Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Manhattan babies don't sleep tight until the dawn.

Last Tuesday we went to Mok-Bar for lunch, which is a Korean-inspired ramen restaurant in Chelsea Market

We ordered the kimchi ramen and the bee bim bop, and shared both.

We decided to make it a whole Korean day, and hit up K-Town.  You can find numerous restaurants in NYC that are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  We went to Kunjip, and ate all sorts of deliciousness.

After dinner we carried on to the private Karaoke rooms next door (you can find many private Karaoke places in K-Town).  We got a room for two, and sang our hearts out. 

I stepped out of the room for all of 45 seconds, and somehow ended up making friends with a group of people who were just coming in.  They insisted I go grab Christopher, and that we join them in their Karaoke room.  We hung out with our new Wall Street buddies for the rest of the evening, and had a blast.  We got back to our hotel room very late, and slept away Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday evening we went up to Harlem, and had soul food at Melba's.  We loved the atmosphere in this place, and everything on the menu sounded good.  Their chicken and waffle dish beat Bobby Flay in one of his Showdowns, so Christopher ordered that, and I had the meatloaf with mac and cheese and collared greens.

The food was fantastic, and the service was excellent.  The rap music pumping through the speakers provided a nice juxtaposition to the candle-lit meal in this business-classy looking space. 

After dinner we were off to The Apollo theater for the amateur jazz night

At Christmas I surprised Christopher with front row seats for this show.  The Apollo is such an iconic venue, with so much musical history.

We were feeling munchy after the show, so we hopped on the train and headed back to K-Town to grab fried chicken from Bonchon, and a slice of rainbow cake from Cafe Bene.  We got our goodies to go, and ate them in our room.

It was another late night, but we just couldn't seem to make it back to our room early, even when we tried.  NYC really is the city that doesn't sleep.  There is just too much to do, and see, and eat ...

And it seems as though nothing ever closes.

Do you have a trip coming up?  Where to?  
Do you do any restaurant research before traveling?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Love that you guys made friends at a K-town karaoke bar! I'm not surprised since you guys are such friendly and outgoing people!!

I love reading everything you did and saw! What an amazing trip you had!!

Our next trip is out honeymoon to Hawaii! I'm so excited for our getaway. We have done some research about what all we will do and see and have been asking around for restaurant suggestions. Maui is such a tourist destination so we want to find some off-the-beaten-path places to check out!