It still amazes me how much can be packed into a day in NYC!
First amazing surprise was that I thought I was gonna have to work and then I didn't!!!!
So started off my Saturday with Brunch at Sanford’s in Astoria. How did I not know about this place??? It was sooooo yummy.
They offer prefixe brunch menu at 14$ for coffee/tea & either juice/mimosa/screw driver. I had the Florentine Frittata that came with literally the best home fries I've ever had and toast! (Portions are HUGE here come hungry)
It was so good and fresh! The home fries were crispy (just how I like em) and well seasoned.
Next was the crunchy chicken ciabatta: breaded chicken with thick but ham and melted cheese on a fresh Ciabatta bread! And because the sandwich isn't enough they come with french fries!
I will be going back here specifically to just try the desserts they had.
After that it was definitely time to loosen the belt!
Now most new Yorkers never EVER do the things tourist do but I really wanted to try and go into the statue of liberty.... Note: you need a whole day to wait in line to go there. The line was horrific and reminded me of why locals never go here. But I must say Battery Park is beautiful and if you're on a budget the station Island ferry is free and simple to get to. However not too far of a walk and you get to South Street Sea port where you can spend an entire day!
There are helicopter and boat rides that leave regularly! I went on the Shark.... SIT IN THE FRONT it is the only way NOT to get soaked.
A 30 min ride is about 24$ and is well worth it! One of the best ways to get a different view of the city!
They also have sailboat rides as well ranging from 25$-50$ which I want to go back and try for sure.
At the seaport you can also drink outside!!! This isn't something too easy to come by in the city and the views here were great! 5$ pina coladas, margaritas, and beers!
Then it was back to Astoria to try another fabulous restaurant; Mexicue!
Holy S*** this place was awesome. First of all the beer list in immense and they offer Delaware beer and you know that hold a special place in my heart :) Now onto the food
They give you 2 huge tortilla chips one blue corn/one white corn and a shot glass of pureed salsa. Then we ordered the classic guacamole. The guac was fresh and so tasty! They had 3 different kinds and they do a sampling as well! Only do that if you have like 4 people.
I got the brisket tacos that were STUFFED with enough for 4 tacos. The meat was tender and so flavorful! Then because I had no idea what I was getting into ordered the chicken quesadilla with caramelized onions and covered in a spicy sauce. Only get one or the other or share because I was totally defeated by them and could not finish.
Also at the table was the mexi-q burger covered in gooey cheese and avocados and served up with fries. This burger was on crack; it was huge! So good the person had a dream about it the next day!
Another amazing Day in NYC J