Monday, November 16, 2009

Follow the Food

Often times you feel like you have attention deficit disorder when you walk down a street in New York City. Restaurants and bars and bodegas and food carts and food trucks and cafes. It's dizzying and exciting.

Simple and intelligent window display - an image that reminds you of your grandma and comfort food plus a sign that says Free Mac & Cheese Tuesday. Brilliant.

An awning with the words "Burgers and Cupcakes" just makes us smile.

Not big fans of lumping together Korean and Japanese food. Note the sign "EXOTIC sake bar" - we take it this is to lure in customers who really don't know the difference between Korean and Japanese food. Peculiar pub sounds more interesting.

Esposito Pork Shop (located on the same street as Manganaro's Hero Boy and Manganaro's Grosseria and Ristorante). If you don't like animal knuckles, nose, ears, tails, and butt bits, you would hate Esposito Pork Shop's window display.

Even the strongest people have a hard time resisting "FRENCH FRIES" on a big red banner. The come-hither smell of french fries being fried in artery clogging oil will always test your will power.

We walked past this neon sign in the East Village several dozen times, especially since our temporary sublet was right around the corner. But we were always one our way to somewhere else and just never made it in Paul's Da Burger Joint (is the owner from Hawaii?). So we have no way of agreeing with or disputing their "the best hamburger" claim. We're cool with not having tried their burger since we fell in love with the J.G. Melon, Shake Shack, and The Burger Joint burgers.

Although we were never out until 5 or 6 am like many young and old kids in the city, it was just nice to have so many options for 24-hour food places.

Marie's Crisis Cafe is on our still growing list of places we want to go go to when we visit or MOVE back to New York. It's been an underground West Village piano bar for musical theater performers, gay men, and people that just like to have fun. The underground space itself has been around since the 1850s.