New York is close to Philadelphia, so we often head up the turnpike for a New York quickie. What can we say? We love NYC!
We have been to New York City many times. In fact, one of us (Mindi) lived in the Big Apple for most of the 90s. Even so, each visit is different because the city is such a dynamic place.
We visited NYC for a very short and busy trip. Short, as in way less than 24 hours. Busy because Daryl was working for much of the visit.
We still managed to have fun and eat good NYC food, i.e. bagels.
Since Daryl was working, we stayed at nicer digs than normal – The Standard Hotel.
In addition to its trendy location right by the High Line in the meatpacking district, the Standard’s rooms are quite comfortable and have excellent city views.
After doing our own things that night (Daryl working / Mindi meeting up with family and then enjoying a glass of wine), we had a few hours in the morning to walk along the high line, walk through the Chelsea Market and grab traditional NYC bagels topped with nova at Murray’s.
We had just enough time to drink coffee at Ninth Street Espresso, people watch and randomly meet Top Chef winner Richard Blaise. Only in New York!
About The Authors
Daryl & Mindi Hirsch
Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on their website 2foodtrippers. Since launching the site in 2012, they’ve traveled to over 40 countries in their quest to bring readers a unique taste of the world.
Original Publication Date: November 5, 2012