Weekend Rewind 5/13-5/15
I kicked off the weekend with post-work dumplings at Joe’s Shanghai in Chinatown, followed by some SoHo wandering and then Midtown shopping (bought a belt and a tank top at Old Navy) before meeting my good friend Diana who visited for the weekend from Boston. We closed out the night with margaritas and tacos at Lobo with Joe and his visiting friend.
Saturday was an eventful day–early morning bagels, followed by a stint waiting in line for tickets to Avenue Q at the Downtown Brooklyn TKTS booth (worth it to avoid the Times Square crowds!). After our fifth row tickets were acquired, we strolled back down Smith St., stopping in some shops along the way (I bought a new bag and a turquoise necklace) before hitting up the Brooklyn Flea for lunch, people watching, flea market window shopping, and ice cream sandwiches from The Good Batch. After the Flea shut down for the day, we took the train into Midtown, walked around Times Square, did a little more shopping (though neither of us ended up buying anything), and grabbed dinner before Avenue Q. All I’d ever heard was that it was a funny play with puppets, but I really enjoyed it, and would recommend to anyone looking for a purely fun and entertaining show.
When the show was over, we walked down a few blocks to Rudy’s, one of my all-time favorite NYC bars. The beer is criminally cheap, the people are friendly, they have a great jukebox, and also, free hotdogs. It was a pretty late night, so we took it easy on Sunday, although we still made time for brunch at the Clover Club, where we feasted on the bacon sampler and indulged in champagne cocktails.
Here’s a random assortment of photos from the weekend–what did you do?
My new vegan leather purse from Shiraleah
The Empire State Building lit up for…what I thought was the Knicks, but is actually Bronx Tourism? Joe had to tell me the Knicks have been out of the playoffs for weeks now. Whoops.
A margarita at Lobo