Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New York Suggestions?

Headed to NYC tomorrow. It's been over two years since we were last there - weird, considering we used to go up at least a couple of times a year. We've done most of the touristy stuff, but anyone have any (preferably off-the-beaten-path) suggestions?


Maxine Parrish said...

Yes! Will you do me a favor and check out Sarabeth's (bakery) in Chelsea Market? I think there are several other locations if you'll be farther away. Order a thing or three and report back, please.

I just got her cookbook and am very eager to bake stuff from it (esp. the croissants, danishes, brioche, pain au chocolat, and apple turnovers). Problem is, her tone is SO condescending, so snobby, that I sort of want to slap her when I read the recipe headers. She keeps implying that every other bakery and home cook out there has been living in the culinary Dark Ages until she deigned to bring her revelatory baked goods to the masses. Her recipes really do look amazing and I'm very happy with the book for that reason, but now I just have this insane desire to find out whether her food lives up to her own hype. Amen.

(Sorry, this kind of morphed into an unintended book review. That aside, I have read many incredible things about her restaurants!)

(And you don't have the monopoly on parenthetical abuse.)

Becca said...

Do you read mine and Missy's friend Lizzie's blog? She lives right outside the city but is always blogging about this or that thing that she has done recently. Totally inspirational.

I think if I had an afternoon right now in the city I would go back to Alice's Tea House. :) So lovely and quaint.

There is a teeny restaurant we found called Basilica on 9th and 47th (if I'm remembering right) that was super small and lovely and SO delicious. I'd definitely go back.

Kris said...

Visit us of course! And when you do we'll give you some ideas.

Kris & Brett

Anonymous said...

If it is a nice day, go to the High Line! Its near chelsea market--they have turned an old elevated railroad into a walking path/park/garden like thing. Its quite lovely.