24 hours in NYC

New York City, the true melting pot of America. The city that never sleeps and always has something amazing to eat. After going to a wedding in New Jersey we decided to spend the night in the City and enjoy what we usually fill our trips with, food! So here it is 24 hours in New York City. I hope you enjoy and like us always stay hungry!

Dinner at Butter

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70 W 45th st, New York, New York 10036

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Iron Chef, Chopped Judge, and Food Network personality Alex Guarnaschelli’s flagship restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. Their style of food is New American cuisine, utilizing green-market products to produce seasonal  dishes. Everything

Milk Bar

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382 metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

15 w 56th St, New York, New York 10019 (quick service location)

561 columbus ave, at 87th St, New York, New York 10024

251 e 13th St, NY 10003 (corner of 13th street / 2nd avenue)

360 smith street, Brooklyn, New York 11231

220 8th ave, New York, New York 10011 (corner of 21st St)

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Part  of Chef David Chang’s growing Momofuku empire, Milk Bar is a joint venture with acclaimed Pastry Chef Christina Tosi. Chef Tosi is a two time James Beard Award winner,   NewYork’s  40 under 40 honoree, and author of two acclaimed cookbooks. “She is the creator of the highly addictive cereal milk™ ice cream, compost cookies® and crack pie®, all of which have gained world-wide recognition since she opened milk bar’s doors in 2008. Milk Bar focuses on putting a playful approachable spin on familiar home-style desserts and savory snacks using quality ingredients and locally sourced dairy.”  Milk Bar has 7 locations in New York, Toronto, and Washing D.C. Soon they will have a location in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas along with their parent company flagship Momofuku restaurant.

Eataly NYC

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200 5th Ave, New York, New York 10010

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“The New York Times has described it as a ‘megastore’ that combines elements of a bustling European open market, a Whole-Foods-style supermarket, a high-end food court and a New Age learning center.” Eataly is a partnership of Eataly in Italy and Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group. Mario Batali and  Joe Bastianich decided to bring Italian market culture to the heart of NYC when partnering with Oscar Farinetti. I am excited to say that Eataly will also will also be adding a location in Las Vegas at the newly renovated Monte Carlo.

When in New York City and staying so close to Broadway you have to go to a show. We went to TKTS discount booth in Time Square to see what shows were available at a discount. Our first choice was Le Misérables, but my girlfriend and i had both seen it before. Then we came across a billboard for a new show created by the director of Aladdin and the co-director of the Book of Mormon. Having throughly enjoyed the Book of Mormon we decided to give it a try. That show was Something Rotten
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Something Rotten is a musical about two brothers that are theater writers trying to write the next big hit while living in the shadow of William Shakespeare. I highly recommend anyone who goes to Broadway to add this to your list of shows to see, it was hilarious.

Speaking of the things that have to be done while in New York, here a few necessities while you are in the city:

*For those that do not know what a bialy is it is like a bagel. Instead of being boiled then baked like a bagel, it is just simply baked. Instead of having a hole in the middle it has a depression, which is filled with onions and sometimes garlic and other ingredients.

We finished off our trip without knowing ahead of time, we joined thousands of people watching the Pride Parade.

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It was a pretty cool experience to see all of the love a support that people showed that day. I would also like the thank the New City Police Officers for doing a great job of keeping everyone safe in light of whats been going on all across the nation at pride events.

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We sadly didn’t get to go to two of the places that i really wanted to explore, one because of time and one because i forgot to look at if they were open on Sundays. I would have expected NYC stores to be like those in Vegas, most all open 7 days a week. Another tip: utilize googles listing of the stores hours when looking it up.

The store that i forgot to look up the hours for, and the one i am saddest of missing the opportunity to enjoy was Kitchen Arts and Letters

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1435 Lexington Ave, New York, New York

A place that i would consider the wholly grail of cookbooks, Kitchen arts and letters was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s Layover: New York. The little shop up in uptown New York City has more than 12,000 titles in house specializing in everything in food and drink. Something that they are well known for is having the one of the largest collections of current, past, and out-of-print culinary books. When the shop first opened in 1983 some of their early patrons included Julia Child, James Beard, and Laurie Colwin. Today they are sawt out by Michelin star chefs and home cooks alike. I still wish i could have had the opportunity to walk their aisles and get lost in a culinary heaven, but that will have to be for our next trip to New York. I will also need to allocate a lot more time to this adventure as well.

And second because of time was Dominique Ansel Bakery

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189 Spring st, New York, New York 10012

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Dominique Ansel was the former Executive pastry Chef for Daniel Boulud’s flagship French restaurant for 6 years. Since then he opened his own bakery in 2011, and his global presence has boomed since then. He is a James Beard Award winning Pastry Chef, one of Crain’s 40 under 40, 2014 Business insiders “Most Innovative under 40, top 10 pastry chefs in the United States, just to name a few. His innovative pastry and desserts have taken the world by storm, his most well known is the Cronut.

To Be Continued………..When we have more time in New York City!