RESTAURANT VISITS - NEW YORK
What could be better than to kick start your morning with a good cup of joe?
Flying in on a Saturday morning at 6am from Los Angeles could have worked out perfectly had I not been in the middle seat. I was nodding off from one side to the other being careful not to lay on my neighbors shoulders. On top of looking silly, I wasn’t able to count enough sheep as I had hoped.
First stop, was dropping off the luggage to Mel’s apartment and schlepping off to Brooklyn. I can honestly say Williamsburg is not my favorite place in NYC, BUT finding El Beit for coffee, made the beginning of my day much much better. So what now? We didn’t feel like shopping for overpriced vintage clothing at the moment, and since Brooklyn’s waterfront flea market was on Sunday we decided to meet Shawna back in the Upper East Side at Sarabeth’s.
Goldie Lox with egg whites.
Great choice, great atmosphere and great service. I loved the neighborhood and the fact that it was so close to Central Park and the Guggenheim.
After walking all day around this beautiful city, with little to no sleep the night before, I decided to buy a slice of pizza, garlic bread with a 6 pack of Stella and call it an early night, while everyone else painted the town red. Note to self, window seat.
Ah the next day! Refreshed! Heading back to Williamsburg for the flea market, we started to chat it up with a friendly couple on the train who told us about the Fort Greene flea market on Saturday’s. Too bad for us! We not only missed it, but clearly didn’t do our research.
As we strolled through the market, again, I didn’t feel like shopping for overpriced vintage clothing so I saved my money for a glass wine at the D.O.C. Wine Bar
I really wished I didn’t order that 3rd glass of wine so that I could remember what we actually ate. ”Who cares, I’ll look it up online” I say with a slight slur, well not exactly, but I was really really happy, happy enough to not care at the moment what the name of our flatbread covered in mozzarella dish was. Anyways, there’s no menu online!!
Really D.O.C.?! You’re THE cutest place ever, with delicious food and great service, not to mention a bathroom with an awesome gigantic sliding door. How do you NOT have a menu online?
Hopefully you followed my tweets which mentioned a few other places I visited including What Happen’s When.
Unfortunately, my lazy butt didn’t feel like taking my SLR around everywhere I went (2nd note to self, big mistake for someone who blogs about food) and the digital point and shoot I did bring for that specific reason, well, um, er, I forgot it in NYC.
So there it is, my mini adventure in a big, big city. I definitely hope to go back again this year for more fantastic food and to soak up more of it’s amazing culture. That being said…I love L.A. ;)