New York City Adventures with an Out of Towner!

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This past weekend, my friend Mykah came to visit for the week as it’s her spring break at Emerson. As I have to work during the week and she will be exploring NYC on her own, this Sunday we had a fun-filled tourist day together (with great food as always).

Saturday night, we had burgers and beers at Mark in the East village (awesome, awesome sliders!) and walked up to Shake Shack for dessert (always a good choice). I showed Mykah the wonders of Eataly where she oohed and ahhed and we tried to not buy everything in sight. We settled on some fruit for the next morning – I tried my first kiwi and my first blood orange courtesy of Ms. Mykah!
After a great home cooked breakfast Sunday morning, we headed out to walk the Brooklyn Bridge (which is my favorite place in the city). Then, we made our way from Brooklyn into lower Manhattan and walked to the 9/11 Memorial. It was such an interesting experience going to the memorial and something I’m glad we did.
After, we hopped on the subway up to midtown to walk the High Line (another favorite). After the Bridge and the High Line, we had walked about 5 miles in total! (which is actually not an incredible feat for NYC, but hey!).

Madison Square Park Shake Shack NYC 9/11 Memorial Brooklyn Bridge and One WTC We walked into the West Village for an early dinner (needed after so much walking!), finally deciding on Sushi Samba, a Peruvian/Brazilian/Japanese fusion restaurant! We ordered several small plates including:

Seafood Taquitos (Lobster and Yellowtail) at Sushi Samba
Seafood Taquitos (Lobster and Yellowtail)
Maine Lobster Taquito with frisée, palmito, jalapeño dressing, lime
Yellowtail Taquito with lemongrass, avocado, aji panca miso, fresh lime
Sweet Corn Kakiage  with shichimi, black truffle sauce, lime zest at Sushi Samba
Sweet Corn Kakiage with shichimi, black truffle sauce, lime zest
Sea Bass and Miso Skewers served with Peruvian corn at Sushi Samba
Sea Bass and Miso Skewers served with Peruvian corn
Kuromitsu Glazed Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps palmito, frisée, micro cilantro at Sushi Samba
Kuromitsu Glazed Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps palmito, frisée, micro cilantro

I honestly was a bit hesitant and skeptical at first but… everything was so good! I am now obsessed with peruvian corn and would eat that sweet corn kakiage all day everyday! Lots more experimenting with new foods (the theme of the weekend) – sea bass, yellow tail, peruvian corn among others!

Also, fun fact: They filmed a scene from Sex and the City in this restaurant.

For dessert, I showed Mykah the beauty of Big Gay Ice Cream! All in all, we had a great day walking around and seeing New York. While we did many things I’ve done before, they never get old and it was wonderful seeing New York through someone else’s eyes. I’ve fallen in love with this city and it was great to not only share what I’ve learned since moving with someone new, but also see someone starting to fall with it too right in front of me. 

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