New York City Adventures

My travel buddy Jen and I headed down to NYC via Megabus on Friday. After arriving at my cousins apartment, we wanted to find lunch fast! We decided that Candle Cafe would be a good choice. I ordered the Mediterranean Wrap. (hummus, tofu feta, roasted red peppers, chopped romaine and sprouts wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. served with a side of kalamata olive aioli and mesclun salad drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette). I was a little irked by the thought of tofu feta- but everything tasted great!

After our lunch we did a little window shopping and ended up walking around central park. It was a gorgeous day! After meandering around the park for a while, we headed to the Mandarin Oriental in the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle for outrageously expensive cocktails. I ordered the Pink Ginger Cosmo: Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Vodka, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Cranberry and Lime Juices. Holy delicious (and STRONG!) By this time Jen and I were looking to put up our feet and relax a bit, so we headed back to battery park where we were staying with my cousin. 

After chatting for a while, we wanted to get some dinner! Jen and I didn’t really want to go far, so we decided to go to Inatteso Pizzabar down the street. I had been there before with Chris a while ago, and remembered everything was awesome!

I ordered a small Toscana pizza which had fresh mozzarella, ricotta, prosciutto, cracked egg and black pepper. I enjoyed it with a class of very very smooth red wine. After dinner we went back to the apartment and feel asleep!

Jen and I really enjoyed the relaxed “no plans” attitude that we had for this trip. It was so refreshing to just go where we wanted and enjoy was around us.