Good Morning fellow New Yorkers! This Sunday morning you’re either waking up completely hungover, putting on leggings for the next work out class or sitting on your phone looking for the perfect brunch spot to start your day.
Today’s Sunday spotlight is a bit different than others. Emely and Lisa are two friends that met at GW and have recently started an Instagram @findushere_nyc to help those of you find the best things to do in NYC. Of course, since LetsGABaboutfood started as a food blog only, we will start with their restaurant suggestions.
1. Momoya: “We love popping in to get our sushi fix”
185 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Easily one of my favorite casual sushi spots in NYC. They have really fresh fish and some really awesome rolls. Unfortunately, they do not take reservations, however Em and Lis suggest going across the street to the wine bar to make the wait time fly by!
2. Zero Otto Nove: “Everyone can find something to eat, it works for any occasion”
15 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010
Recently went to Zero Otto Nove- cant lie had their pasta baked in the tin foil and it was DELICIOUS! Obviously Em and Lis suggested the ‘radiatori cartoccio’ which is just the fancy name for the pasta I had! The dishes are large so be prepared to spilt- the waiters are more than happy to do it for you- just make sure they’re fair ;).
3. Flex Mussels: “ if you like mussels (even just a little) you have to try this place!”
174 E 82nd St, New York, NY 10028/ 154 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011
Mussels and French fries was my favorite summer dinner for a long time! Em and Lis say to come with enough people, or a large enough appetite to try a couple of pots of mussels. They let us in on a bit of a secret- they almost always have a “special” of lobster mac and cheese, but you have to ask for it!
4. 4 Charles Prime Rib: “Speakeasy vibes and amazing burgers”
4 Charles St, New York, NY 10014
We all know this is a must hit in NYC- If you can get a reservation, which you most likely cannot… Just saying!
5. Union Fare: “Come for brunch and get toasts!”
5 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003
We have heard this one before! I just learned that if you go early enough you can get a complimentary mimosa! In NYC that’s a value of $15-$20! Get up, get going. Further, they also have some AWESOME desserts.
Now the fun/different part! Activity suggestions from @findushere_nyc.
1. Sleep No More: “It’s kind of like walking through a museum, in the dark, in a mask”
530 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001
Em and Lis don’t want to ruin the surprise, half the fun of going to see this rendition of Macbeth is how unexpected everything is. From what I hear this is the type of activity you can go to a few times, and enjoy just as much as the first. I love things like this!
2. Taste Buds Kitchen: “Although our culinary skills are pretty limited, it’s always fun to cook a tasty meal and learn a few things!”
109 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001
This is one of my favorite activities. I went to the dumpling/sushi making class and the steak! Em and Lis suggest it for a friends birthday or a date night, which is ironically why I went both times! My best friend and my boyfriend both knew me too well and both got a class for me! What makes Taste Buds really fun is that it is BYOB and you get to have your wine, chat with the people at the table, and really enjoy the food you work for! Bon Appetit!
3. Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo: “Taking a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge will not disappoint”
When it is beautiful out and you’re looking for something to do – this is it. It is exercise, sightseeing and fun all in one! Em and Lis suggest that once you get across the bridge, stop at Grimaldi’s for some of the best pizza in the city. You can also continue walking into Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo. Apparently it boasts some of the best views of downtown Manhattan and is a nice place to spend the afternoon. I know what I’m doing next weekend!!
4. Whitney and the Highline: “One of our favorite combinations”
A visit to the Whitney should always be coupled with a nice walk on the Highline. Em and Lis say pick up an ice cream sandwich while you’re walking and then go grab a drink at the rooftop of the Standard. At least that is probably what they do! I also suggest you check out the buildings. Gigi and Bella Hadid’s Mother, Zaha Hadid, was a renowned Architect especially known for being a “visionary.” She died at the age of 65 and her last apartment building sits right on the highline.
5. Friends the Musical Parody: “Must see for anyone who is obsessed with Friends”
308 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
I’ve never been so let’s go completely off of Em and Lis: We left the show saying we couldn’t wait to go back and see it again. The actors were spot on with their characters persona and had us laughing the whole time.
For more restaurants and activity suggestions in NYC follow @findushere_NYC