Saturday, 10 November 2012

Feeding and intoxicating the Wearins - NYC does this well.

I am not sure how people living in the city don't account to the majority of USA obesity. Not that people are overweight here (you can thank the $30 per spin class for that) but there is literally a restaurant, cafe, hole in the wall noodle bar, bar, wine bar, dessert bar, brewery and this list goes on, every second establishment. We have only scraped the surface and have not had the budget of most being on a five month trip but here is a sample of the few things we have had.

Katz's Delicatessen - East Village. Straight from Wiki: Since its founding in 1888, it has become popular among locals and tourists alike for its pastrami sandwiches and hot dogs, both of which are widely considered among New York's best. Each week, Katz's serves 10,000 pounds of pastrami, 5,000 pounds of corned beef, 2,000 pounds of salami and 12,000 hot dogs.

Pickled tomatoes, cucumber and pickles.
Good enough for Johnny and many other famous folk.
The famous Pastrami.
Snow starting to fall outside of Katz's.
Breweries and Beers. Northern America does it's micro breweries so well over here. As you would have seen in our past posts we are quite partial to the old hops and water so were happy to discover NYC didn't think it was too cool for this staple.

Drafts vs Kegs @ Gastro Market.
Flight at Good Beer NYC
Jacobs Pickles
The line up at Jacobs Pickles.
Some random bar that had the fantastic happy hour we so enjoy.
Picnic lunches in Central Park.

Settling Sushi watching Elections...

Burgers and beer at Corner Bistro. A great escape after a manic day in the big smoke.

Swanning around NOLITA requires sustenance.

So much energy required just hanging around these cool individuals.
Skip dinner and just have dessert at Spot Dessert in East Village.

Then the pies de la resistance was Eataly just off Madison Square. Absolute sensory overload.

Fresh fresh fishy.
For serious carnivores only.
Aisles and aisles of $10 packets of pasta.
Of course they do our favourite carb here too.
Oh fromage!
Aisles of the gooey stuff also. Yes this place is heaven. Well maybe after a $30 spin class.
Salami is needed on the cheese plate too.
Every type of prosciutto you can imagine.
And to finish off - the sweet stuff!
And to finish it all off... A coffee to bring you out of the food coma.
Tonight we had dinner at Momofuko Noodle Bar which was the classic NYC experience. Wait 45mins for a table, sit on a communal table and eat overpriced food. But saying that - it was pretty cool and quite delicious.

A litre Asahi anyone?
Octopus Salad
This was a serious Raman.
Don't be alarmed. We now plan a air diet for the last two months of our trip. Seriously.

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