It’s not exactly a secret that New York City is incredibly expensive. Just this past weekend while out to lunch in the Financial District I actually said, “Wow the wine list here is so cheap! All of the single glasses of wine are only $10!”… Which is crazy but really shows how warped New York can be price-wise.
To counteract this, I love looking for free activities on the weekends to indulge in that won’t cost an arm and a leg. Whether that be a morning at the Met or an afternoon picnic in Central Park, there’s something for everyone.
After a long winter filled with snow and freezing winds that made me want to curl up in bed and never leave my apartment, I’m really loving spring. Although the pollen makes me sneeze like crazy, I always look forward to all of the blooming flowers and the sunny days to come. If the sun is out, you’ll probably find me going for a run, hanging out on my porch, or finding new restaurants and/or rooftop bars.
So Smorgasburg is one of my favorite things to do on a sunny Saturday in Brooklyn when I want to indulge in some of the best new and innovative food items New York City has to offer–a few of these include the ramen burger, boozy popsicles, and spaghetti doughnuts.
Nine times out of ten, I will order something savory for breakfast/brunch. Whether it be eggs benedict, cheese grits with shrimp, or a breakfast burger, I love it all.
So when I order pancakes, it’s a big deal and I only do so when I know that they’re going to be fantastic. Which is exactly what happened at Clinton Street Baking Co, which has some of the best pancakes I’ve ever tasted in New York!
There’s obviously nothing I love better than a good brunch, especially if it’s enjoyed in the cutest little restaurant smack dab in the middle of the Meatpacking District.
Happy Friday friends! If I wasn’t sick and chugging tea as if my life depended on it, I would definitely be cheering with a glass of champagne over the fact that it’s finally almost the weekend!! But for now, I’ll stick with my tea and DayQuil and dream about the Ample Hills ice cream I ate this past weekend.
There’s honestly nothing better on a winter day than a hot bowl of ramen. The combination of noodles, crunchy vegetables, and a thick broth is exactly what you need when you can’t feel your toes and want to gear up for the cold with a full belly. Which was exactly what I needed the other weekend when Matt and I were walking around the Lower East Side and it just randomly started snowing!!