I just got back from a great weekend in NYC and while most of it was spent in Manhattan – which is where my sister lives and works – we spent a fantastic Saturday in Brooklyn. It was my second time in Brooklyn and I think I’m slowly following in love with the borough. Not only was my day there fun, but it was pretty inexpensive compared to an afternoon of comparable activities in Manhattan. Let me tell you all about it:
We started the afternoon at the Brooklyn Brewery, where beers are six for $20! And the beer is great! Ever had Brooklyn lager? It’s brewed right there. I ended up having three, all different, all fantastic.
With a nice buzz going, we headed over to Beacon’s Closet, a HUGE thrift shop right across the street from the brewery. I scored three amazing pieces for less than $50 – a very retro style shirt for $11.95 (I might post a picture of me wearing it with a black skirt tomorrow), a tweed pencil skirt for $16.95, and a chunky chain necklace for $15. I am really jazzed about all three items and can’t wait to wear them ASAP!
With our buzz wearing off, we moved on to Fatty ‘Cue, which was recently rated one of the top 50 restaurants in NYC by the the New York Times food critic. We were incredibly lucky to get a table at this hip Asian-BBQ fusion spot. It’s kind of a family style place, so we ordered cocktails and a bunch of dishes for the table. My favorite item was the ribs, they were very tender and the sauce was tangy (like BBQ) and spicy (in a Thai restaurant kind of way). We split the bill 4 ways and it came to $25 per person. Again, for cocktails and tons of food, this was an NYC bargain.
All in all, it was an AMAZING weekend that included tons of classic NYC spots (Chelsea Market, Central Park, a walk on the high line, desserts in the Meatpacking District and the Sex and the City bus tour….and those were just daytime activities) but I was so enamored with my Brooklyn experience I had to share the details.
Hope you had a great weekend, too!