Friday, May 9, 2008

Large Times in the Big Apple

So much to talk about from the trip to New York City, so I have opted to share only Top 5 favorite things:

5. Spamalot. We were able to get tickets to this show on Friday night from the TKTS booth in Times Square. I had never been to a large show like this, and had a blast! It was hilarious, even Clay Aiken made me chuckle a time or two.

4. Koren BBQ served by the woman with a bad BoTox job. They light a grill in the middle of the table, then place cuts of meat and onions on it. There are about 400 bowls of sauce, kim chi, small marine invertebrates, and lettuce. It was spectacular. No pictures provided because I was too busy eating. Take home message for the kids: stay in school, or you could end up washing dishes at a Korean BBQ restaurant--and they dirty a lot of them.

3. Yankees game: So the Mets weren't in town while I was there, so the Yankees it was. We got into the stadium after some very awkward street ticket purchasing of tickets. It must have been illegal, because there were cops everywhere, and very few people hustling tickets. I have the number of a guy now, if you need it. Yankees were down 2-0 and they scored 6 runs right after we got there. Only 66 more home games in Yankee Stadium, as this is the Final Season. Pictures to follow.

2. Sunset over lower Manhattan. We opted for the cheesy bus tour, but paid one price for 48 hrs. This meant that any time we saw a Gray Line bus, we could hop on and use it for a cab. On the night time loop, we crossed over into Brooklyn and got some great shots of the sun setting. It was hard to pick just one sight that was my favorite, as we did so many and saw so many cool things.
1. Sal and the most awesome Italian meal I have ever eaten. Amy and I wandered down Mulberry Street in Little Italy and selected our dinner choice based on chair suitability and how "Italian" the street caller is. Turns out we did well for ourselves, since Sal and his cousin took such good care of us. If you ever find yourself in Little Italy, go to Giovanna's and eat whatever they say you should have. And then smile when you ask for the check and they bring 3 more courses.

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