“If this town is just an Apple, then let me take a bite.” – Michael Jackson, Human Nature
What is it about New York City that makes its food so delicious and unique? Is it the water?
I was there last week celebrating my birthday with two of the most important women in my life (Mi Mamá y Mi Tia) and in retrospect, it seemed our mantra was let’s “Eat, Drink and Be Merry.”
According to one of the city’s tourist gurus, there are 31 thousand restaurants in New York City (Manhattan) alone. THIRTY ONE THOUSAND!
Here are a few photos of recently discovered and eternal favorites. This was my 7th trip to New York and it was wonderful. (Gracias Mama y Tia!!)
PS: Full disclosure: I took all the photos except for one, and I am happy to share as long as you give me credit for them.
Prune, Lower East Side:
We went on the recommendation of my beloved Anthony Bourdain, from a few seasons ago on “No Reservations.” And I don’t say this lightly, but it was one of the best meals I have ever had in my life. We ordered several things, but for my dinner I chose the short ribs over the Yorkshire bread and every bite was a delight. This is a tiny tiny restaurant with a French feel. We absolutely loved everything about it, even the price.
Waverly Restaurant (around the Village)
Here’s a great place for breakfast, which I initially confused with the “Restaurant” from the Seinfeld show. Nos estabamos muriendo de hambre when we walked in, and we were delighted with all the options, it has the look and feel of a coffee shop, but has a full scale menu.The price is nice too.
PizzArte, at 56th Street. Midtown
A modern, elegant, artsy place with great pizza napolitana, salads and pastas. Very cool setting and we also loved the food. As a bonus, they had a great soundtrack. Owners are ITALIANOS. Can’t go wrong with this place.
Hot dog stand in front of the MOMA museum:
Need I say more?
A very swanky and posh place to have a drink. Elegant, rich, old school, and hits the spot after a long day. “Sip it slowly.”