Between traveling to Dallas and LA a few weeks ago, Eric and I took a quick trip to to NYC for a long overdue visit to our friends Nicole and Paul.
From the moment we arrived, we essentially started eating our way through the city - one of our favorite activities! Our first stop was Smorgasburg, which was hands down the best part of the trip. Every vendor was AMAZING. I sampled a cheese pop, pork bun, doughnuts, mini cheesecakes, some mushroom spring rolls. My absolute favorite item though was the ramen burger - a burger between two chewy buns made of fried ramen. It was well worth the 30 minute wait in line!
We spent the afternoon at The Kent Ale House to catch the Carolina game and enjoy a Pumking, and elusive pumpkin beer I've been on the hunt for in Charlotte! If you happen to find it at a bar near you, be sure to dip the rim in sugar and cinnamon - so good! We then hopped up to The Ides on the rooftop of Wythe Hotel for the most spectacular view of Manhattan and tasty cocktails. Our final stop for the night was TORST, a Scandinavian bar owned by the brewer at Evil Twin Brewing (so you know it's going to be good). The place had amazing decor, a huge beer selection and even a secret restaurant. Like I said, it was a weekend of eating...
We didn't spend our whole weekend binging though. I caught a six mile run in Central Park (a dream of mine), and we saw our friend Julia perform her first show in the city at Webster Hall. We made an attempt to get some of the infamous cronuts from Dominique Ansel since I thought the hype had died down, but apparently they are still selling out by 7:30am! It's ok though, as we still enjoyed some amazing frozen s'mores :)
Our final stop for the weekend was Sleep No More, an interactive version of Macbeth. As someone who doesn't love theater, I highly recommend this one. I had so much fun following around the actors and exploring this five-story hotel. The only part I disliked was wearing those creepy masks for two hours! Below are just a few of our photos from the weekend: