This weekend we met up with our Lexington friends in New York. I haven’t seen Mariah and Logan since right before we moved to New Haven in June 2016. It was a stellar weekend filled with delicious food and (too many) drinks.
I always take the 9:17 am express train from New Haven to New York when I am visiting on a Saturday. It only shaves off about 10-15 minutes, but it is totally worth it. Luckily the train was pretty empty so we got to spread out a bit (Walter spread out a lot).
We met Mariah and Logan at their friend Hunter’s apartment in Brooklyn. For lunch we went to one of our favorite restaurants called Champs which is a vegan diner. Y’all I can’t even with all the amazing options. It is extremely difficult to choose what you want because everything looks outrageously good. No one here is a vegan, but every single person enjoyed their meal. Vegan food is great because every single person can find something to eat. I ordered the All Vegan Slam that came with sausage, bacon, tofu scramble, toast and a pancake. I chose a s’mores pancake.
After Champs we went to Otto’s Shrunken Head, a tiki bar in the East Village. I have been obsessed with tiki bars since I went to Lost Lake in Chicago. What is not to love about colorful and fruity cocktails in fun glasses…in this case, a bowl. We all shared this bad boy and it did not last long…not because we had a competition to see who could consistently drink for the longest time.
We went to see Flight, a theatrical experience located in the same building as Sleep No More. I don’t want to discuss it too much because not knowing what to expect is what makes this experience unique. After seeing Flight I definitely want to get tickets to Sleep No More because it as come highly recommended. The most ridiculous part of the evening was paying $17 for a cocktail at the theater bar…when in NYC I guess.
We bar hopped the rest of the night and not too many pictures were taken, but memories were definitely made. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. Walter and I are beyond fortunate to live so close to New York City. It is honestly one of the biggest “pinch yourself” moments of my life. I love being able to take a quick train ride in and get to see friends I haven’t seen in over a year (and meet new friends).