First stop: Shake Shack! A Facebook friends highly recommended this place, and I'm not one to turn down a tasty burger. There were a few different locations, but since we stayed near Times Square, we opted to make that location our stop. The line was ridiculously long, but we waited anyways, opting for two burgers, and order of fires to share, and a custard shake. The outcome? For one, the shake was fantastic! I love custard, and it really made the shake smooth and creamy. The burgers were pretty tasty, so they also get two thumbs up from me. I've never had a burger completely blow me away (as much as I love them) but Shake Shack burgers are definitely on par with In N Out...maybe better.
|The menu of Shake Shack.|
|It was ridiculously crowded.|
|Our delicious loot.|
|Me and my loot.|
For dinner, we went to a Turkish restaurant called The Dervish. Joel has a real affinity for Turkish food ever since he lived there for two years, and St. Louis is sorely lacking good ethnic food. Joel was pleasantly surprised how good the food was, probably thanks to the cooks and waiters actually being Turkish, and although I don't love Turkish food, it was a pretty good meal.
|Joel's fave, the Iskander Kebab.|
|My Chicken Kebab.|
Every other day for lunch, we made our way over Little Italy for some much wanted Italian food. Like I said, St. Louis is sorely lacking in good ethnic food, and its so called "The Hill" area doesn't taste anything like the food I've had in Italy. The first place we tried was called Taormina. We had a place in Germany by that name, and since they looked busy, we decided to give them a try. They did not disappoint. This was by far the best Italian food outside of Europe that I've had.
|Joel's awesome bolognese.|
|My pasta; kind of bland, sadly.|
|See the Cannoli's at the top?|
|Other tasty Italian treats.|
|Heaven in a dessert.|
And what's the best way to end a fabulous trip to NYC? With cheesecake, of course. We went to a place called Junior's (kind of touristy, but worth it). I'll let the cheesecake speak for itself.
|You are drooling now, aren't you?|