We just had the best! weekend!! ever!!! Or at least that’s what Adam and I told each other multiple times each day. It’s my birthday tomorrow (the 24th) and he took me back to New York to celebrate.
We got super lucky with the weather and managed to do a million fun things, including try out a few new restaurants that we missed going to before the move, eat all the ice cream, and drink all the coffee (and put ice cream in our coffee!).
Here were the highlights…
Staying in Williamsburg in the Pod hotel, which was adorable and totally big enough for us. And they had games and a bar in the lobby with Grimm Icing on the Cake on tap.
Brunch at Fausto, our new favorite spot. I had a cocktail with ontratto aperitif, aperitivo select, grapefruit, and tonic. Polenta with braised duck, poached egg, and pea greens. And hashbrowns with chili aioli.
Quad, non-fat, iced lattes from Black Brick.
Aussie iced coffee from Sweatshop. Basically a quad, non-fat, iced latte with a scoop of ice cream in it.
West Side Story from Paper Plane Coffee = guava, sweetened condensed milk, and espresso. It was surprisingly delicious, and pink!
Running along the East River.
Lunch at Sauvage. We split baked eggs and a salad with arugula, charred corn, pistachio, and whipped chevre.
Smorgasburg! We got fantastic okonomiyaki and a scoop of mint ice cream with toasted Swiss meringue on top. <– my favorite iteration of marshmallow of all time
Ice cream at Milk Bar. I got a babyquake (aka mini blizzard) with birthday cake truffles and the best sprinkles.
Stocking up on Japanese goodies at Midoriya.
Buying an adorable bear t-shirt for me and a succulent pin for Adam at Brooklyn Flea.
Dinner at Dez. We shared cauliflower and crispy capers and chimichurri and I had a chopped vegetable salad with roasted potato, crispy eggplant, a seven minute egg, umbah, zhough, and tahini.
Beating our favorite team shooting game (Ghost Hunter) at Barcade.
Getting drinks with old friends at Freemans.
Beers at Greenpoint Brewery.
Walking across the Williamsburg Bridge.
I love New York.