NYC Weekend Round Up

Where did the weekend go???

This weekend was jam-packed with “stuff,” all located right here in NYC. Lately we have been doing so much weekend traveling — what a treat to stay put for a weekend!

My parents were in town for a few days. Isn’t the view from their hotel incredible?

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The weather on Friday was gorgeous. I got out of work at 2pm (yay summer fridays!) and met them for a stroll on the High Line.
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They had never been to the High Line, so it was fun to introduce them to a new NYC activity. Typically we see Broadway shows and hang out in the theater district, which is always awesome, but it was fun to mix it up and doing something different.
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The nice weather brought out crowds — the High Line was packed! I saw someone walk by with the the most amazing looking ice cream sandwich cookie creation and I knew I needed one.

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The stand was called Melt — apparently they have a few locations around the city. I got the cinnamon ice cream sammiched between two snickerdoodle cookies. So yummy! Mum went for the chocolate crackle. Dad snuck bites of both.
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When D got out of work we met up at one of our favorite NYC pizza spots: Keste. Or as we like to call it “sexy pizza” … yep, it’s that good.

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We all started by splitting the Rustica Salad – spring mix, prosciutto di parma, artichokes, gaeta olives, lemon, extra virgin olive oil:

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and I chose a nice belgian white beer (surprisingly brewed in Italy!):

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We ordered three pizzas to share. My favorite was the Pistacchio e Salsiccia –
fresh pistachio pesto, sausage, homemade mozzarella, pecorino romano, basil, extra virgin olive oil. SO GOOD:IMG_4385

We also got the Burrata Roberto – homemade burrata, grape tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil:

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and a gluten free, dairy free for Mum, The Marinara –
tomato sauce, oregano, garlic, basil, extra virgin olive oil:

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Amazing food, wonderful company.
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Post dinner cocktails at La Lanterna di Vittorio. I got my favorite, french martini:

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Saturday D’s parents came into the city and met us at our apartment to take the train up to Yankee Stadium for a Yankee game! To clarify: I am not, and never will be a Yankee fan. I am mostly indifferent, but technically I am New England born and bred — it would be sacrilegious to root for the Yankees! That being said, it is so fun to go to Yankee Stadium and see a game. Also — the crowd goes wild anytime Derek Jeter so much as walks a few steps or touches his hair. Ridiculous!

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After the game we all grabbed dinner at Patsy’s down the street from our apartment and then D and I finished Season 2 of Homeland. I am so hooked on this show – it’s a problem! I haven’t binged watched something like this since Lost. I will be waiting eagerly for Season 3 to come out on Netflix.
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Sunday was spent celebrating our friends Jeff & Tim’s 25 year anniversary at Pier 115 Bar & Grill in Edgewater, NJ. Jeff and Tim

Jeff was my boss at my first job after college (where D & I met!) and it was so great to reconnect and reminisce with former coworkers. The couple got married last fall at City Hall and D was one of their witnesses! It was really great to finally get to celebrate with them.

Now time to tackle the week. I can’t believe it is already Tuesday and almost August. Time flies when you’re having fun.

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