Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Weekend of Eating in NYC: Part 2

Continuing on with my food adventures in NYC...

I'd heard so many things about the burgers at Shake Shack and the long lines. So it was definitely on our list of restaurants to try. Since we had a very late dinner reservation, we decided to stop by Shake Shack to share a couple burgers as a pre-dinner snack. Luckily, we only had to wait in line for about 10 minutes. I must say, the burgers were pretty tasty. I really liked their buns. But I wouldn't be willing to wait in line for 1-2 hours for them!

Then we had dinner at the Momofuku: Ssam Bar. We ordered the Bo Ssam dinner (since we had a party of 6-10.) It consists of pork butt, a dozen oysters, kimchi, rice, & bibb lettuce. The pork butt was quite tasty. It just came right off the bone. But overall, I thought the Bo Ssam was just ok. I really wished we had tried the pork belly buns. :(

The next day, we had sullongtang at Gahm Mi Oak for brunch. Mmm... Hot soup, perfect for a chilly day.

Then the husband and I walked through Times Square to get to The New World Stages to watch Avenue Q, the musical. I was pleasantly surprised by the puppets. It was pretty entertaining and funny.

We went to Brooklyn to visit the husband's cousins. They took us to DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Overpass.) They have a lovely, new park there. Afterwards, we had Grimaldi's pizza to go. It's another NY restaurant where there are long lines. (What's with NY and long food lines?? You don't see that too much here in Chicago.) I really liked the thick slices of pepperoni. It would've been even better fresh!


  1. My mouth is seriously watering. You totally have me re-thinking my restaurant choices! And 6?! Between my 5 and your 6, I think we should be friends! haha Have you heard of Ippudo? I thought of it when you mentioned the wait on the Shake Shack. It's a noodle place and the line literally wraps around the block before it opens!! We took part in the hype, and it was so yummy!