I love almost everything about NYC. I go any chance I can get....which isn't often enough but twice within one year is good with me. This NYC trip was a short one, thanks in part to flight delays and airplane break downs....but that's a whole other Southwest Air story. Flying over the Rockies during winter time was pretty cool, I must say.
I basically had one full day to spend in NYC before flying back to CA. I tried to pack in as much as I possibly could.
Mario Batali's Eataly is one stop I'm glad I had the chance to visit. Sharon, at The Daily Meal suggested I check out this Italian mecca.....a must see if you love all things food.
Upon first setting foot inside, I thought what in the world is this place?!! The crowds were massive, the volume-loud, counters everywhere with just about anything Italian and lots of Italian being spoken.
Eataly is a massive space with countless food counters, delis, restaurants, grocery outlets, fresh produce, a butcher counter, fish counter, you can buy freshly made pasta, they have olive oils galore and cheese counter that would put a smile on any dairyman's face.
I was in total heaven here.
I had just eaten lunch when I visited Eataly but wished I was still hungry. It was just after 2 p.m. and the place was completely packed.
I found out later that they even have a rooftop restaurant and brewery! Next time for SURE.
I was really tempted to buy, buy, buy but didn't because I didn't think I could safely cart the goods home on the plane.
As I made my way to the back, through volumes of people, I found this delectable counter....still too full to eat anything, a photo is all I could do.
I will be back.
To end my day, after a tiny bit of shopping for the kids, I headed back to my hotel....The Sanctuary Hotel. I was headed back to the bar area to have a drink before meeting friends for dinner when the sweet hostess stopped me and asked if I wanted to go up to the rooftop bar, Haven for Happy Hour.
I could've stayed here the rest of the evening. Cheers!
Until next time, NYC.