after many years living in nyc, i finally made it back to what is probably my favorite brunch spot in the city. clinton street baking company’s infamous pancakes are just as good as everyone says, but the line always deterred me. luckily, they opened a new location right next to the original restaurant, so when we arrived at 9am on sunday morning, we were seated right away.
i spent a wonderful four days in new orleans over mlk weekend. i didn’t take many pictures on this trip as i wanted to observe the scenery without worrying about my camera. however, below are a few that i did manage to take.
went out the window as soon as i made coconut pancakes.
hey, at least there is fruit on them?
used this recipe, and added shredded sweetened coconut to the batter.
i finally made it to laduree soho, not for the salted caramel macarons, but for a lovely sunday morning brunch. okay, there were salted caramel macarons involved too. i’m only human.
i spent a recent rainy sunday afternoon at two of my favorite places in nyc – strand bookstore and 81 irving place.
as much as i love amazon, online shopping will never replace the experience of actually walking into a bookstore and picking up a physical book. i came home with this awesome strand canvas tote. the tote was designed by novelist adrian tomine, and depicts the faces of various strand customers.
after strand, we headed to one of my favorite coffee places in the city – 81 irving – for a soy latte and green tea.
the weather has been unbearably freezing here in nyc. during a walk in chelsea this past weekend, i ducked into billy’s bakery for steaming cup of coffee and a little something sweet.