New York..ah, New York. One of my favorite cities in the world to visit. Over President’s Day weekend, I visited the “City that Never Sleeps” and got to spend some quality time with family and friends. In such a large city, of course there are endless choices from which you can fill your belly. Here are three places (well two and a place for snacks) worth mentioning.
Yushi Bento Bar
4 World Financial Center
This spot is perfect for lunch and that is the same thought many employees in there area had as well. All meal options are prepared ahead of time and displayed so that you can just grab and go. Now, I absolutely love sushi, but for some reason I felt like trying something new and decided to get Aunty Tao’s Pad Thai.
Overall, it was ok. The pad thai was a little monotonous in it’s flavor. I think if I ever go back I would choose a sushi box instead.
5 Napkin Burger
The name says it all - 5 Napkin Burger – a place where the burgers are so juicy, you need 5 napkins to eat them. I had the Original 5 Napkin Burger, which consists of 10oz. custom ground beef, caramelized onions, gruyere cheese, rosemary aioli, soft white roll. But instead of the soft white roll, I asked for a sesame roll instead.
It was delicious. Did I need 5 napkins? Not really, but I did order a well-done burger.
Another item off the menu I would recommend are the Milanese Chicken Tenders, served with Tuscan Fries. The chicken tenders are nice and crispy.
But whatever you do, don’t order a salad (I mean you came to a burger place right?) because basically you end up with a $10 mountain of iceberg lettuce with a few toppings. While the food was enjoyable, the only thing that was annoying was the volume of the music. Even sitting in a booth, I had trouble hearing the person sitting next to me.
AMC Loews Movie Theater
Lincoln Square 13, 1998 Broadway
So not really a restaurant, but a place where you buy snacks to accompany a movie you’ve gone to see. Normally, I like to bring my own snacks, because what they sell at movie theaters can be outrageously expensive ($4 water, anyone?). But, this time we were running late. Once we got seated, we went out to stand in the snack line. I had $10 in my pocket and after looking at the menu board for a while, the cheapest combo was the Kids Pack for $6.25. It included a mini bag of popcorn, a small drink and a small pack of fruit gummies.
It’s actually a perfect size for one person and the size of the popcorn made me eat it slower, because I didn’t want it to disappear before I got 15 minutes into Safe House.
What are some places you’ve enjoyed over the past week and weekend?