New York.

Posted on May 07, 2012 by Fraser Doherty

 

I've just got back from a great trip to New York - I was there to meet with people who we're working with to launch SuperJam in the US as well as to catch up with friends and check out the start-up scene over there.  We had lunch at the incredibly fun Etsy.com offices in Dumbo - everyone working there is so creative, the place is full of quirky bits and pieces from the site..

Smorgasburg

I had a very greedy time at the Smorgasburg Farmers' Market (every Saturday, Williamsburg, Brooklyn).  Highlights included ice-cream sandwiches, handmade ice cream milkshakes, apple & cinnamon taffy, gourmet s'mores, upmarket homemade Snickers bars, Grady's New Orleans-style ice coffee, fried cheese, kombucha..

The Breslin

 

Definitely my favourite place for brunch - a New York institution - is the Breslin (at the Ace Hotel, Meatpacking District).  I had deep-fried peanut butter and bourbon sandwiches, grilled three-cheese sandwich with home-cured ham and egg, triple-fried chips and a couple of bloody mary's to wash it all down...

The Spotted Pig


A great spot to eat, with incredible food; it's actually owned by the same folks as the Breslin.  I thoroughly enjoyed the homemade sheep's milk ricotta Gnudi with Brown Butter and Sage and Roasted Pork Belly with Salsa Rossa & Polenta.  Oh, and shoestring fries..

The PowerHouse Arena

 

If you're in Dumbo, Brooklyn, you should check out PowerHouse books.  They're a publisher with their own store, filled with lots of great photography and art books.  I picked up a beautiful book called 'The Art of The Idea'.

I'd also say that MOMA is worth the $25 entry fee; even just for the fun of watching crowds of people having their picture taken beside a $40m Van Gogh.

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