An Inebriated Epicurean’s Taste of NYC

NYCWe love NYC. Every visit we discover new places to enjoy, some courtesy of our friends, others we stumble upon. This last trip we found some great new bars, restaurants and just places to hang. One of these is The Jeffrey, “a bespoke craft beer, cocktails and espresso bar combining two storefronts in one under the Queensboro Bridge on East 60th St The draft beers were a collection of hard-to-find brews and we enjoyed these as well as some yummy eats. The Red Beet Devilled Eggs were fantastic! Among the brews we enjoyed were the Jolly Pumpkin Fuego, which had a nice hit of heat, and the Virtue Cider, a nice tart little number on a chilly afternoon. This trip we also made a visit to an old favorite, Zabar’s  the best ever gourmet kosher deli located on the Upper West Side. We indulged in bagels and smoked salmon before trekking across Central Park to The Jeffrey. Also on the Upper West Side is Luke’s Lobster a lobster shack you can easily miss if you are not looking for it. There are other locations in NYC and it is well worth seeking this little gem out. Speaking of seafood, we also made the trek to the East Village to partake of a couple of our all-star favorites, Upstate – an oyster and craft brew bar, and Zum Schneider, Scot’s must-do for pork knuckle. The last couple of visits to this establishment we have been treated to brews on the house. Nice! They must like us! On this trip we also discovered that one of our favorite oyster bars, Grand Central Oyster Bar, has an outpost in terminal C at Newark Airport. We usually fly in and out of terminal A which is a rather sad and pitiful part of the airport with no decent food choices. There is a shuttle from terminal C to A every 5 minutes and it leaves just down from the oyster bar. Easy! We had a fabulous clam chowder and a cheeky sav blanc for lunch before heading to our flight on our journey home. All in all another great trip to NYC. Next up: Quebec City for my birthday so I am sure I will have some great food and wine stories from there.

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