NYC Part 2
NYC Weekend Part 2
This is a continuation from Part 1 of my weekend in New York a few weeks ago, picking up where my friend and I left off, that is passed out on Saturday night after gorging on a food truck feast in out hotel room. Glorious.
The next day started off Food Adventure, by this I mean we had loosely mapped out the places we wanted to visit. Started walking to Friedman's for breakfast, and I had a revelation midway:
TURN ON POKEMON GO.
What had I been thinking the entire time! Walk off eggs AND catch Pokémon I don't get in Chicago! Yesssss. Seriously one of the best parts of the trip besides the food.
...Yes, I still play.
Friedman's was delicious! They have this blueberry butter which is SO SO GOOD. I had visions of trying to make this at home but realized I'd probably just end up with a bunch of stains all over my kitchen. Also stopped by Gregory's Coffee for some cold brew, which boasted a very Instagram friendly wall:
Ventured around, stopping by some parks and window shopping before making our way to Momofuku. I was really excited because I've wanted to go to this place forever. It's a foodie bucket list item! It wasn't even an hour after breakfast, but we both still got some soft serve. It was so yummy! Definite cereal milk flavor, and I was glad I got a smaller size because it's kind of rich. I didn't really like the crispy bits (too salty) but my friend did, so I let her have mine.
From Momofuku Milk Bar it was straight to...Momofuku Noodle Bar! By this time I was way too full. As a foodie I am cursed, I get full very easily and so it's hard for me to try a lot of different things if they are all offered within a short time span. (And then twenty minutes later I'm hungry again) I was way too full to think of eating any more, but hey! We were in NYC!
Next time I go to New York I'm going to make sure I come back here, and I come back here hungry. I had the lychee slushy and it was delicious. I love lychee anything so I am already biased, but the slushy has a spicy kick to it that I loved. I wonder if I can find something similar in Chicago? The pork belly buns were melt in your mouth good, and I was so sad I was too full to eat one. :(
After this breakfast-ice cream-lunch outing we had plans to walk around and site see, so of course this actually meant we went back to the hotel to nap. Hey, eating makes you tired!
On the way back Becca saw a place online for churros she wanted to go to, so we headed over to the little Koreatown block to look for it. After 30 min of walking back and forth, we still couldn't find it. Tired and grumpy, we decided to give up. We still wanted to nap and we had dinner plans.
After a quick nap we headed back out to meet @FoodPoetSociety for dinner. Their original suggestion was a noodle bar, but when we got there the wait was a little long, so they suggested another bar in the area. (They also told us to get our butts out of the touristy area next time and get some REAL food, but that's beside the point haha) Half an hour later we found ourselves back in Koreatown, walking into a foodcourt just to take a look...
...hey churros! We had accidentally found the mysterious churro place, across the street and down the block. Sometimes life works in mysterious ways, I guess. They also had taiyaki:
"If you like whiskey (I do!) you need a pickle back shot for you birthday (it was!)," they announced. I'd never had one, and it didn't sound particularly good in theory. However this statement led to a night of bar hopping in what I was informed was the "downtown" part of NYC, near Katz's. I mentioned that I liked this area better than Times Square, and they told us that we should stay in Brooklyn if we ever come back. Next time I guess!
It ended up being a really fun night, and I learned that pickle backs are weird but not bad. I'd still prefer Maker's on the rocks however. :P I'm glad we met up with them because it's always fun visiting another city when you're with someone who knows their way around. The weekend passed by way too fast, but definitely plan to come back soon!