So I have decided to do a little sub-blog talking about my travels! As you may have read in my resolutions post for 2017 – I want to go to as many new places as I can! While each city won’t be a new experience for me, I will be trying out new restaurants, bars, entertainment activities, etc. I wanted you guys to get to see the travel side of me and I really hope you enjoy what I post about here!
First up – one of my top 3 favorite cities in all the world New York, New York! I absolutely love this city! I love being able to walk or use public transportation to get any where. The food is amazing and you are always guaranteed to have a good time!
I flew into LGA on a Friday afternoon and caught a cab to my hotel in the city! I have several friends who live in or around NYC, so I wanted to make sure I got to see them! On Friday, I met up with a friend of mine and his wife who are from Atlanta but are currently living in NYC. They live in Chelsea and know of all the hot spots around that area! We ended up having dinner and drinks!
Dinner – Bar B: OH MY was this place cool or what! It is a super small bar where you stand up to eat your dinner. It is super casual and the perfect ambiance for hanging out with 1 or 2 friends and wanting good food too. You have to go in knowing that it is standing only and super small (literally 20 people at a time small). Make sure to get there a little early (we got there around 7pm on a Friday) so that you can get a spot. The bartenders/servers are great about making room so that more people can fit, but there can be quite a wait if you get there too late! Their happy hour is unreal and we had a couple of drinks while catching up. I ordered the Beet Burger (I know, sounds gross – totally amazing). It was a combination of so many great flavors that I couldn’t event taste the beets (NOT my favorite vegetable). I also had a side of the potato salad and it was the best damn potato salad I have EVER had! I cannot wait to go back to this place again in the future! Bar B also has a sister restaurant called Basta Pasta(it is sit-down) and I cannot wait to try it out next time I am in the city!
Play time – Kinky Boots: This play is the whole reason I went to NYC the weekend I did. I am a HUGE fan of Todrick Hall (check out his youtube page here). He is amazing and it was his last weekend as Lola in Kinky Boots. I was dying to see him on Broadway, so I made a trip just for this! And let me tell you, he did not disappoint and neither did the play! It was phenomenal! I have always said that Hairspray! was my favorite play, but this one took over number 1 in my heart! I laughed, cried and wanted to dance along with them. Going to see the play was by far my best decision! I also got to see some great friends while in the city & they came to see the play with me, so it was a win-win!
Dinner – Carmine’s: You cannot go to NYC without getting some good Italian food and man was this place yummy! It is family style, so remember that when you are ordering! You have to make reservations at this place! It gets so packed! We had cheesy garlic bread for an appetizer, and man do I love me some carbs! It was so fantastic! For our entree we had shrimp scampi and it was amazing! I loved this place and will definitely go back (and remembering all the good food I ate is making me sooooo hungry)!
This trip was definitely one for the books. I had such a great time catching up with friends and I loved that I got to eat some great food and see one of my favorite entertainers (and human beings) perform on Broadway!
Thanks for the great memories NYC!