10 Sep Drinking and Eating in NYC Never Ends
The one thing that really stuck with me about NYC, is the amount of queuing and pre booking one has to do to experience some of the foodie world’s most popular food fads. For instance, I never thought I was the type to stand in a queue to have ice cream, but then again I don’t think I have had ice cream and ice cream sandwiches that were as good as the ones I had a Big Gay Ice Cream Shop.
Being back in Johannesburg, I realised that I really do love Joburg, but the only thing it is missing is the ability to entertain and feed you endlessly. Wanting to go out for a night cap and good evening out in Johannesburg, normally requires a certain amount of planning, as oppose to the quick perusal of Urban Daddy or Google search with the phrase: “bars and things to do in Williamsburg, NYC”that one can do in a busy, full and alive city like New York. That’s how we found Berry Park, a great bar with a rooftop bar section that made us want to teleport the entire venue to Johannesburg to use for THE WKND SOCIAL. There we drank the very popular Huckleberry Lemonade (it has vodka in it…), talked, laughed and waited to round our night off at Bembe, a couple of thigh muscle building blocks away.
Another random find was a place called Sophia’s of Little Italy, where we filled our now taco immune stomachs with pasta and wine, and laughed at how the neighbourhood transformed after we crossed over from Soho to an Italian inspired world. That’s the thing about New York, you never know what you are going to discover a street or block down.