New York, New York.

Well folks, it happened. My husband and I moved from my beloved New York City to our home coast, but not home city, of Los Angeles. We have been in transition since the second week of January, when we shipped our storage containers across the country and spent a few weeks connecting with friends and family in Vancouver BC and Seattle. Although I am a little anxious to start over again in a new city, I am thrilled to be in the same time zone as nearly all our friends and family, and for the career opportunities it holds for Jordan.

We landed, bought a car, and began our apartment search - and found one! The only problem is, we cannot move in until the end of the month so we are in an extremely...quirky?...sublet. It's great though, because it's two minutes from where the hubs is currently working and it's given me some extra time to do 'housekeeping' stuff like reroute our mail, hire movers, set up utilities, etc.

Usually, I am wanting to get out and explore new restaurants and find favorites, however, we spent the last few weeks eating out WAY more than usual so we are taking a bit of a break from that and detoxing with lots of homemade salads and healthy options! But, in the spirit of delicious restaurants, and in loving memory of our time in NYC, I compiled a little list of some of our most-ordered dishes, sides & drinks at our favorite New York spots.

BRUNCH:

Friedman's Lunch - Pastrami Hash // Cheddar Grits // Flavored Butters w/ Toast

Locanda Verde - Lemon Ricotta Pancakes // Sheep's Milk Ricotta (w/ truffle honey!!)

LUNCH:

Pops - Crispy Chicken Sandwich // Onion Rings

Shake Shack - Single ShackBurger // Cheese Fries // Peanut Butter Milkshake

DINNER:

Crispo - Spinach & Short Rib Ravioli // Butternut Tortelloni // Mozzarella Risotto Balls

The Brooklyn Star - Buttermilk Biscuits (insane) // Raw Kale Salad // Spicy Fried Duck Wings

DRINKS:

Larry Lawrence - Order anything, the space is just awesome!

Spuyten Duyvil - Excellent outdoor area & a large beer selection

This is obviously a tiny slice of the deliciousness NYC & Brooklyn have to offer, but these are some of the places we frequented and I hope you add a couple to your list for the next time you visit (or go out, if you live there!).

With a full heart and an empty plate,

Katie

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