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Hasta Luego, Philly and NYC

We’re back from our Memorial Day road trip. Two days is not nearly enough time to see either Philly or New York, let alone both of them. We’ve been to both cities several times before, so this trip we decided to revisit a favorite place and try something new in each.

Central Park, May 30

Philadelphia

Good bye to a favorite spot: The Italian Market along South 9th Street. We ate a mozzarella and prosciutto sandwich from the famous DiBruno Bros deli and had some amazing anise and chocolate pizzelles for dessert along with some lemon flavored Italian soda.  I also picked up some fancy olive oil for later.

Something new:  Twenty Manning Grill. A great place in the Rittenhouse area, owned by the same people as the Audrey Claire restaurant across the street, which we’ve enjoyed in the past. My lobster pot pie was fantastic.

New York City

Good bye to a favorite spot: Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood.  The amazing brownstones and cute boutiques makes this area one of my favorites in NYC. Below is a photo of some wonderful fish tacos and chicken mole tamales from the Brooklyn Flea market.

Something new: We’ve been to several museums in New York, including MoMa and the Guggenheim, but believe it or not, we’ve never made it to the Met. We decided to change that this trip. The Met, or The Metropolitan Museum of Art, could keep you busy for an entire week.  We spent three hours and only saw a sliver of the Museum. In addition to all of the Museum’s amazing permanent collection, they are currently building a site-specific exhibit that is “part sculpture, part architecture and part performance,” on the roof.  Mike and Doug Starn are creating an installation called Big Bambú that is continuously growing and being shaped. I love this picture that L took of one of the visitors that got tickets to climb the structure. Doesn’t he look like part of Swiss Family Robison in the middle of Manhattan! Or, more likely, that a strong breeze is going to topple him off the Museum!

Views from the roof of the Met, May 30

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. I think I drooled a little on my keypad with the photo of the delicious fish tacos … oh how I can’t wait to eat Mexican food again!

    June 3, 2010
  2. It’s Friday and that means that the State Department Weekly Roundup is up and you’re on it! Check it out here:

    http://wifemommywoman.blogspot.com/2010/06/state-department-weekly-roundup.html

    If I used your blog and photo and you want one or both of them removed, please let me know!

    June 4, 2010

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