August 6, 2013

Bar Hopping

After the weekend we spent relaxing on Long Island it was back to work for us and the continuation of their vacation in New York for Kyle's mom and dad. We managed to catch up with them and partake in their activities.  This mainly consisted of eating and drinking (fine by me!!). To mix it up a bit, and make room for more, we took some great scenic walks through different neighborhoods, along the High Line, and across the Brooklyn Bridge. 

Here's a peak at a few of our stops. 

Hogs and Heifers. The epitome of a dive bar in the West Village, this place is loud, dusty, covered in women's bras, and full of some seedy characters. It was also the inspiration for the movie Coyote Ugly. Don't come in for just a look, the tough chick bartenders will call you out over a megaphone.  

Walking through DUMBO, a section of Brooklyn, admiring the great views of the city is always a fun thing for us to do. 

With flavors like cotton candy, honey, and Mexican hot chocolate we just had to try some ice cream. Totally worth it!!

Grimaldi's is one of the original pizzerias of New York, but it has since been sold, the new owner moved to the building next door, and duplicated the restaurant in numerous cities across the U.S. The first Grimaldi's still attracts long lines of customers, but after years of being out of the business Patsy Grimaldi decided to open a pizzeria in his very original location (next to the current Grimaldi's). Juliana's, named after his mom, is almost an exact replica of everything next door, but just a little better. Nothing like a coal-fired pizza in New York City!

Why not finish the day off with a shot and a beer? At Floyd, NY in Brooklyn you can get a drink, eat cheese spread with a roll of Ritz, play bocce ball indoors, and lounge on some thrift-store furniture. Just another one of kind places we found in the city. 

This only scratches the surface of all the places we went. What an amazing week it was. 
I'm already starting a new list for their next visit!

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