From a foodie perspective, giving the palate a change of taste.
The day before I left for New York I had dinner with my family and enjoyed food that I love from my hometown, that I know I would miss. As I got off of the plane I had my mind set ready to chow down on New York delicacies.
First day in the “Big Apple”, Susana, Lauren and I took the subway to Madison Ave and E 23rd St and enjoyed what I must say was the best hamburger and latte shake I have ever had at Shake Shack. The burger I had was a “smoke shack single” with cheese, it was what we call in New Orleans “dressed” with lettuce tomatoes and onions and a sweet smoky sauce. The 100% all natural angus beef was seasoned to perfection and so very tender. The latte “coffee” shake was so thick, rich and creamy bursting with all natural coffee flavor. I must say this will be one of my favorite spot while living in New York.
Making our way through the city we went to Kmart to do what Lauren calls her favorite thing to do, “shopping” (lol). As we walked up and down the aisle looking for everything to make our stay comfortable. It started to dawn on me that I was really in New York when we left out of Kmart to fetch a cab because we had so many bags. It felt different to catch a cab rather than to hop in my car. Another experience I won’t ever forget and it’s true what they say about cab drivers in New York, they are horrible drivers. (lol)
After getting settled and getting my room arranged and freshening up it was time for dinner. We went to this amazing Mexican tapas restaurant called La Esquina that was out of this world. From the pork tacos, to the shrimp ceviche. I enjoyed every bite of that fantastic meal. “Muy Bien!”
Although there is no food like New Orleans food, New York has a different variety and so many other options. NYC has so many different flavors from Chinatown to Little Italy and even the nearby street carts serving warm nuts and hot dogs. For a foodie like myself this will be an experience of lifetime.