Great July 4th Festival (Battery Park) - worth going? pls read our itinerary for July 4th Weekend
I'll have the pleasure of visiting NYC starting tomorrow and throughout the weekend. As I understand, most NYers will be out of the city, but as a tourist, I was hoping to get a quick suggestion about the Festival at Battery Park. Basically, is it worth going? They mentioned over 600 food vendors, etc., but is anything there worth eating? I read about People's Pops and understand they will be selling their treats there. I'm not sure if I should save stomach room to nosh there, or if I should venture to nearby areas to grab some grub.
We already have reservations for Le Bernadin for lunch on Thursday, Perry St for dinner (Recession Menu) Friday and Nougatine for brunch (SO loved it there last time) on Sunday. We will most likely hit Picholine for their wine and cheese bar (L'Economie menu) - Any thoughts on this menu? Or is it a skip? Thought we would take advantage of some of the great recession menus out there this trip.
Last time we were in NYC (last July) we dined at Degustation (my favourite restaurant in NYC so far), JG for lunch (pretty good), Perilla (Just OK for me), WD-50 (not a huge fan), Shake Shack (loved it), and a bunch of dessert/bakery places including Levain Bakery and a bunch of other places I've since forgotten. As you can see, our tastes range from high-end, to pretty budget places. We basically want to eat anything good.
It's short notice, but hoping you could give us some pointers. I have a huge list of places I'd like to try and don't want to waste stomach room otherwise.
Places on our List (can't hit them all, but we'll try):
Sarabeth's, Poseidon Bakery, Shake Shack, Zabar's, Wafels & Dinges, Naruto Ramen, Two Little Red Hens, Tehuit Zingo, Bouchon Bakery, Halal Cart, Crumbs, Patsy's Pizza, Torishin (we really want Yakitori), Dessert Truck, Kati Roll Co, Kyotofu, 3 of Tarts, Amy's Bread (for sweets), Big Booty Bread Co, Chelsea Market (Fat Witch, Amy's), Blue Ribbon Bakery, Momofuku Milk Bar, Crif's Dogs, Artichoke Basille's, Chikalicious, Ippudo's Ramen, Eileen's Cheesecake, Pinsi Bakery, Sugar Sweet Sunshine, Clinton St Bakery, Donut Plant, Abruco and Butter Lane.
We'll be hopping around and grabbing little bites at each place.
Thanks for your help everyone.
Cheers and Happy Eating!