Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Until Next Time ... NYC

Soo is a family friend, so much so, that she's family.  A Korean family member (sounds about right for us)!  She met Christopher's sister while they were both working in Korea, but Soo grew up in, and lives in NY.  While there, we had to meet up with her for dinner. 

She took us to Bonchon, a Korean fried chicken franchise (think KFC meets Korea).  The chicken was amazing, and the fries were some of the best we've ever had.

I was happy to have finally met Soo, and we had a really nice visit.  She insisted on paying for dinner (thanks Soo)!  After dinner she showed us a cool, tucked away hotel lounge, called Lantern's Keep.  We had a couple more hours of laughing and visiting.

Other eats in NY included soup from The Original Soup Man (you know, from Seinfeld). 

We also had another night at a comedy club, and more pizza.  We went to The Comedy Cellar twice on this trip, and both times we laughed non-stop.  I highly recommend it.

Our last full day in NY (Friday) was spent lounging around a bit.  We were out late Thursday evening, so we ordered in Thai lunch to our room on Friday.  Later in the afternoon we went to the MOMA, and saw some amazing original paintings including some by Picasso, Dali, Monet, and Van Gogh.  We did a bit of shopping, and went to an Irish pub as well.

For dinner we went to Kunjip, a fantastic, 24 hour Korean restaurant in Korea Town.  The service at this restaurant was probably the most efficient we've ever seen. 

We left very full, and very happy.  Also, Christopher was calling our server "mom" by the time we were leaving (this seems to happen a lot).  He now has a Thai mom, a Korean mom, and his own amazing mom and mother-in-law, haha!

On Saturday morning we had a late breakfast in a place across the street from our hotel, and then headed to the airport.

A yummy beet drink (no, that's not an oxymoron).
We were upgraded to first class on both of our flights home, and it was fantastic.

The flight attendant on our first flight made sure we had beverages (in addition to the bottled water that was waiting for us) before the rest of the passengers were even on board.  We were also given pillows, and blankets, etc. etc..

Our trip to New York was so wonderful, and our list of things to do on our next visit is already too long.  We even found a few hotels we want to stay in on future trips; we loved our hotel, but next time we might step it up a bit on the luxuriousness.  It's vacation after all, and we like to go all out!

Do you have any upcoming vacations or road trips?


Kelsey Ann said...

i think its cool trying so many different foods from different cuisines and some restaurants are so good at serving up the best to offer. And its great you got to meet up with Soo :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That is awesome that you got to see a family friend of Christopher's family on this trip! That Korean meal looks awesome - I love all of the little dishes they give you. And I love that Christopher was calling the server 'mom' by the end of the meal. He sounds like quite the charmer! ;) Lastly - that beet drink sounds awesome. I LOVE beets.

My next trip that I am taking is a quick weekend trip to the Boulder area to do some hiking with a friend! Besides that I want to take some other smaller trips this summer with Phil to national parks and other areas of Minnesota.

Anonymous said...

My mouth is watering at your pictures, especially that fried chicken. Yum!

Off to Calgary later this week for work. One night overnight, so it's a quick one :)

Sounds like your NY trip was fantastic! Glad you enjoyed it.