So much food, so little time… NYC Restaurants

There were only so many meals we could fit into a day. I think I managed 5 meal stops on one of the days. Here are a few highlights.

Grimaldi's Pizza
Grimaldi’s Pizza in Brooklyn

Bubby's Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie and Peach Lemonade at Bubby’s in TriBeCa

Bobby Flay's Fried Chicken - Bar Americain
Dinner at Bar Americain with Fried Chicken ala Bobby Flay

Amy's Bread Devil's Food Cupcake
Devil’s Food Cupcake from Amy’s Bread in Hell’s Kitchen

Carnegie Deli Pastrami Sandwich
Big fat pastrami sandwich from Carnegie Deli

Fruit Tart from the City Bakery
A Fresh Fruit Tart from The City Bakery

I created a map with all the restaurants we visited during our trip. I’m sure everyone knows that I only had a taste of what the city has to offer. I guess I’ll just have to go back sometime soon.

View NY Restaurants – 2010 August in a larger map

I had gathered recommendations from friends, and found lists/reviews various places online. New York Magazine had the most helpful restaurant section for pre-planning. During our trip, I found that the Yelp app on my iphone was the easiest to use when we were out and about. What made Yelp so convenient was the feature that sorts bookmarked places by proximity to you at the time. So while we were walking around and wanted to stop to eat I could easily see which places were nearby and click on the link that would give me directions and a map.

NYC First Night Food

Radio City Music Hall

Our vacation this year was to New York City and arrived just in time to check in and head to dinner. We quickly discovered that Radio City Music Hall was right around the corner from our hotel.

Menkui Tei

I found Menkui Tei on yelp and we went in to try their ramen. I took the wall menu postings and inclusion of Hiyashi (cold) ramen to be good signs.

Menkui Tei Walls

Hubby had his ‘usual’ Miso Ramen and I tried the Hiyashi Chuka.

Miso Ramen  ala Menkui Tei

Hiyashi ala Menkui Tei

Neither of us were disappointed. Hubby even went back a second night and had the same thing with an added egg.

Next up Dessert!
Just a little further down 56th Street, Momofuku has a “milk bar” selling cookies, soft serve and a few other select sweets. Hubby tried their soft serve flavor of the day, salted pistachio caramel.

momofuku softserve salted pistachio caramel

A selection of cookies made it back to the hotel room.

Cookies from momofuku

The “compost” cookie included whole mini pretzels and cornflakes.
They were all very rich and tasty, but I liked the peanut butter the best.