Taking a Bite out of the Big Apple

Brace yourselves for the onslaught of food pictures!

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One of the best meals during our trip was at Grand Central Oyster Bar. If you’re going to have just one meal in New York City, this is the place.

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Clockwise from top right: Deep Bay, Malaspina, Sewansecott, Wianno XXL.

The seafood was so juicy and brimming with freshness. This place isn’t called an oyster bar for nothing. The average buffet oyster should be crying in shame. I didn’t even like oysters until I tried these babies. I didn’t even bother with the sauces, just a squeeze of lemon and SLURP!

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Rounding off the meal with a drink and dessert.

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The completely drool-worthy onion loaf easily overshadowed the rest of the meal. Is this what Dallas tastes like? I want to go there.

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Don’t know when we’ll get to tour Europe, but until then, Little Italy should be the closest we’ll get to authentic Italian cooking, right?

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Good but not great. We’ve got a lot more exploring to do!

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Snacks: Baked by Melissa cupcakes from Grand Central, and pastries from Little Italy

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“Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.”

Ever since I watched “The Godfather”, I wanted to know what a cannoli tastes like. I don’t know if the cannoli I had was a good representative, but it was disappointing. It was too sweet and too heavy for my palate. The other pastries were very sweet as well. I’m not sure if it’s an Italian thing or an American thing.

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Brunch. Three words: Not. Enough. Cheese.

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Dinner at a Brazilian restaurant, featuring awesome seafood paella (we kept discovering more lobster under the rice), and a very deadly cocktail.

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On our last day, we dined at our hotel’s restaurant, and it turned out to be rather good!

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Is that a ridiculously generous serving of mussels or what?

One last post to go, and then I’ll finally be creating memories instead of reliving them. Not that it’s a bad thing.

In the meantime, I’m hungry! It’s a good thing I’ve got a bagel to suit the occasion.

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