Something I've been meaning to post about for a very long time is a trip BJ and I took to New York way back in March. He thought my trip in January sounded fun, so we booked a quick overnight trip so we could go see Once: The Musical, which happens to be based on one of BJ's favorite movies of all time. Here's the quick version of our trip:
Megabus - wonderful, as always. The pick-up place in the city had moved from the last trip and made life much easier.
Shake Shack - this was on our must-list to try, even though we now have on in DC. Go figure. We loved it. The burger was decadent and juicy and the crinkle cut fries were excellent. We liked it better than Five Guys, Bobby's Burger Palace and some other trendy burger joints that are escaping me at the moment.
Laduree Macarons - We walked around the city and found ourselves nearby this little shop. Having heard great things about these little cookie things, I waited patiently in the 20 minute line to try them. It was hot. And pretentious. And insanely expensive. And totally not worth it. Not only were the macarons tiny and sickeningly sweet, the flavors tasted completely artificial to me. I was seriously shocked. With all the hype out there, you'd think they were made of gold. I may get maimed for saying it, but they were just gross. Avoid avoid avoid.
Colicchio & Sons Tap Room - this was our obligatory celebrity restaurant outing of the trip. We love Tom Colicchio from Top Chef and his menu looked great, so off we went. I had a squash soup with Brussels sprouts on top that was so creamy and silky, just delicious.
If I remember correctly, BJ had bone marrow of some sort, that he also enjoyed. We both ordered the ricotta cavatelli with a short rib ragout for our entrees, and as BJ said "it was good enough to weep over." Also of note was the service. Our waiter was fantastic, very attentive and gave great recommendation, and the manager even came over and chatted for a bit. Everyone was so nice - highly recommended.
We ended the evening, after the show, with a slice of cheesecake from Juniors, which was fabulous as always. I always have a good time in NYC and this was no exception.