Price and I went into NYC on Saturday to see the Tim Buron exhibit at MOMA, among other things, but sometimes plans are ment to be broken. When we arrived we learned that the event was a timed admittance and sold out while we were in the crazy line to get in the museum. Well we regrouped and walked over to the International Auto Show. We saw the commercial for it the night before and Price’s eyes lit up with glee with the thought of going so it was nice that we did get to do it. I Liked it but I like the boat show more. I really liked the Nissan Cube and we liked the Jeep Liberty and Patriot. Of course we loved some crazy expensive cars but these were practical ones that we liked.
After leaving the auto show we went back east to 5th ave check out some stores by Herald Sq. We grabbed a cab at this point to head down to the East Village because we wanted to check out his restaurant down there. Sadly, in the cab ride down we checked into it and found out the place closed last year. Damn it! (If you are closed put it on your website or shut it down entirely!) But that did not stop us from enjoying the area and some good food.
My trusty Yelp app on my iphone had me pulling up places that I had previously bookmarked to visit. Of course places varied from hot dog stands to ramen and dessert bars. We chose a few places to check out, very good choices in deed. We went over to Pomme Frit on 2nd to try Poutine. I fell in love with Poutine. Makes for a stronger argument to get up to Montreal this summer/fall.
After spending time in the East Village getting food and checking out at street fair by Cooper Union we headed over to the NYU campus and then headed down West Broadway to Ground Zero. It was sad to still see a big pit in the center of all these buildings, sad after so many years. We walked all around the site and checked out the new buildings (7 WTC) and checked out the construction cranes. After looping around the site we headed North and then East to get over to the Brooklyn Bridge.
We walked over the Brooklyn Bridge just to check it out. On the way over to Brooklyn we saw newlywed’s getting their photos taken (In fact we saw them in Grand Central later that night too!) The views of the Statue of Liberty, South Street Seaport, and the Empire State Building were great.
Once we got over to Brooklyn we flipped a coin and decided to head back to Manhattan for dinner instead of eating over in Brooklyn. So back over the bridge to head into Chinatown.
The return trip over the bridge was really getting to us. It was about 7pm then and we had been in the city since 10.30 or so and had been on our feet for 95% of that time so we were getting tired. So the goal was to get over the bridge and find a place for dinner.
We walked through Chinatown and ended up in Little Italy for dinner. There were guys out there calling us in for dinners so we have plently of choices ahead of us. We picked a place that was close (tired feet), a good menu, and was fairly cheap. We kept dinner light by sharing an appetizer and entree- and a very large glass of wine!
Lastly, we ended up going to Rice to Riches in Nolita (North of Little Italy). I just saw it on The Best Thing I Ever Ate on Foodtv. While it was not the best rice pudding I ever ate it (my dad’s is the best) was still a great place to try. The store was designed beautifully and had really funny sayings applied in bright graphics.
We headed to Grand Central after dessert for the 9.37 train. The train ride back is not long but we were so tired that we fell asleep and missed our stop. We woke up once we heard Greenwich being announced. No idea how both of sleep through them announcing “Po-rt Ches-TA!” Luckily my mom could pick us up… so embarrassing! In the end we figured the passing out was justified since we were basically on our feet from 10.30- 8pm and walked over 12 miles (I figured it out using gmaps) Although our legs were jello and our feet were tired we had such a great day- great weather, great cars, great food, great photos, and now, great memories!