The greatest thing about living in New York City is the constant plethora of activities and events. There is always something different to sample or participate in. It can even be difficult to decide on just a few at times. This weekend happened to be no different, as we partook in several of these exploits, attending to our culinary and athletic interests.
Kicking things off on Thursday, the official start of the weekend in our books, we attended the Wine Enthusiast Toast of the Town at The Hammerstein Ballroom. A second year for us, it was a definite return to a room full of wine, great food, and jazz. As wineries gathered from around the world, they were accommodated by flavors of local great restaurants. We fell head of heels for the pours by Wine Sisterhood and vast variety of small bites around them.
Taking Friday off, we continued our palatable journey with a taste of all things Asian at the Luckyrice Night Market. Held under the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo New York, it was a gathering of some of our favorite restaurants from around the city. As we sipped refreshing Singhas and bit into the piquant dishes, we were brought right back to the few weeks in Thailand, with the addition of a few other countries as well. The spicy beef and scallion dumplings from China Grill were delicate in texture but intense with flavor. A small bite or bursting love from Delicatessen sent us back to a long line for seconds. And a surprised appearance by the non-Asian restaurant Cookshop came kicking with a spicy and amazing peanut noodle dish.
Rising early on Sunday morning, we lined with the 32,000 other riders to take on the Five Borough Bike Tour. An amazing experience for athletes of all types, we traversed across four bridges and many roads typically only accessible by cars. A four-hour journey, it ended with a rewarding dozen oysters at P.J. Clarke’s on the Hudson. And that’s a weekend in New York City!
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