Sunday, April 5, 2009

We ate, We drank, We conquered

So..Kristen, Gyeong, Jason and I went to New York City for 3 days. We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.We dressed up and drank at the Bull and The Bear bar while Fox News filmed "Happy Hour" every evening. (needless to say we were not in our element)
The first night while we were drinking at the bar, guess who walked in! My favorite favorite show stars! The Deadliest Catch on Discovery is one of my favorite shows and Sig (From the Northwestern) and Keith (from the Maverick) came in! I flipped my lid..no lie.Then we went to Mario Batali's restaurant Babbo for a wonderful mealthe next morning, we walked! And Walked!
The Statue of LibertyThe New York Stock Exchange (notice the SWAT team with dogs in the bottom right. The place was on lock down and had been for months apparently)Jason wrestled a bullWe visited Ground Zero..the museum was tough but well worth the tripLunch in Chinatown-YUMMY!Brooklyn BridgeEmpire State buildingDamn rats kept getting in the wayAnd..yes..that was all one day! Needless to say we needed a wind down evening. So dinner at Frankie and Johnnies steakhouse, an old speakeasy that had WONDERFUL steaks!We managed to drink a lot this night. Random bar shot..after random Absinthe shotTimes square at nightThe next day we were a little slow to rise..but once we got going ..we realized we would need a nap before dinner! But we hit FAO SchwartzAnd Rockefeller CenterThen after a nap..we got dressed up for Gordon Ramsey's (Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares) The London restaurant. Before the meal we walked down 5th Avenue...we were dressed to actually go IN those stores. Of course, you can take the girls out of the country...
Apparently..Gucci does not allow photography in the store. I found this out after this shot of Kristen modeling som 500 dollar Gucci sunglasses..shhh
The meal was phenomenal!And we got a tour of the kitchen!The next day Kristen and I got up early (after a late night at Miche's house) and went to Rockefeller center to be on the Today Show. Our luck was not there as we didn't get on TV, but we did get some photos of some familiar faces.
Lenny!Lester!The whole weekend gang
You can see more photos on Gyeong's blog or click here to view my photobucket album.

6 comments:

IHateToast said...

obviously you had a miserable time. i think you 4 should go back for a do-over. you might need to do a few do-overs to get it just right.

thebellagreyhound said...

jealous jealous jealous
need I say more?!

Life With Dogs said...

What a trip! I am only 5 hours from NYC by car and have not been in years. You just reminded me how much fun it can be.

Anyone want to dogsit three infamous, poorly trained dogs with bad attitudes? ;)

gyeong said...

I need to go run a marathon to work off everything I ate in NYC.

pineland said...

I am jealous of the awesome things you guys are always doing! Who watches all those hounds when you guys are away? This pics are awesome and it looks like a great time! I need to get out more in Miami.....

Jabberwocky said...

Great random bar shot -- perfectly filtered through Absinthe! I'm afraid to ask what exactly that is in the Chinatown window, though...