Tuesday, March 9, 2010
First Day in NYC
The last time I was in NYC was in 2002. One of the things that struck me on that visit, was how even the nicest restaurants have these HUGE posters showing what to do if someone chokes while eating! Our first meal of the day on Monday morning was breakfast at a restaurant called ' The Red Flame'. A typical NY coffee shop. We had a regular breakfast, nothing special, and we headed out to shop. A couple of hours later, after much walking...we needed a snack. We had a muffin and coffee at a little bakery called Bouchon. Our muffins were lemon/poppy seed, and were really more like cake. Combined with a really good cup of coffee...we were energized, and ready to go. After a nice walk through Central Park, we headed down Madison Avenue towards Barney's Dept. store. It was time for a late lunch. The restaurant at Barney's is called' Fred's', kind of funny if you are a fan of the Flintstones! Weird, considering the P-Man says I laugh like Betty Rubble! HA! We split some calamari and a thin crust pizza topped with caramelized onions, fresh mozzarella, zucchini, tomatoes, and yellow peppers. Disappointingly, the pizza had a soggy crust, and the calamari was a bit rubbery. The muffin was definitely the high point of today's food intake. Sort of sad...but true.