When I left off Josh and I were getting ready to head back to the hotel for a little r&r prior to dinner and the show.
We had to venture through Times Square to get the tickets, where we ended up seeing this creepy site through the window of a cafe.
On the way back, we also wandered into a little market that was right beside Grand Central Station.
It was at this point that we decided it would be a great idea to have a “black and white cookie off.” Say what?! Well, what you do is buy black and white cookies from as many different, local vendors as possible and have a official taste testing to see who makes the best. More on that in a minute.
After a nap for him and a shower for her we got ready to head to dinner.
On tap for the evening is our favorite NYC restaurant (I say that having tried approx. 10 places in the whole city) Candle 79.
We started with a little amuse bouche from the chef, which was a red pepper hummus of sorts. Very flavorful and smooth.
For an appetizer we went with the Smoked Hummus. The bread was so flaky and delicious we probably could have eaten double the serving provided.
For my entree I ordered the Kale Salad (haricots verts, lentils, red onion, turnips, fall squash, avocado, sunflower seeds, spelt berries, and a chive vinaigrette) with tofu on the side. I cleaned my plate and was left feeling full but not stuffed.
Josh went with a traditional trio of sides: wheat balls, potatoes, and broccoli. He said it was delicious!
After dinner we headed straight for the theater for our big night out to see Newsies!
I really love broadway so I am probably biased but I thought this show was just fabulous. The music was so upbeat, the dancers were great, and it had just the right amount of intrigue. I wish I could see it again!
After the show we decided to walk home. It was a lovely stroll through Bryant park and past the Empire State Building. Upon our arrival home the cookie showdown commenced!
My favorite was the second one in from Crumbs bakery of all places. Josh said the third row was the clear winner, but I just don’t agree. Obviously we went to bed with very very very full bellies and slept in pretty late before rallying for the drive back home.
We had such a great time! I still can’t believe we decided to go Thursday and were on our way the very next day.
I’m already nostalgic for the weekend we spent together. Time to get ready for work. I promise to tell you all about how I intend to train for my 2 half-marathons while keeping up with this new hectic schedule.
I hope you all have a great day!
Question: What is your favorite thing to do in NYC?