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My planned Holiday weekend in NYC

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sixteenbiticon Dec 15, 2011 08:02 AM

Here's what my wife and I have planned for the next two days visiting NYC.

Our bus arrives early Friday morning. Our first stop is City Bakery for hot chocolate, pretzel croissants, and cookies.

After some shopping we have a noon reservation for a prix fixe lunch at Del Posto. I'm pretty excited about it, but nothing on their current menu is really jumping off the page at me.

After lunch we're going to check in to our hotel and do some touristy stuff for once. We're going to check out the 5th Ave window displays and the tree at Rockefeller.

I expect it to be around 4-5pm when we finish shopping so we're going to head over to the West Village for a few drinks at Blind Tiger. We have a 7:30 dinner reservation at 84 on Seventh. If we're still hungry I wouldn't mind hitting L'arte del Gelato right across the street.

Saturday morning we're going to Shopsin's for breakfast. After that I don't really have too much planned. We might check out the Guggenheim or do some more shopping.

Lunch will be pizza at Motorino. I'm anxious to try their egg pizza, hopefully they'll top it with Brussels sprouts for me.

We have an early dinner reservation at Public because we have tickets to go see the 8pm showing of Stomp. I play the drums and I've wanted to see Stomp for years, so I'm pretty excited about that. After the show we head straight to our bus back down to Baltimore.

We might try to squeeze a few other snacks in along the way. I want to check out Dominique Ansel Bakery and my wife loves Coffee Roasting Plant, but we'll probably have to sacrifice one of our meals to fit any more in...

Thanks for reading, have a great weekend.

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    kathryn Dec 15, 2011 08:26 AM

    > Our bus arrives early Friday morning. Our first stop is City Bakery for hot chocolate, pretzel croissants, and cookies.

    You might be interested in stopping into Union Square's Holiday Market, which isn't too far from City Bakery. There's clothing, jewelry, art, etc. vendors as well as food vendors like Sigmund Pretzel, Momofuku Milk Bar, Robicelli's cupcakes, Wafels and Dinges, Stuffed Artisan Cannolis, and more.

    Personally I don't think the chocolate chip cookies at City Bakery are good but I really like the peanut butter cookies, the scones, and the baker's muffin, in addition to the pretzel croissants.

    > After lunch we're going to check in to our hotel and do some touristy stuff for once. We're going to check out the 5th Ave window displays and the tree at Rockefeller.

    If you like hot chocolate, try also the hot chocolate at La Maison du Chocolat. Or Bouchon Bakery, Jacques Torres, 'wichcraft, or Magnolia Bakery (icebox pie/banana pudding, skip the cupcakes). Momofuku Milk Bar isn't too far away either.

    > We have a 7:30 dinner reservation at 84 on Seventh. If we're still hungry I wouldn't mind hitting L'arte del Gelato right across the street.

    There's also Grom down the street if you wander down Bleecker a bit, towards 6th Avenue, who also have great hot chocolate with housemade whipped cream.

    > Lunch will be pizza at Motorino. I'm anxious to try their egg pizza, hopefully they'll top it with Brussels sprouts for me.

    The portions at Shopsin's can be rather generous. Also by the time you sit, order, and eat, I doubt you'll be hungry enough for lunch, especially if you are eating dinner early. Unless you show up at Shopsin's right at 9am (BUT their hours are kind of loose, who knows if they'll be ready to serve right then).

    When we were at Motorino for dinner a few days ago, they definitely had an "additional toppings" section.

    I liked but did not love the egg pizza when I tried it; I'd recommend one of the other ones instead.

    > We might try to squeeze a few other snacks in along the way. I want to check out Dominique Ansel Bakery and my wife loves Coffee Roasting Plant, but we'll probably have to sacrifice one of our meals to fit any more in...

    BTW, if you like proper croissants, definitely stop by Mille-Feuille Bakery in Greenwich Village.

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    Shopsin's General Store
    120 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

    City Bakery
    3 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

    La Maison du Chocolat
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020

    Grom
    233 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

    Magnolia Bakery
    1240 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Motorino
    349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

    Union Square Holiday Market
    E 14th St Union Square W, New York, NY 10003

    Jacques Torres
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

    Bouchon Bakery
    1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

    Mille-feuille
    552 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

    Dominique Ansel Bakery
    189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

    1. MVNYC Dec 15, 2011 08:19 AM

      Try to finish shopping on the early side to get a seat at
      Blind tiger, they can get busy on a Friday. The holiday weekend could make things get better or worse though.

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      Blind Tiger
      281 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

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