Saturday, August 25, 2012

Starting off small

Since I don't know that many people in New York City, I've basically been a leech to the few that I do know. While I was getting settled into the city, one of my sister's best friends, Sandi, and her husband Andrew let me hang out. We hit up this falafel shop called Soom Soom. Unlike Chicago, NYC has kosher options in the city limits. Soom Soom was solid, cheap, and delicious.

Location: 166 W 72nd
Cost: About $10 per person

 The Falafel
(I got a bit out of hand with the toppings bar)

The next weekend was what I'd like to deem The Weekend of Safron (way cooler than the semester of Pearl). We hit up a bunch of places, starting with Royale. This was a bar in the East Village that was really simple and good. It reminded me of Charlie Beinlich's without all of the blue hair brigade. They have this great, secluded back patio too. The burgers were cooked properly and very juicy.

Location: 157 Avenue C
Cost: About $15 per person

Homemade Chips and Dip

 The Cheeseburger

 The Burger
(It's better than it looks)

Later that night we stopped by Artichoke Pizza. The name says it all. They're open really late and basically use pizza crust as a serving spoon for spinach and artichoke dip. It was super creamy, rich, and better than places like Antonio's in Champaign that like to get creative with their slices. Somehow my arteries lived to see the next morning. Anyways, I'm running low on time and will continue from there with my next post.

Location: 328 E 14th
Cost: About $3 per person

The Artichoke Pizza
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza on Urbanspoon Royale on Urbanspoon Soomsoom Vegetarian Bar on Urbanspoon


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