What I Ate, Drank and Saw in NYC

March 18, 2014

It feels good to be back! It was so nice to disconnect and enjoy a few days away from home. Certainly not a relaxing vacation but exactly what I needed to get me out of the winter dumps.

Before I recap I just wanted to give all of you who linked up to Friday’s Great St. Patrick’s Day Green Link-Up a HUGE thank you! I was honestly astounded by your creativity and talent. I don’t have an ounce of Irish blood in me but I was the proudest leprechaun you ever did see.

Now for the fun stuff. Here’s what I ate, drank and saw in NYC these past few days:

nyc 2014The Eats:

-Dinner at Empellion Cocina– the pistachio guacamole and salsa sampler is a MUST.
-Brunch at Westville-an NYC staple and one of my favs (bloody mary included).
-The BEST chocolate chip cookie in NYC at The City Bakery-you better bet I have tried 90% of NYC’s bakeries and this is by far the best chocolate chip cookie of all five boroughs.
-Brunch at Coppelia-I lived 1/2 block away from here and this was my go-to restaurant for all meals but especially their Huevos Rancheros.
-Homemade Bloody Mary Mussels from Cassie-Dale and I love bloody mary’s and mussels and Cassie is a straight-up genius with this recipe.

The Drinks:

-Wine at Birreria-surprisingly cheap and when the weather is nicer one of the best rooftop patios in NYC.
-St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at Dempsey’s.
-Lots of cider, bloody mary’s and wine across the city.

The Sights:

Chelsea Market in search of Jacques Torres chocolate, which apparently closed down (only this location).
-Shopping at my favourite clothing store, Club Monaco.
-Shopping at my favourite grocery store, Trader Joe’s (duh).
-Shopping for my biggest weakness, food props at Fishs Eddy.

The People:

-I finally met Britt who is super cool and as awesome as she comes across on her blog.
-The sister-wives who legitimately complete me.
-Everyone else who I got to catch up with, you know who you are 😉

A fabulous weekend! And now I have to go unpack a suitcase full of Trader Joe’s goodies.

Have you ever been to NYC? What are your favourite places to eat, drink and see?


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    Alex @ therunwithin
    March 18, 2014 at 8:22 am

    what a great weekend to be in NYC, I mean every time people go it is such a good trip and full of good food but st. patrick’s day is extra special

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    Cara's Healthy Cravings
    March 18, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Sounds like a fun-filled weekend!
    What were your TJ finds?

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    erin @ The Almond Eater
    March 18, 2014 at 7:33 am

    So glad you had a good time! I have been to NYC twice and the last time Miguel and I went we ate at a restaurant at the top of a hotel that spun! Talk about feeling tipsy when you’re only one drink in! It was great though.

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    Kim @ BusyBod
    March 18, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I’m so glad you had a great trip! I know exactly what you mean about visits that are not at all relaxing but exactly what you need. Next time I head into the city I’m getting one of those cookies for sure!

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    Krista @ Tiny n Fit
    March 18, 2014 at 7:20 am

    You had me at pistachio guacamole. Sounds like a fun trip!

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    Tina Muir
    March 18, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Looks like you made the most of it! That is awesome! I live only a few hours away, so have tried to make the most of it while I am living here. There are so many places to go, it is hard to get around it all in one weekend. I actually went for the first time last St. Patricks day. It was pretty crazy in Times square! I am glad you went to Chelsea market, that is one of my favorite places there.

    Thanks for giving my super nerdy spreadsheet even MORE places to go in NYC. I am never gonna be able to get around them all!

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    March 18, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Aww yay! So glad you had fun!! I need to try out…all the places you ate. Because I’ve been to none of them. SHAME ON ME.

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    March 18, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Oh I MISS NYC so much!! I went to Bareburger when I was there – except the fact that they didn’t sell any alcohol (I almost had a freaking heart attack) – the food is beyond delicious and oh so organic!
    You look so happy and stunning in all those pics, so glad you had a great time!!

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    March 18, 2014 at 6:28 am

    Looks like you had a great time! Maybe next time we can meet up for one of those cookies, I love a good chocolate chip! Max Brenner’s is the best chocolate chip to me but I want to try this one. I may need to head in just to see!

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    Ksenija @ With An Open Mind
    March 18, 2014 at 6:09 am

    It sounds like you had the perfect weekend! Love all of the amazing eats and happy faces. NY is definitely on my list of cities to visit in the near-ish future – I need to earn the money for the flight first 😉 And your recap just reminded me, that I owe you guys my Paris recap. I’ve been such a bad blogger recently *sigh*. Sometimes life is just so much more fun when you don’t write it down :p

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    Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness
    March 18, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Looks like great times and good eats 🙂 I love NYC! I wish I could visit more often.

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    March 18, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Please please please tell me you went to ‘our’ Mexican place. Please!

    I love chelsea market… especially the seafood shop! Argh this post made me so homesick for NYC….is it copycat reality TV-ing if we do Davs and A take NYC?

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