New York Day 2: Food and Shows

New York Day 2: Food and Shows

Our days in New York were settling into a pattern: eat, shop, show, repeat. I wasn’t mad about it. 🙂

One of our favorite quick spots in NYC is a place called Europa. Before, they’ve had locations all around the city and were great at any time of day. For breakfast, they had quick service stuff like oatmeal (with a delish toppings bar), omelettes, crepes, and sandwiches….and at lunch a WONDERFUL salad bar.

The one we remembered closest to our hotel was closed, so we trekked up to Central Park South for the one there. However, this one was less quick-service and was now a sit-down restaurant. But the menu was basically the same. So win-win.

Mom ordered her fave: lox and bagels and I ordered challah bread french toast with carmelized bananas. OMG. So good.  We also always LOVED their oatmeal so we decided to share a bowl.

Well, when the food came out, we had to get a bigger table. The bowls and plates were HUGE.

But we polished off most of breakfast, so it was worth it. 🙂

After breakfast, we walked down toward Radio City and did some shopping at the NBC store. Mom loved The Voice chair.

We did a behind the scenes tour of Radio City- which was GREAT. Our group was smaller and more intimate (we saw groups later with like 30+ people…ours had like 12).   

It was a great colder day activity. We bought our tickets online (which I found out was much cheaper than in person) and REALLY enjoyed the tour.

We heard history, interesting facts, and went all over the theater….including ON STAGE.

Thinking about the people who have performed up there was incredible.

Another favorite spot was up in the projection room where the spotlights and projectors are. It was the highest point in the theater. Really neat. We also met a Rockette, toured backstage, under the stage, and all over the theater.

After the tour, we did some shopping and then met my friend Sunny for lunch at Carmine’s. We had never been there before…but it was SO good. Family style Italian where they bring out portions big enough for 3-4 people (easy).

We got a salad (which was their special of the day) and lasagna. Easily the best lasagna I’ve ever eaten.

After lunch, we headed to the Nederlander Theater for Disaster! It’s a new musical that’s currently in previews, and WE LOVED IT. Mom loved it because it was full of 70s music she loves. I loved getting to see Adam Pascal, the original Roger from Rent. We both loved seeing Seth Rudetsky, an XM radio host we love. It was the funniest musical we’ve ever seen. Just died laughing through the whole thing.

After the show, we hit up Schmackary’s for some cookies. I had seem them all over Twitter from Broadway stars..and they cookies lived up to the hype.

I got a ginger cookie and a s’mores cookie and mom got chocolate chip and red velvet. All were amazing. We ate them in the hotel while we got ready for dinner. ha!

No pictures from dinner (it was dimly lit and I didn’t want to use flash), but we had a GREAT meal at Nizza. It’s one of our favorite spots in the city. Awesome Italian food. Be sure to make a reservation- they fill up and don’t have much room for people to wait!

After Nizza, we did some shopping around and then made our way to the Circle in the Square for Fun Home.

While it’s not a story we personally identified with, it was a beautifully done show. The theater was unique- in the round with the stage at the bottom. Very intimate. LOVED the way they did the production and the performers were awesome.

We ended the night back at the room to get some rest before our last day!


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