Eataly is a 50,000+ square foot market/restaurant mecca in the heart of the city, partly owned by Mario Batali, offering authentic Italian fare and imports. Check out my Yelp review for more details. One thing I didn’t know but just read online is that Slow Food consults with Eataly to ensure quality, fairness, and ethical food practices there. Impressive!

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As we walked around the city Gina showed us the Limelight Marketplace: a 25,000 square foot former 80’s dance club and former church before that. The space is really incredible. It looks like a neighborhood church on the outside but is an upscale marketplace on the inside. So cool. And we got gelato.

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Next it was on to Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Brewery. As my review says the tour was really crappy but I’m still glad we went.

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Brewery cat! With a bow tie!

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On our way out of Brooklyn we grabbed some Bahn Mi. Bahn Mi is a traditional Vietnamese sandwich, usually made with pork and veggies. It was delicious!

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Times Square!

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I HEART NYC!

Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

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