Rachel's college roommate Katie lives in NYC and had agreed to host us for the weekend- it was so nice to see her! I think it had been about two years since I had seen her- it's crazy how fast time goes by!
On Saturday we mostly walked around, just taking in the sights of the city. Our dinner that night was AMAZING. We went to a Japanese restaurant which immediately made me a little nervous. I am not entirely adventurous when it comes to trying new food, but it was awesome.
We went to Gyu-Kaku which is a cook-it-yourself restaurant. You order the meats and veggies that you want and you are able to cook it yourself at the table. There is a grill in the middle of the table. We ordered two different steaks, ribs, and chicken. For our veggie we chose garlic spinach, and we also ordered a side of rice (that was cooked for us) that had garlic in it as well. I also ordered a drink with dinner, called a tsunami- it was vodka and blue curaco based and delicious to the last drop!
So the dinner was great- could dessert possibly be better? Well my friends, the answer is YES it could! I had s'mores. Yes, you read that right. I had s'mores. Since we had a grill right on our table- I toasted the marshmallows right there at the table and they were amazing!
After dinner we headed to a nearby Irish pub and had a couple drinks and chatted a ton until about 11:30 when we suddenly became old ladies and headed off to Katie's apartment to crash!
The first thing we did on Sunday morning was get cupcakes. There is a little shop called Baked by Melissa and they sell mini cupcakes and oh my are they delicious!!
We each got two- I had a chocolate chip pancake cupcake and a cookie dough cupcake. Both were amazing and I could have eaten 10 more. However, we needed to save room for brunch. Katie decided to take us to her favorite restaurant for brunch.
Gina's is a small restaurant and made me a little nervous at first, I ordered a tea but as someone who generally eats the same things for breakfast every day I didn't see anything on the menu I wanted to order to eat. I ended up ordering eggs florentine only because they had homefries. I figured that worst case scenario I could just eat the homefries and survive off of those...but I really liked the eggs florentine!
It was really pretty looking too! I only managed to eat one because they were quite filling.
After brunch we walked around quite a bit- we sat on the steps at the MET and strolled through Central Park.
Thank you again Katie for having us for the weekend- it was an amazing time!
What did you guys do this weekend?