After a morning/afternoon playing in central park, Markel and I made our way to Brooklyn where we immediately stopped for some “pick me up” coffee. The biggest lesson that NYC taught us was that we are NOT fit. We weren’t used to all the walking and standing, since in LA you just hop into a car. This was a really random coffee place off the L train and two typical things happened: we had to squeeze ourselves into a small table and we were greeted by a rude waitress. *sigh * I was too tired to have attitude but I was really put off by the waitress who was very unwilling to help us, serve us or even crack a freaking smile. But moving on…
Brooklyn was BEAUTIFUL. We were in the williamsburg area and walked around where Smorgasburg is usually held. The brownstone buildings and cobble stone streets were absolutely stunning. I love love love the architecture/layout in the area. It’s so different from Los Angeles!
gorgeous skyline views of the city and buildings. even the tagging on the street was artistic and added so much character to the neighborhood.
and now on to Peter Lugar’s!! =) YUMMAYYY
above the bread was just bread…nothing exciting
below, the bacon was TO DIE FOR. TO DIE FOR. So juicy, delicious and tender. *droooool * so freaking good. You probably couldn’t eat more than 1 per person b/c it’s so heavy but this was my favorite part of PL.
ceasar salad. SUCH a great choice since the rest of the meal was so heavy.
yelp talked about this tomato onion dish… it was WHATEVS. just raw onion and tomato. *shrug * I didn’t get why it was so popular.
how pretty is this huge steak? i love the way they precut the meat and lay it out on the plate. pretty.
M E A T
happy birthday to my bestie since high school. she is the most caring, genuine and thoughtful friend you could ever ask for. i can’t wait for the many many many years of friendship to come!
funny thing…9 years ago Jen and I went to New York together as singles and this last April we went with our men. It was a full circle kind of experience to go back to the same places together and eat delicious treats as group. I hope we can come back together with our babies to continue this little tradition!
below a DELIIIICIOUS brownie sunday with a cute chocolate cow on it.
gold coins the waiters tossed as they sang Jen happy birthday!
our dinner group (minus 2 friends who had to leave early)
on the subway back to the city. it was our last night in nyc so the ride back was a little bitter sweet.
NYC was such an amazing experience and we’re so lucky to have so many friends join us in this trip! It made the city that much more special to have all our besties with us. <3 I still have a ton more NYC posts, but I had to post this since it was after central park <3 More pictures and adventures to come this week!! xoxo