Before, after and in-between the show
Coffee. Walking. Dinner. and more walking.
While waiting for boxes to arrive the first day we walked the High Line - a converted elevated railway that runs through the city. It is such a beautifully landscaped park/walking path. We stopped for a beer at the Biergarten a german beer haus under the High Line in the Meat Packing District that is part of the Standard (we need to stay there next time). Then walked the high line back to Chelsea for dinner at Cookshop - BEST blueberry margarita, oysters and watermelon/canteloupe trout SUCH a great first dinner.
After setup day we were starving... Lupa - Mario Batali's italian restaurant in Greenwich Village. Carbonara and Aglio Olio….AND wine, salumi plate, salad and cheese plate for dessert… seriously we floated out of there…and walked back to crazy times square.
Another highlight of the week was the little coffee shop we went to every morning for cold brew coffee - well mike had a quad americano every morning (crazy man).
Other favorites were Empellon, a really great Mexican Taqueria in West Village, West Gotham Market, Balthazar with April and Steve and his friend Brad, the essential NY Pizza at Don Antonios in Hells Kitchen which thankfully was near our hotel.