I'm headed down to New York City tomorrow! This biannual trip is loads of fun for me - and very productive. I write on the way down, write on the way back, write in my hotel room, and in between I work with really awesome people and eat really awesome food! And I get paid for this ... yes, I do know how lucky I am. :-)
Here's some of our gang's favorite New York places:
The Hotel Pennsylvania
We work here, sleep here, and hang out in the lobby watching hundreds of people come in and out, listening to them speak a dozen different languages, and generally being amazed at all of it.
Conveniently located three blocks from the hotel, this is an awesome restaurant and a Bradley Communications tradition for dinner at least one night. They have the absolute best crab cakes I've ever had. And the cheesecake! Mmmmm...
Rickshaw Dumpling Bar
Just amazing. Who would have thought a place that serves nothing but "dumplings" could have such a variety - and that they would all be sooooo good? My fave is the fried chicken and thai basil dumpling with peanut dipping sauce.
Okay, that's my second favorite menu item. My first love at Rickshaw is these:
Chocolate dumplings! Best. Dessert. EVER!
The Empire State Building
Even the inside of the place is beautiful (that's part of the floor up there). And once I got to the top last time out, all I could think was:
Holy crap, New York is really big!
Have a great week, everybody. I'll see you next week, when I'll be a good ten Rickshaw chocolate dumplings heavier. :-)