Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Back in the New York Groove

Last Thursday evening was the start of our holidays.  We left work and went out for dinner to The Free House

Following dinner, we went to see Hawksley Workman's The God that Comes, which was absolutely incredible. 

We went home and slept for 3.5 hours, before we had to get up to get to the airport.  We were upgraded to plus seats for our flight from Regina to Toronto (thanks Des!!), and then when we got to Toronto, we found out that our flight to New York was delayed by a few hours.  I asked if they could get us on an earlier flight, and we totally lucked out!  We were put on a West Jet flight, again with a free upgrade to plus seating, and ended up arriving in NY an hour before we were originally scheduled to arrive, at a closer airport to our hotel.  Bonus!  Also, we love West Jet.

We checked into our hotel, The Moderne, which is near the MOMA, and is decorated in a modern style.

There was a fresh cupcake waiting for us in the room - nice!

The location of the hotel is great; it's tiny (about 34 rooms), with a second floor guest lounge that has free coffee, tea, baking etc., the shower pressure is great, the wi-fi is free, and the king sized bed is comfortable - not bad for a NY room.

Once settled in, we headed out on the town, and grabbed a $1.00 slice of pizza to share from Two Bros. Pizza.

We then did a lot of wandering, and ended up at Crif Dogs for dinner.

We had a couple of hotdogs, while we waited to get into the very popular PDT (please don't tell), which is hidden in Crif Dogs.  To get in, you have to go into a phone booth and dial a number.  The back of the phone booth will open, and there will likely be a wait for a table, especially on a Friday night.

It's a hidden speakeasy with no windows or really any light.

We were still a little hungry after our hotdogs, but by the time we got our spot in PDT, we were really hungry.  We shared another hotdog and some tater tots.

The cocktails in this place are really celebrated - check out the book about them!

After dinner we went to see the Off-Broadway show, Bayside The Musical, which is a hilarious parody of Saved by the Bell

We had a pretty great start to our first half-day in New York.

It's been about a week since we caught up - how was your Easter?  What did you do?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I've been anxiously awaiting your NY posts! You find the coolest things to do while you are there! Looks like your trip started off with some great eats!

My Easter weekend was great. I spent Friday with Phil and then Sat/Sun with my family and had a great time.