Emmy Squared

Did you know there was such a thing as Detroit-style pizza? Nor did I, and I’m from Detroit. Apparently, the folks at Emmy Squared in Brooklyn knew because they have a spot that features this glorious pie not far from the Williamsburg Bridge. To me, this is a pizza like no other. It’s a rectangular…

Tre

We began our first afternoon in New York with lunch at Sweet Chick and dessert at Levain Bakery, so we were still full around dinner time and didn’t become hungry again until around 9 pm. Our original goal was to head to Brooklyn for dinner, but we were feeling lazy from our walk (we basically…

Friday Things

This week’s pic is from Orchard Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  The street was closed and the stores were beginning to set up for the weekly Sunday Market. We had so much fun staying in the Lower East Side and eating.  Eating took up at least 80% of our activities.  I made…

The Doughnut Project

My friend and I began our second day in NYC at The Doughnut Project in the West Village. My goal was to sample their breakout doughnut and then a plain glazed (I have a thing about trying the most basic item on the menu when it comes to doughnuts and cupcakes). It seems that The…

Sweet Chick

My friend and I stayed right in the middle of the lower east side while in NYC. The neighborhood has changed tremendously (there’s a Whole Foods now?) since we lived there, but one thing hasn’t changed is finding good places to eat. We were so lucky to stumble upon Sweet Chick! We checked into our…

Levain Bakery

I spent just over 48hrs in New York and I knew that Levain Bakery had to be one of my stops. I’ve heard so much about their cookies (and the lines) and I needed to see if they lived up to the hype. Levain Bakery is located on the upper west side tucked away in…

Friday Things

Today’s pic is of the NYC skyline from Brooklyn.  I snapped this on my trip there last summer.  I love this photo because I was driving in slow traffic, held my phone up to the window and hoped for the best.  I even caught a bird in mid-flight. This is a great segue because I’m…

Rasika

My and I boyfriend decided to have a fancy dress night where we went to a secular Bach concert performed by the Washington Bach Consort (this lady loves the harpsichord!) followed by dinner at Rasika. Rasika has been on my list for a while now, and after dining here I can’t believe I waited this…

Petworth Citizen and Reading Room

Finally made it to the Petworth Citizen and Reading Room! This place has been on my list for a while. It’s basically two separate bars in one space. The main room is an old-timey like bar with a pretty decent (I’ll get to that soon), with the reading room next door. Petworth Citizen opens at…

Friday Things

Today’s pic is from the Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum.   Although entrance to the museum is free (thanks Smithsonian!), you still needed to reserve timed passes.  Passes were only available online and sold out within 3 minutes of their release.  It took me two weeks, but we finally made it.  In addition to…

Melt Gourmet Cheeseburgers

I LOVE a good burger. Doesn’t matter if it’s from a food truck, diner, or 5-star restaurant. It just has to be good. Also, I’m willing to travel for food. Luckily my boyfriend supports my love of burgers because he drove me to Melt Gourmet Cheeseburgers in Leesburg which was a 50-minute scenic drive away…

Friday Things

I can’t believe it’s going to be in the 70s today as we approach the end of February.  I’ve gotten used to the fact that it doesn’t get as cold here for as long as it does in the midwest, but 70?  It feels good, but a little scary at the same time.  I know…