A good friend from college, Long, and his fiance, Nhu, came to visit New York. I did my best to show them things I love, food places and sites, bunched up in just a few days. I can’t wait to see them again in the fall for their BIG DAY!
We also stopped by a few Catholic churches with gothic architecture – tall pointed arches, ribbed columns, giant stained glass windows, pointed arches and flying buttresses! Don’t forget really high ceilings and how small I felt when I stepped inside. It’s exactly what they were going for at the time and definitely still holds true today.
I’m so glad they also enjoy food, so we went to many places and sometimes even had two dinners in one night! I’m not sure how I’m maintaining weight (I’ve actually lost weight since I got here), but I’m going to keep on enjoying all the food that New York has to offer!
- Saturday: Cucina Italiana Paprika, Spot Dessert Bar, Decibel
- Sunday: Poco*, Lobster Place, Wonjo, Roxy Delicatessen*
- Monday: Curry-Ya*, S’Mac*
- Tuesday: Peking Duck House
*I took this opportunity to also try out a few new places that I have never been to, but have heard good things – except for one place.
Poco is a great little place for brunch, despite the now-limited number of drinks. Then again, I had four bloody mary’s instead of being limited to three. Definitely plan on waiting if you don’t have reservations, but it’s well worth it either way. The staff is really friendly, and the owner (or maybe manager) even made it a point to walk around and just greet us to make sure we were doing okay. I’ll definitely come back here to try the lobster mac and cheese and the lobster benedict!
Roxy Delicatessen, in Times Square, is a place I will not step into again. The cookies were hard, almost stale, and pretty boring. It wasn’t anything fun or fancy, just a place that exists in a touristy area.
Curry-Ya was delicious, but like I have said before: most of New York has no sense of what spicy dish should taste like. Despite that, the flavor of my pork cutlet and curry was pretty good. I’ll come back here again, but always get extra hot – that means mild/spicy in Houston.
I took Long to S’Mac after Curry-Ya because it’s his favorite food. We all shared the Cajun and finished it with ease. As I’m writing this, I’m contemplating whether I want to place an order and wait for over an hour for the buffalo chicken, hehe.