Monday, March 26, 2007

Can't we take a cab across the bridge?

Erica and Rachel left early on Sunday, but Jennie, Carl, Anuradha and I had another fun day in the city. We started by walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, despite the fact that someone thought taking a cab across the bridge would be more fun. NOOOOO! Walking on the Bridge provides beautiful views of the city and the weather was great.

We also walked through Chinatown, which is a lot more clean than I remember it as a child. I can't remember the name of the restaurant we ate at, but the food was great (though I could have done without the ducks, chicken and pigs in the window!) Outside, two guys were making "egg cakes," which tasted a bit like yellow cake and were cooked like abelskivers or thai spring onion 15 for $1, they were the tastiest deal in Chinatown.

I left Jennie and Carl searching for a sports bar where they could watch the UCLA game, but not before we visited Once Upon a Tart in SoHo. A brick-walled cafe with great coffee, cookies with royal icing and phenomenal pumpkin tarts, among other desserts, it was a "good thing":-)


Blogger Anuradha said...

I had such a wonderful time with you this weekend! I'll have to stop by for another visit soon! Tschuuuuueesssss!

9:48 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

It was so great to see all of you this weekend! And woohoo for Anuradha getting some miles out of her walking shoes!!

4:55 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

It was great to see you both this weekend (Rachel too!) The Clark Street B&B is always open for future visits:-)

10:28 AM  
Blogger Pritilata said...

It actually wasn't *that* bad and marginally pleasant ;) Although, nothing could be as strenuous as the MOUNTAIN Jennie made me climb in Freiburg!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

Thanks, Erin (oh, and thank your mom for the zuccini bread)!

Anuradha, that wasn't a mountain, it was a HILL!!


10:19 AM  
Blogger Pritilata said...

I am going to shoot this out to the blog reading public. What is the difference between a hill and a mountain? At what point does a hill become a mountain?

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the restaurant, Great NY Noodletown, 281/2 Bowery, Manhattan 212-349-0923. Read about it here:

Just one of MANY 'serious' places it gets a rave review from, inc all guidebooks, Time Out etc. It's the kind of place that the faint of heart (but genuine foodies) approach with dread, enter with trepidation, sit down all wobbly and leave happy as a clam. Went back with some musicians a few nights later and they almost turned around when they got there. But they loved it too. Oh yeah, it was Georgetown that was playing on Sunday, and man, did they play great!!!! Down went UNC, Ohio St is next. C & J

11:40 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Mountain (n) - a natural elevation of the earth's surface rising more or less abruptly to a summit, and attaining an altitude greater than that of a hill, usually greater than 2000 ft. (610 m).

(I know, I'm a smart ass!)

5:57 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

thanks for the rec C&J! I would like you to write Monday's blog posting so you can share your New York Adventures:-) Get writing!

5:58 PM  

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