24 Hours in NYC: Restaurants, Rockabilly and a Little Romance!

Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014

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24 Hours in NYC:

Restaurants, Rockabilly and a Little Romance!

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With my birthday approaching and David scheduled to play with rockabilly legend,

Robert Gordon at The Bowery Electric, we decided to make a celebration of it in NYC!

So, we packed our bags and headed out to the city that never sleeps.

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We got there in a flash! The Holland Tunnel was a sight for sore eyes.

First stop, was checking in at the Soho Grand.

I hadn’t been there in many years and forgot just how beautiful it was.

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If you know us, you know that food is always on our mind.

So, next stop was Sanctuary T on West Broadway.

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And if you’ve read about our travels before, you’ll know that we are big fans of THE BURGER!

This one did not disappoint, and the french fries…OMG!

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We also discovered that everywhere we went in NYC

had their own homemade (non-alcoholic) Ginger Beer.

If you have never had one, you must try it. It’s like magic in a bottle.

After lunch, David had to go to rehearsal for his show with Robert Gordon.

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So, I dropped him off and went back to the hotel to check-in.

Turns out we were upgraded from a Queen Superior to a King Superior with a view. Very nice!

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I spent the next 3 hours walking the streets of Soho.

The restaurants, shopping and people-watching were great.

Everyone has such style!

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David and I met back at the hotel after rehearsal.

Both exhausted, we decided to take a little afternoon siesta before dinner and the show.

The concierge at the Soho Grand suggested The Dutch. He said it was his favorite neighborhood spot.

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The vibe was great and the food was even better!

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Fresh Corn Tamal, lime, cotija cheese, blistered pepper

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Roasted chicken, kale, sunflower tahini, yogurt

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Spinach Cappelletti, artichokes, fontina cheese

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Homemade chocolate chip cookies came with the check. Nice touch!

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Next stop, Robert Gordon at The Bowery Electric!

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The show was great and the house was packed.

I love watching David doin’ his thing on the pots and pans!

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After the show, we stopped in the hotel lounge

for some late-night French Fries and Ginger Beer (our new favorite thing).

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It was approaching 2am and way past our bedtime. So, we headed up to our room.

The view was just beautiful!

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The bed at the Soho Grand was so comfortable. We slept in until 10am!

It was a mad rush to get brunch and get back to the hotel before our 24 hour parking expired.

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The Little Prince, another suggestion from the hotel’s concierge, was the perfect spot.

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We shared the Grilled Chicken Sandwich with arugula, roasted peppers, basil aioli and

the French Onion Soup Burger with gruyère, caramelized onion, dijon and amazing hand-cut fries. YUMMMM!!!

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They delivered the check in a vintage French comic book!

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After lunch, we took a lovely stroll through the streets of Soho and made our way back to the Soho Grand,

where we loaded up the car and headed home.

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Until the next time, NYC…

No more burgers,

No more fries,

No more g’d damn apple pies.

No more pasta,

No more bread,

Time for healthy meals instead.

xo

Dallyn & David

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