Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I <3 NYC

I'm back from NYC with my pockets lighter and my tummy quite a bit heavier.

With consulting, I've done a fair share of regular traveling. Fly out Monday, fly back Thursday or Friday for the weekend. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. And lucky for me, I've maybe been delayed three or four times in the three years I've been consulting. So of course luck has it that when I'm finally traveling for pleasure, we get delayed. Every single flight. Three flights in four days delayed.

But enough complaining, because really, the trip was wonderful and I really couldn't have asked for more. Despite the plane delay, we managed to still make it to Yankee Stadium in time to buy stadium tour tickets. We had created a pretty tight schedule between baseball games, meals all around town and Avenue Q - plus, we hadn't factored in our need to constantly trek back to the hotel to refresh in between events since I've managed to lose all immunity to hot, humid weather after living in California for several years, and gosh darn, it's hot and humid in NYC! I fully expected something to go awry, yet somehow, everything fell into place. I'll admit, when Game 2 went into extra innings, I was eyeing the clock nervously as my 7:30 reservation at Eleven Madison Park approached and was preparing my "food is more important than extra innings of baseball" argument in my head. Luckily, I didn't need it. Unluckily, the A's lost.

On the baseball side, we managed to score amazing tickets at the last minute to all the games AND I caught a ball! Most importantly, of course, we made it to all the restaurants on the plan and had enjoyable meals at each and every one.

Because several people have asked about my thoughts on the restaurants we visited and to avoid putting you to sleep with an extra long post, I'll spend the next week or so reliving the trip, posting each restaurant separately with pictures, food descriptions, etc.

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