Friday, April 21, 2017

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

Last Wednesday (12th) we took off on a flight bright and early to NYC.  Our flights got switched on us, which fortunately reduced our stops from two to only one, and got us in hours earlier than initially planned.  We arrived in NY around 2:00, and headed to our hotel, Q & A Residential Hotel in the skyscraper at 70 Pine Street in lower Manhattan, just off of Wall Street.

Since it was a 10-night trip, a large hotel room was a must for us.  It's hard to find a spacious room in NYC, but we lucked out, and the Q & A Hotel could not have been more perfect.

Our room was massive, and had multiple closets, a full kitchen (microwave, fridge, oven, stove, dishwasher, all utensils, pots, pans, dishware, etc.), a king bed, seating area, desk area, martini bar cart, and bathroom with L'Occitane toiletries.

Not a bad find for a New York hotel room!  We had fun leaving different messages on the chalkboard each day:

There is a gourmet coffee shop in the building, a deli steps out the door, and a subway station across the street, which made it super convenient for getting around.  We bought a week-long subway pass right away.

Our first stop was at Bonchon, a Korean fried chicken joint that is highly addictive.  It's like KFC meets Korea.  Our friend Soo introduced us to this place last time we were in New York.

For dessert we hit up the Stone Street Tavern for red velvet cake.

The next day we headed to Brooklyn and spent some time in Williamsburg.  We had pho and a banh mi sandwich:

Some coffees:

Frozen yogurt:

And ramen:

We weren't overly fond of Williamsburg, which seems to be a popular area in Brooklyn.  It was too busy, and too hipster for us, although we headed back there a couple days later, which was a mistake (next post).

On Thursday evening we snacked on some fries and hung around Greenwich Village.

What have you been up to friends?  How was your Easter?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I wasn't a big fan of Williamburg either but I do love their Smorgasboard eating market (I hope that's not the experience that was a mistake that you are going to post about!!).

Your hotel room looks amazing! It's so spacious and beautiful. I didn't realize you were there for 10 nights - how fun! Can't wait to hear what all you saw and ate! I'm going to NYC in November to visit a friend that is having a baby in Sept. They recently moved out to Queens as they bought a house so we'll be staying out in that area, but it's right on the 7 so getting into the city will be easy.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

@ Lisa - Haha, well ... it was Smorgasburg. Not sure if it was because it was so early in the season, but it was so busy that it would have been about a 45 minute wait for almost anything.

Amber said...

Sounds like an amazing trip. That hotel room is incredible!! 10 nights is a long time, I bet you guys got to see and do A LOT. And of course eat a ton of good food. I've never been to NYC but I can't wait to go one day!