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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    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com
    March 18, 2014 at 10:40 am

    So glad you got to have a break in none other than the Big Apple!!! City Bakery is THE BEST! But, there was this little place called “Fabiane’s Cafe & Pastry Shop” in Brooklyn that was THE BESTEST -for me anyways, they had the best pistachio cake and pistachio creme brulee ever!

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    March 18, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Love, love love Westville. It’s def one of my faves. I feel like I don’t frequent any one place too much in NYC… also love OATMEALS (obvi). Girrrrl you love Club Monaco? you be tripping when you say you have no style (obvi you do anyway or I wouldn’t love you as much as I do #sorryimnotsorry) but also Club Monaco is supes adorbs.

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    March 18, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Miss you dearly. What a fun weekend! Tell C I say hi and come back soooooon!

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    March 18, 2014 at 9:19 am

    I have to know, as a Canadian, what did you think of the Bloody Mary? I LOVE Ceasars but I find Bloody Mary’s disgusting!

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    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    March 18, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Looks like you had a fabulous time! So sorry it didn’t work out to meet up! I will TOTALLY see you again at some point in the future. There is no question about it.

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    kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    March 18, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Um I hope you had the hot chocolate at City Bakery because it is to DIE FOR!! It sounds like you had a blast! I am glad you got a nice day on saturday!

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    kathy @ vodka and soda
    March 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

    sounds like an awesome trip. i love nyc; been there lots of times but not in a while so i think a trip is required next summer!

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    March 18, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I’m glad you had a good time! I’ve never been to NYC, but it’s high on the list of places I want to see sometime. And obviously, i’m jealous of the Trader Joe’s trip :-p

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    Parita @ myinnershakti
    March 18, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Man, this makes me want to visit NYC again…just for all the food!!! I love all the street vendors and hole in the wall places. So much deliciousness in one city! Glad you had a good time. 🙂

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    March 18, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I’m going to be in NYC April 9th!! Awesome tips! Love bearing from foodies where good places to eat and drink are! Thanks for sharing!! Saving this for my trip!

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    Meghan @fitnesscrEATures
    March 18, 2014 at 8:46 am

    LOVE all those egg yolk pictures! Makes me want some NOW. 🙂 Don’t tell my man this, but I asked him to cook me eggs with runny yolks (I fail at this so he has to help a sistah out) and they turned out terrible – like hard boiled egg status on the inside. I sucked it down anyway to make him feel good, but NO TO THAT. Maybe I should learn to do these kinds of things. 🙂 YAY for a fun time in NYC. YES to TJ’s stock up!! ENJOY all your goodies.

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    March 18, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Looks like you had a blast! I have been to NYC once and wasn’t too impressed, but neither myself nor the girls I was with had ever been so I don’t think I got all I could have out of the weekend trip. I would definitely be interested in going again!

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