Adam and I had such a fun weekend! We ate all of the things and saw a million twinkly lights. Sooooooo many holiday pop up bars and holiday themed coffees!!
Holiday things – – –
Ample Hills‘ chocolate peppermint ice cream with white chocolate peppermint bark. It was insane topped with marshmallow fluff!
Maman‘s holiday cookie latte with eggnog ganache.
Stumptown‘s rum raisin latte. <– most exciting latte of the weekend
Leyenda‘s Sleyenda pop up. They have by far the most exciting and intentional pop up menu but unfortunately it was slammed while we were there and we only wanted to hang for one drink. I had a delicious coquito with espolon reposado tequila, oloroso sherry, Braulio, coconut liqueur, coconut, cinnamon, and egg.
Loreley Beer Garden‘s Winter Wonderland pop up. Spiked eggnog with Captain Morgan, whipped cream, nutmeg, and caramel + boozy black and white hot chocolate with bourbon and toasted marshmallows. <– best holiday cocktails of the weekend
The Springs‘ Ho Ho Holiday Lounge pop up. Nog Yourself Out – Mt Gay black barrel aged rum, eggnog, oregeat, and nutmeg + Hot Springs – Cruzan blackstrap rum, hot chocolate, malt, and mini marshmallows.
The lights in Dyker Heights were so wonderful!
But the decorations at Chelsea Market remain my favorite New York holiday thing!
Things that aren’t festive but were still fun – – –
A trip to White Noise‘s Brooklyn location. We had a scrambled egg sandwich on brioche with cheddar, sun-dried tomato, and plum mayo.
Rose Wolf in Williamsburg is the cutest newish coffee shop. And we had the best cake and coffee. An extremely caffeinated and sugared cold brew with espresso, maple, caramel, cinnamon, and foamed milk + a chocolate funfetti cake.
A cute and yummy sparkling lime hibiscus tea.
Cookies and cream cookie with caramelized white chocolate from Mah Ze Dahr.
Sour cream and brown sugar strawberry ice cream with lemon jam and black walnuts from Morganstern’s.
Ramona is our favorite cocktail bar at the moment! Vivian Darkbloom – charcoal mezcal, pineapple, mint, lime, Falernum, and lime bitters + Cloudbursting Daiquiri – Flor de Caña 4 year rum, passionfruit, lime, and grated cinnamon.
New Yorkers, Chuko makes the best ramen in the city! And their chili oil is amazing.
The veggie dumplings at East Wind Snack Shop are next level delicious. Crispy, chewy, plump, and topped with a ginger scallion sauce.
I love NY – – –