NY Day 5

Don’t have much time this morning, so I’m going to try to keep this short and sweet. We’re leaving soon for Bobby Flay’s restaurant Bar Americain. After that, off to the airport 😦

Yesterday we went to Clinton Street Bakery for breakfast. Took us a while to get there, but it was definitely worth it. The blueberry pancakes that Sharon ordered were awesome! After breakfast we basically shopped until late afternoon. We were on fifth avenue during what Sharon claims is the busiest shopping time of the year (2-3 PM on Dec 21st). It was pretty insane.

After dropping all our stuff off at the hotel, we ventured out for a hot dog! Had to order something from a street vendor! We ate them on the way to Wollman skating rink in Central Park. Sharon was pretty terrified, but she did really, really well! It wasn’t too cold, and our timing was perfect (arriving to skate just as the Zamboni was finishing up). I really enjoyed it, and I think Sharon is happy she conquered a fear! Heh.

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While skating, I asked Sharon where we were gonna go for dinner. She said Gramercy Tavern, as she had read online that it was good. Cool, I asked her what kind of food they had. She said American, like burgers and stuff, but not like Denny’s. So off we go. And we arrive…at the fanciest restaurant we’ve been to. Turns out Gramercy Tavern is the kind of place where they don’t clear dishes until everyone is done. The kind of place where you tip the person who takes your coat. The kind of place where they serve on the left, clean on the right, and never give you utensils you won’t be using!

Heh, it was actually really very good. I had Bacon Wrapped Trout, and Sharon had the Stuffed Meatball. We did feel somewhat underdressed though. I mean there were other people in jeans, but I still think we looked out of place. Oddly enough, they seated us right by the front of the restaurant, so I guess they didn’t mind that much.

Today is our last half day in NY. I have been seeing Kim’s Facebook updates about YK being -35 degrees, and I’m really not looking forward to that kind of weather! It’s been cold enough as it is here! Heh…okay, gotta go!

2 thoughts on “NY Day 5

  1. Gramercy Tavern sounds impeccable. I’ve been tagging your posts on google reader, so that when I go to New York (which may be never) – I will have it for reference. Great series of posts this week.

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