Brooklyn and the Big Apple
I had been long overdue for a trip to New York. So I took advantage of the long weekend in March to head down there and visit two of my childhood friends. I've know my friend Stephanie (the Brooklynite) since the first grade. She was one of the few Asian kids in our elementary school so naturally we had to become friends. Then there's my friend Meaghan (the Manhattan-nite). We've known each other since the third grade when she moved to our little ole town of Chelmsford by way of CT. Armed with my list of things to do/places to eat/places to shop, I hopped on the NY-bound train. I started my weekend off in Brooklyn and slowly made my way up to Manhatten. So here we go - a recap of the adventures of the three amigas!
On our way to meet Meaghan, we made a quick pit stop into Smorgasburg. If you are from Boston, think of this as Sowa times 100! One can definitely spend an entire afternoon here looking for treasures. On the lower level resides all the food vendors. Naturally, we grabbed a donut before heading out.
When in Brooklyn, Blue Bottle. New Orleans style all around!
That evening, we had dinner at Walter's in Forte Greene. A cute neighborhood spot with delicious food. The seating that night was a bit tight - where you could reach out and touch the person next to you. My friend sent me a text (even though we sat next to each other): "You are sitting next to Olivia Wilde and Steph is sitting next to Jason Sudekis". Crazy, huh? I had no idea!
For our last dinner together, we went to the Meatball Shop (my first time)! I had been obsessed with this place since their show on the food channel. It lived up to my every expectation. Have you been? If no, then put it on your list for your next visit.
What are some of your favorite spots in NY? Let me know and I'll add it to my list for my next trip.