Re”eating” the Past…

So, it has begun.

And no. I am not referring to school. Nor do I allude to studying, rehearsals, tests, and all other glorious aspects of my new life here in the big ol’ city.

I am speaking of something of far greater importance.

Something that holds a dear place in my heart.

Something, my dear reader, that is beyond words.

That is.

Food.

Or as my good musical friend Oliver would put it “food! glorious food!”

Yes. New York City, a city known for its diverse and delectable eatables, is where I now reside.. and boy am I sure glad about it!

So as you may or may know, this is not my very first time walking the hallowed streets of the big apple. Actually the main reason that I am now donning the proud purple and white is because of an experience I had a year ago. A summer program that I attended here at NYU. A summer program that, I would say, pretty much changed my life.

Yes, yes. I am referring to the abundant knowledge I gained and people I met but more importantly a different aspect of my being was touched.

My taste buds.

Oh, the glorious discovery of so many good eats was spectacular!

And, these past few days, as I made the big leap to life here, I decided to satisfy my craving for some of the past by visiting a select few of my favorite eateries.

1. Schnippers “Quality Kitchen” at 41st street and 8th av

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This is the home of (I kid you not.)

The Worlds Greatest Grilled Cheese.

(And an incredible Cookies ‘n’ Cream milkshake doesn’t hurt!)

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2. Little Italy Mulberry Street

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Here is a list of why this little neighborhood of New York is the best:

A. Italian food is the best food ever invented.

B. Pasta.

C. Little Italy is literally a street of endless Italian restaurants.

D. Pasta.

E. Super courteous male Italian waiters work at all these restaurants and say “Mama Mia” when you choose to eat at theirs. (Seriously. This just happened to me. It. Was. Awesome.)

F. Pasta.

and oh yea, one more thing…

E. Pasta.

If those reasons weren’t enough.. I hear that a picture is worth a thousand words.. so…. Take a gander at my glorious meal of last night…

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Penne alla Vodka anyone?

Our restaurant of choice this time around visiting my favorite little neighborhood was called Sofia’s.

Creme Brulee for dessert  Yum. O.

Creme Brulee for dessert
Yum. O.

Seriously you need to go. right now. get off the couch. get up from that chair. buy a plane ticket to NYC. and GO TO LITTLE ITALY!!

And for the third stop on our trip…

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A mini cupcake store.

Need I say more?

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This cute place has the tiniest 2 bite cupcakes so you can try all kinds of different flavors!

My personal favs? Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cinnamon, and Chocolate Chip Pancake.

So there you have it folks. My mini food tour of rediscovery! I visited my top three favorite eaten’ shops and relived the happy moments from a year ago! I have to say, it sureย was weird not sharing all this incredible food with my awesome friends from last summer but it was still great!

Check back soon as I venture out into the city even more to discover new great places to munch and crunch!

Love and Music,

Kelsey. ย โค

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