Eating My Way Through New York

August 4, 2014  •  New York, Travel

new york 1 horse carriage central parkAs much as I miss my son in New York and quietly hope that one day he and his girl will possible move back to Colorado where we could see them more often, I never cease to be thankful that he chose such a fabulous place to live. Manhattan never disappoints. My son recently read back through my blog posts from all of our visits and commented that our trips out there have evolved over the past 4 years. One thing is for certain – we don’t ever miss a chance for a great meal, often sneaking in an extra stop in between for something we can’t resist. It might be a bit gluttonous, but don’t you want to come along for the tour?!new york 2 skyline hotel viewIn the past we’ve stayed at hotels a bit more centrally located, but they are several long blocks from my son’s apartment in midtown West, and tend to be pricier. So on this visit I decided to check out the Skyline Hotel on the west side. The rooms were large and tasteful, the staff was friendly, and this was the view from our hotel room. Really, it was perfect and only 3 short blocks to see the york 3 gunner black labPart of the reason for our visit was to see the new “grand-dog”, Gunner. Yes, we fell in love! The kids live close to the park that runs all the way north from midtown on the river on the west side – perfect for walking pups, which we did before setting out for 3 days of eating. I’ll give you the york 4 fusha sushi

8:30 pm Thursday
Fusha, upper west side
salmon tartare with wasabi seaweed crisps and guacamolenew york 5 fusha sushinew style sashimi – always a crowd pleasernew york 6 fusha sushithe prettiest platter of sushi I’ve ever seen – presented in a large bowl on icenew york 7 fusha sushiclassic nigiri rollsnew york 8 dos caminos jon keely
Noon, Friday
my son and his girl meeting us for lunch at Dos Caminos in the Meatpacking districtnew york 9 dos caminos crudotuna chino-latino with soy-lime marinade, sesame, chiles torreados, mint, cilantronew york 10 dos caminos guacamolethe obligatory guacamole and chips – you pick the level of heat when you ordernew york 11 dos caminos fish tacosfish tacos – equally good as my favorites back here in Coloradonew york 12 dos caminos mexican corn beef tacosMexican spiced corn, with my son’s beef tacos in the backgroundnew york world trade centerwalking by the new world trade center building after lunchnew york 13 stone street
3:30 pm Friday
a stop on old Stone Street for a beer before visiting my son’s new office downtownnew york 14 trinity church financial districtTrinity Church in the financial districtnew york 15 yankee stadium
7:00 pm Friday
visiting Yankee Stadium for the first time – beers in a bar across from the entrance first…new york 16 yankee stadium
8:00 pm Friday
…and then shared a hot dog at the game (appetizer before going out to dinner!)new york 17 times square
9:30 pm Friday
walking by Times Square on the way to dinner at Lamdmarc in the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle (what did I have? don’t remember!)new york 18 smorgasburg asia dog
11:30 am Saturday
a chicken hot dog with mango relish from Asia Dog at Smorgasburg in Williamsburgnew york 19 smorgasburg chicken sandwichmy husband’s chicken sandwich from Smorgasburgnew york 19 smorgasburg williamsburg brooklyn manhattanthe view of Manhattan from Williamsburgnew york 20 smorgasburg williamsburg brooklynexpensive waterfront real estate in Williamsburg next to Smorgasburgnew york 21 smorgasburg williamsburg brooklyn
12:30 pm Saturday
with my husband and son at Smorgasburg – don’t I look happy?new york 22 williamsburg brooklynAmerican Apparel store in quirky Williamsburgnew york 23 williamsburg brooklyn sweetwater restaurant
1:30 pm Saturday
waiting for brunch at Sweetwater in Brooklyn
(thankfully we had those hot dogs as a snack to tide us over!)new york 24 sweetwater restaurant egg sandwich
2:00 pm Saturday
egg sandwich on sourdough with a saladnew york 25 gunner4:30 pm Saturday
sweet Gunner waiting to be walkednew york 26 cocktails gallow green
7:00 pm Saturday
cocktail timenew york 27 gallow greencocktails at the rooftop Gallow Green in the McKittrick Hotelnew york 28 water towericonic rooftop water tower views in Manhattannew york 29 the gander buffalo sweetbreads
8:30 pm Saturday
dinner at The Gander – starting with the famous buffalo style sweetbreadsnew york 30 the gander charcuteriecharcuterie platternew york 31 the gander Tubetti Duck Confit Duck Yolk Citrustubetti pasta with duck confitnew york 32 the gander Gnocchetti Sardi Taleggio Mushrooms Green Garlic Parmesangnochetti with taleggio, mushrooms, green garlic, and parmesannew york 33 the gander lightingcool drum lights at The Gandernew york 34 the gander Duck Breast Summer Bean Cassoulet Crispy Hominyduck breast with summer bean cassoulet and crispy hominynew york 35 the gander Dry Aged Sirloin Garlic Hen of the Woodsdry aged sirloin with garlic and hen of the woods mushroomsnew york 36 the gander sorbetssorbets for dessertnew york 37 tavern on the green patio
11:00 am Sunday
the patio of the newly renovated Tavern on the Green in Central Park
(you must go – it’s amazing)new york 38 tavern on the green yogurtyogurt with berries and granolanew york 39 tavern on the green salmon and irish breadsmoked salmon with cream cheese and Irish brown breadnew york 40 tavern on the green pancakes croissant
Noon Sunday
lavender pancakes and decadent chocolate croissantsnew york 41 tavern on the green 41 poached eggs gritspoached eggs over grits with sausagenew york 42 tavern on the green eggs with goat cheese and chivesscrambled eggs with goat cheese and chives, topped with crispy baconnew york 43 jon keely tavern on the green
It was so great to spend a few days with these two, and we will miss them until they come visit us in Colorado in October!

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