"Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode
I had dinner there this past Friday. The food is nice and the price is right. Speedy service, too. I can heartily recommend the dinner crepes and the almond apple tarte. And the chocolate mousse.
I also like the food at Radiance, which is just a block away from La Bonne Soupe:
If you are into tea, they have a gazillion different kinds, and they also have tea-tastings. (Check the website under "events" for dates and times) Even if you don't like tea, the food is tasty, and the place has a v. tranquil atmosphere - nobody will try and rush you out of there. Reasonable prices, too.
If you insist on trying Shake Shack (the burgers really are excellent) I'd go to the one on E. 86th St, I've never waited in line more than 15 minutes there. This location is handy if you want to combine it with a visit to the Met or the Guggenheim.
NYC Ballet schedule for January can be found here:
Last edited by Marge_Simpson; 11-17-2011 at 03:44 AM.
Wow thanks everyone!! I've only been there once (well twice but the first time I was 2) and it is already my favorite city. So much to do. And see. And eat!!!
I'm definitely going to go skate (how could I not) and check out all those places to eat. I really envy those who live there!!!
GO SEE WARHORSE!
If you haven't seen it yet. Sorry for the caps shouting. I just think everyone should see this show.
This place, at Union Square, is on my list of places to try. (most of the things on my list involve food )
My coworkers claim it is divine.
If you get down to the Lower East Side (perhaps to visit the Tenement Museum) walk over to Houston Street and try an authentic knish here:
I love this fantastic little store. It's near Houston Street and is crammed with all sorts of funky things from Mexico:
This place is also nearby, I can personally vouch for the gelato:
I just saw a terrific exhibit on Charles Dickens at the Morgan Library & Museum. If you're into classic literature, you'll probably enjoy it.
Charter member of the "We Always Believed in Ashley" Club
Seconding La Bonne Soupe in midtown except I love their French onion soup. The Gruyere is amazing in its quality and it's not overly salted.
If it's freezing cold, definitely make your way to one of the Farmer's markets (http://www.grownyc.org/ourmarkets) and do try the hot ciders. Some have apple chunks while my favourite is the pear cider heavily spiced with cinnamon and cloves!
Should you see a show at NY City Center, make sure you go across the street to Myzel's (http://www.myzels.com/) for sweets instead of the overpriced food counters.
If you're looking for tours, I've only heard about this one: http://www.famousfatdave.com/
I want to try the chocolate pizza.
If you are near Union Square or Colombus Circle and see a cheerful yellow food truck, run, don't walk, and buy yourself a waffle.
One of my favorite restaurants, conveniently located in Hell's Kitchen:
Last edited by Marge_Simpson; 11-19-2011 at 07:27 PM.
If you're into dance there might be something on at the Joyce Theatre that will interest you. (I was there yesterday, to see Complexions)
The theatre is small, and the view is excellent from anywhere, so you can go with the lowest priced seats.
Chelsea Market is a few blocks away from the Joyce. If you are into wine, check the wine tasting schedule at Chelsea Wine Vault, located in the market. And try a cupcake from Amy's Bread. (better than Magnolia Bakery IMO)
I swear I must have 10 NYC-themed threads in my subscriptions So many new things in this one and I think I go to NYC fairly often!
Guinevere, I'll be in NYC the last weekend of January (and possibly a couple weekends before), so if you're there at the same time, we can play tourists together =)
What if we plan a get-together for January?
I started the other thread for a meetup in December, but it doesn't seem as if it will work out.
We could do something in January while Guinevere and SaSherka are here, what do you think?
I could lead everyone on an eating tour....