So I don’t know if I’m a little late to jump on the bandwagon but…BOOZY brunches!?! Oh… My… Gosh… Best food innovation EVER. I was so happy to finally see my friends from New York and be shown around by people who know and live in New York. I find being shown around by locals is such a great way to see the everyday reality of a city rather than the touristy and superficial aspect (although we did fit in a lot of touristy things too!!)
On the first day, my friend took me to a Cuban restaurant ‘Calle Ocho’ on 45 W 81st street in Manhattan that served brunch with UNLIMITED sangria at such reasonable prices.
The food and sangria was so delicious, I can’t wait to return in July!
Ideally located next to Central Park, I was able to stroll about (in a tipsy state far too early in the day) and discover what the park had to offer. Seeing all the joggers in the park on a beautiful spring day made me want to change into my sneakers and go for a run myself.
Considering that New York is a non-stop and fast paced city, I could see why Central park is so special and greatly appreciated by locals. A great and laid-back contrast to the rest of the city.