Sure, the sights and neighborhoods of New York were amazing to see and experience. But let’s be real about what will be some of the more memorable aspects of the trip – the taste of tacos, the smell of fresh-brewed coffee, and the “no-regrets-allowed” street vendor hotdog.
Our first night in New York, we went to this lovely Mexican restaurant, Toloache. Delicious guacamole, phenomenal paella, and perfect tacos – can’t beat it.
Another night we spent at Japanese restaurants in SoHo. The restaurant where we had the full dinner had 9 or 10 tables (which were huge) fitted with grills, where people cooked their own food. We had shrimp, squid, chicken, beef, and vegetables galore (plus dipping sauces and sides). And just when I thought I could eat no more, chocolate ice cream and green tea found their way to the table.
One of my favorite places we dined at was called SoHo Park – from the outside, it didn’t look very big.. But inside was fitted like a greenhouse, and there were trees with Christmas lights strung around and a live DJ. We had zucchini fries with some fancy dipping sauce, burgers, and milkshakes. The waitress humored our request to mix strawberry/chocolate and chocolate/vanilla in the milkshakes, and bless her for doing so, because they were delicious.