Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New York, New York!


R and I got back late Monday night from New York. I'm not sure if the miles of walking balanced the not so healthy eating. But, we had a great time.

We had a decent range of the quick meal options New York has to offer... I have to say New Yorkers knows how to make a good sandwich.


The amount of protein is a bit much...but it's a vacation, right?

The next day we went to Katz's Deli, made famous by this scene in When Harry Met Sally:



The place looks exactly the same as it looks in the movie.


R had a reuben:

I had a corned beef sandwich.


They come with pickles. As you may recall, I'm very particular about my pickles. The full sours were excellent. The other (brighter green) ones were, what I would call "a cucumber pretending (but failing) to be a pickle".


The day after, we spent time in Central Park and picnicked with some New York Bagels.



We also got a black and white cookie. R couldn't resist after learning about the cookie from Seinfeld:




I also stopped into Magnolia Bakery, which isn't nearly as serene as you might think it would be. I resisted on buying a cupcake, but wanted to take a few pictures.





Aside from a few meals, those are the food highlights. Here are some shots of the city...
















We also managed to get tickets for Letterman. It was Monday's show with Bill Cosby. Before the show, we got some sandwiches at Hello Deli, which is featured on the Letterman show from time to time. The place is a dump and the guy working behind the counter kept wiping down his meat slicer with the same rag he used to clean around the sink. But, the sandwich was decent. Rupert seems like a nice enough guy -- always letting people taking a picture of him.


Overall, a great trip. But now it's back to wedding planning.

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29 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

Glad you were able to take a break from all the hub bub in planning the wedding Psychgrad. I was able to try some pastrami flown in from New York at Pike Market in Seattle. The sure do pile it on high in NYC:D

Melissa said...

Jealous of the food, and the trip. NYC is wonderful. Back to wedding planning...

the ungourmet said...

Loved your post! Magnificent photos! I love that Episode of Seinfeld! (Of course, I love every episode of Seinfeld.) I really enjoyed the shot of Lady Liberty and your Sky Scraper photos.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Looks like an amazing trip. I always get a thrill seeing all those Broadway show billboards in photos. And sweet mercy those are some serious sandwiches!!

Amelie said...

Lucky! What a fun trip! And the food looks delish - I'm obsessed with bagels and lox and I'm jealous you got to try the real deal in NYC!

Good luck to you and R with the homestretch of wedding prep! :)

Hopie said...

What gorgeous photos of NY! It looks peaceful (how did you do it??) ;-) Now you have me nostalgic for NY bagels and deli sandwiches -- things I definitely cannot get in Paris!

Julia said...

Looks like a great trip and a great break from the wedding planning!

Joan Nova said...

What fun! You captured NY perfectly and even got to meet Rupert! Looks like you had good weather. I hope it lasts as I'll be there in 2 weeks.

girlichef said...

That looks like a fun trip!! Those sammies are insane, but I love the way you tied in the food w/ pop culture...I do that, too. Gorgeous pictures of NY, too...felt like I was there. What a nice getaway :)

Princess of the Universe said...

Why resist buying a cupcake???
Those sandwiches look really hard core - I'm kind of intimidated.
xo

kat said...

Glad you had a good trip, I know you were worried about going away right now with the wedding planning

alexandra said...

oh wow. it looks as though you've hit up all of the important stops. that Reuben looks insanely delicious. holy cow. i want one. now.

Elra said...

I love NY, and haven't met anybody who doesn't so far. You capture the city very well through your camera. ANd that is pretty huge sandwich.

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Love the spirit of NY that you captured. A well deserved & sandwich laden break...YAY! I often wonder if it is difficult to bite into those huge sandwiches...I've never had the guts to order such a large one! Beautiful post!!

That Girl said...

Eating in New York is the height of the experience anyway. Black and White cookies are my faves! (Thatdad's too) and NY bagels are really the only "bagels" I'll recognize.

dessertobsessed said...

what a great trip! everything looks delicious! i love eating in nyc!

Grace said...

i love that you referenced when harry met sally AND seinfeld in the same post. i love that you took rupert's picture. i love the pictures you took. i'm full of love for you today. :)

Mrs. L said...

How on earth were you able to pass on the cupcakes? You are a much stronger person than I....Love the photos you took on your trip.

elly said...

Sounds like a great trip! It's been about 6 or 7 years (yikes!) since I went to NYC so I really need to plan a trip back...especially when I am not an (as broke) college student.

Adam said...

Ah, that brings back quite a few memories from last year... thanks for that :) I'm glad you guys are having such a great time. What a totally gas-trastic adventure! I mean those are sandwiches... and that Seinfeld is priceless :)

Tell R good call on the reuben

Karen said...

Great pictures, great clips... and I'd love to have a sandwich made by Rupert... but wiping the knife with the same one he uses to clean the sink???? LOL

comebacknikki said...

Looks like an awesome trip! I can't believe you were able to resist buying cupcakes! :)

Lori Lynn said...

Oh how fun. Great photos, and thanks for embedding those clips, great entertainment.
I'll take that Reuben! Yum!
That thing about the rag is gross!

Glad you had a good time, looking forward to hearing more about the wedding planning!
LL

Deborah said...

I heart NY!! But I'm one of the few who wasn't impressed with Magnolia, so I don't think you missed anything!

Lori said...

Wow those sandwiches look amazing. An talk about protein. Geez! LOVE When Harry Met Sally- I didnt know the place was still around. very cool. THese are such beautiful pictures. Thanks, it was nice taking a little mental vacation. SO funny- you went to NY and I went to Canada- Toronto.

Cynthia said...

I hope you enjoyed the show.

Talita said...

WOW! Haha! What a GREAT sandwiches! Who can eat something like that?? That's huge! Great pics!

Kevin said...

So much great food! Look at how thick those sandwiches are!!

will said...

Nice trip, and a good choice not to eat the Magnolia cup cakes since there is so much good food in that city to spend time eating cup cakes with that vegetable-shortening-icing. Demand better. Demand butter.

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