I went to NYC for work but still made a point to eat out a bunch. How could I not? How people live in NYC and not go out to restaurants every night is beyond me – there are SO MANY of them. And so many of them are fantastic. Here are my newest discoveries:
Freemans isn’t much of a secret anymore but it took me until this visit to finally check it out. It totally lived up to the hype and I had an amazing time, drinking all the drinks and eating all the food. Get the signature cocktail, try the mussels and pace yourself to stay as long as possible.
On my day off I took myself out to dinner in Williamsburg. I had some anxiety over where to go but found a review somewhere online about this little cocktail bar under the bridge and committed. The food menu is tiny but they have the best grilled cheese sandwich of all time, ever, so why would you want to order anything else? (besides maybe oysters to start). It’s a whiskey bar, predominantly, but the cocktail menu is top shelf. Try the Bitter Molly and sit at the bar.
Toronto has some killer taco joints, so while I was looking forward to NYC fish tacos, I didn’t think they would be that much better than what I’m used to. Wrong! Rosarito makes some damn fine seafood tacos. It’s a huge place, too, so getting a table isn’t a hassle. I’m partial to the picnic tables outside.
So I didn’t actually get a chance to eat here but I did make the trek up to Bushwick for a quick drink. The pizza, I’ve heard, is unreal although the bar is very basic (don’t let the Tiki Bar sign fool you, they don’t have them). There’s a garden, an in-house radio station and cool vibes all around. Bonus: afterwards, stroll over to A+ dive bar, Alaska (funny story, I rolled with my boss’s husband this night and he asked the bartender to chill our tequila shots. I winced, expecting to be swiftly ejected but the bartender let it slide. Thanks man!)
See you in September, Big Apps.