We were the only Americans on the tour and with all the walking we got to know a few people from the group and became fast friends. They were Scottish, an older gentleman, his daughter (a doctor) and her husband (a cop). We learned a lot our their culture and their traveling and they learned our crazy utah gun lovin' culture. It was a good ol' time talking, but on to the food!!
Our first stop was some of the best pizza I've ever had! NY Pizza Suprema, remember that name and go there!
Our next stop was a little taco joint in the middle of Hell's kitchen. The tacos were mouth watering, the best I've ever had!
If we could have found the taco joint again we would have gone there again. Of course we would have used google, but sometimes it's nice to find a treasure only once.
The next place we went to was a delightful little bakery and we all got ourselves large pastries and went into a sugar coma.
You can see John and Mary in the window paying and the two gentlemen on the bench were our Scottish friends.
Next we went to a sandwich joint that was so narrow that only two people could stand shoulder to shoulder so I waited outside while John ordered our sandwich.Defiantly go to that link and read about the owner, it was the most interesting sandwich shop!
We had a sandwich called the Todd, if you go to New York find this sandwich shop and get it, yum yum yum! The owner was so nice and even came outside (too squishy for our group of 35 to eat inside) to thank us and asked us all individually if we liked our sandwiches.
We then went an authentic Greek bakery that has been around for 90 years. It was melt in your mouth delicious!
We learned a Scottish phrase here that I'll be using from this day forward. "Eat this and Die!" meaning it's so good you'll think you have gone to heaven above!
Our last stop was a chain and our tour guide frowns on chains, but he allowed this one since the chain started in New York. Or course for us Utahns we had never had it before.
We went for the custard, but I'm sure the burgers are good too.
Our tour guide also gave us recommendations to other places to eat while we were in the city, more on that later though!
After our food tour we went to The Top of the Rock and Rockefeller Center (NYP). It was a hazy day, but its hard to find a clear day in New York. On our way there we were stopped by an Asian lady wanted donations for her religion. It was a sneaky way, she forced a card into John's hand and then wanted him to write his name in her little book which she explained in broken english. She then expecting him to give her $40 for the card and his name. When we all forcefully turned her down, she angrily grabbed her card back and stormed away.
We also got a tiny bit lost trying to find the Rock since no one wanted to look it up, we only happened to stumble upon it :)
Tuesday was also Broadway night!!! WOOT WOOT! We went back to the apartment to eat some din din and then headed to the Gershwin Theatre
We then walked to time square to see it all lite up at night...which we did like 4 other times too.
Then we got lost on the subway. There are many trains that go on the same track, but some numbers don't stop at every stop so we watched our stop pass us by. We then had to get off the train and wait for a train to take us back down to the right stop. Since it was past 1 AM it was a tiny bit nerve racking as we watched some shady looking characters come to the platform. We only messed up the trains that one time though and we did make it back safe and sound though to fall into bed for our next days adventures!