Mmmm, snacks. The food you eat when you don’t need food. Most definitely beyond sustenance and into pleasure, enjoyment and greed.
I try not to snack too much on a regular basis, but this is less due to willpower than to deliberately not having them around.
Of course all bets are off on holiday. Especially in a city with eateries of all kinds on every avenue.
American-style pies are something I am drawn to. British sweet pies are pretty tame – generally fruit of some sort between two layers of pastry. In America, pies can have chocolate, cream, custard or nuts, and are served in decadent slices. I base this on the charming and unique TV series Pushing Daisies and the movie Waitress.
So much to eat, so little time/stomach space. We had so much amazing food, but here are a few highlights.
I just have to see the word biscuit on an American menu and I get unreasonably excited. I’m not sure why I am quite so fond of these scone-like carb-fests, but there is something addictive about them.
New York has SO MANY bars. And of those bars, a large number are COCKTAIL bars. And of THOSE bars, many are AMAZING!
I like a cocktail or two, but there was no way we could go to even a fraction of the bars I would’ve liked to have visited. And I’m just talking about pure bars. Not even restaurants which also served wonderful cocktails!
For most of the time we were in New York we were staying in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We did spend one night up near tourist central Times Square, but the Lower East Side had amazing bars and restaurants to choose from, and a great vibe, and I’d definitely opt to stay there, or perhaps Brooklyn, on a return trip.
Although we went to bars elsewhere, the ones listed below are all Lower East Side/East Village.
This bar-with-food had only opened a month or so previous to our trip. We headed here on our first evening, tired but excited, and luckily secured the last two perches. It was small, crowded and focused on Japanese flavours. We had a few drinks and some snacks, and felt part of the city.
Back in September H and I went to New York.
We ate lots, drank lots, and generally had a lovely time.
I’m not going to write about everywhere we went, but there are a few faves I want to talk about.
Posts to follow, but in the meantime, here is a delicious (slightly drunkenly blurry phone) pic to keep you going.
(Bacon tasting board from Bar Bacon.)
As you have probably noticed, the last 8 months have been dedicated to posts about my trip to Thailand and Vietnam over the Christmas/New Year period.
But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been eating and drinking anything blog-worthy this year – I have! I have just failed miserably to write up anything
This post isn’t able to remedy that. It’s really just to flag up some wonderful cocktail bars H and I have been to during monthly “cocktail crawls”. These tend to start early afternoon and take in 4 – 6 stops including food before heading home while most peeps are just getting started!