Back from New York…My return to the blog

I decided to head to New York for the New Year and was not near a computer to constantly update everything I ate and saw but had my camera on hand.  Now its time to play catch up.

(By the way this is my first attempt making an online collage ( how sad I feel so behind the times) but I did it!)

new york food collage

I typically don’t visit New York during the holiday time but wanted to spend the New Year with my girlfriends.  I normally try to avoid tourists at all cost (no offense if you’re one of them).  It really just makes New York an unpleasant experience, at least for me that is. I recommend going during the slower months, so you can really take in the city for what it really is. I also want to give the places that I did not care for the benefit of the doubt and blame it on excessive tourists for the awful experience. :) Ok “awful” is a bit extreme, but you get the point.

Haru- overpriced sushi – stick to your local joint
Limelight Marketplace – love love love
The Standard Grill –  warm atmosphere
The Oak Room -uptight and stuffy
The Plaza Food Hall – avoid if you hate touristy places
Mercat – excellent food styling but lacked flavor on dishes
Stantion Social – New Year’s Dinner – Good Times
Macondo – Yummy New Year’s Day Brunch
Elmo – trendy yet lacked quality in the food
Eataly – overrated, but New Yorkers love it
123 Burger $1 Burgers, $2 Shots, $3 Beers can’t be that!
The Soup Man – Seafood Gumbo, can you say yummy?

Cupcakes:

I plan on doing a follow up post on my sweet guilty pleasures

CupcakeStop.com
Billy’s Bakery
Sweet Revenge
Two Little Red Hens

I realize I listed all the places I went to with a little comment but since I  put in all this effort to take an overabundance of pictures so I should still write about them.  I probably will only pick a few of the favorites and of course talk about all the cupcakes I had.  Stay tuned…

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5 comments

  1. Great post geeeebs

  2. Welcome back to blog world! :) Have a healthy and a happy new year!

  3. Wow, you did a lot of eating. The photo collage is way cool.

  4. Hi! It’s my first time at your blog, and I like it a lot! I’m a New Yorker, and I agree with you on some of your quick comments on places you went. I still haven’t been to the Stanton Social, and I have to make it there! Can’t wait to read more! :)

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