NYC Food

I got back from my long weekend trip to NYC on Monday. I love visiting that city and don’t do it nearly enough. Mrs. C and I usually try to take a road trip in the Spring to just recharge our mental battery after the long winter but for NYC it’s easier to fly in then worry about parking the car in the city.

We were there from Friday to Monday and had some amazing food. Here’s some of the highlights:

You can’t visit Manhattan without having a slice (or 12) of pizza. A lot of people recommend Joe’s Pizza but I didn’t get a chance to try it on this trip. I got my slice from Patzeria’s Perfect Pizza and it was delicious.

Le Relais De Venise L’Entrecote. The original location is in Paris and I love this concept. You don’t get a menu at all (well, you do get a wine list). All they serve are steak frites with a side salad. They ask you how you want your steak and when you’re done eating your first portion, they slap another portion on your plate. It’s fairly inexpensive and the green sauce is addictive.

Brunch at Cookshop in Chelsea. That’s a fried egg sandwich with pickled jalapeno cabbage slaw on top. I think we just stumbled upon this place as it was opening and decided instead of walking the High Line, that brunch would be more fun. We weren’t wrong.

Pictured above is a cookie, not a muffin. It looks like a muffin top. But I don’t care what it looks like because it was one of the best desserts I had in NYC. Mrs C said there were too many chocolate chips in it which makes me question my entire relationship with her.

The combo sandwich from The Halal Guys. I forgot to take a picture of the sandwich because I was too busy stuffing it into my face. We stayed at the Sheraton in Times Square and the Halal Guys have a bunch of carts on 6th and 53rd which we walked by and always saw a line. The smell almost made me cancel a dinner reservation a few times to give it a try. We finally did try it on the last day before we left for the airport and I’m still thinking about that sandwich. Mrs. C got the combo platter over rice and that was just as good. Their yelp page has over 8,000 reviews and I can definitely see why after trying it.


  1. For your next trip I recumbent La Caridad on 78th and Bway. It is cuban Chinese and delicious.
    The chinese chefs working in pre Casto cuba, left for New York after the revolution and opened some great restaurants.

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