|View from Rare Bar|
After spending a few hours lounging and reading, I walked home and spent a little time cleaning my apartment. I also took a nap because my schedule of working long days and then partying is starting to catch up to me after four weeks… I was actually sick this week but managed to bounce back after chugging some OJ and going to be early.
Saturday night I met up with a couple of W&L friends at Rare Bar. Rare is very close to me but I had never been and was very glad I did go last night because the views on the roof are amazing. I'm such a sucker for rooftop bars and restaurants because I love to be outside and see the NY skyline. After Rare we went down to the Standard Biergarten and then I went to meet up with some work friends at Ace Bar. I ended up staying out pretty late last night and did not get home until after 5AM! I also tried out the $.99 pizza place by me and was thoroughly impressed. I will definitely be making some trips back…
Because I went to bed so late, I also slept very late today… and by sleeping late, I mean that my friend woke me up when she called me at 11:30. After waking up, I called my Dad and thanked him for being the best ever, and then headed out for a walk around town. I am very interested in exploring the Murray Hill area and look forward to trying new restaurants around me. I then walked towards Union Square to check out at bakery that I read about having good chocolate babka. On the way I developed a strong craving for a bacon cheeseburger. The line for Shake Shack was obviously way too long, so I continued onwards hoping to run into some kind of burger place. I happened upon New York Burger Co., a place I have never heard of, but was pleasantly surprised. And they have the cutest little bags for their french fries!
Breads Bakery did not disappoint. When I lived in Great Neck I used to always visit a place named Bruce's, a place that my Dad used to even visit when he lived there. Sadly, Bruce's closed last year and so since then I have been on a hunt for comparable babka to the one Bruce's made. And I think I have found it. This babka is a bit hard and crisp on top, but then very soft and gooey in the middle. I had to remind myself twice that eating the entire thing in one night would be regrettable.
Time to go watch the season finale of GOT!!!!
Happy Sunday :)
P.s. on Friday, on my walk to work, I went through Grand Central and saw a bunch of police officers and their dogs. I inquired as to the gathering and an officer told me it was for the dogs graduation from police training! Too cute.