A million years ago, sometime during the summer, Mike and I went to NYC for the weekend. It, like most of our trips, had no specific purpose. (Unless eating and drinking counts as a purpose.)
I don’t usually include a lot of hotel photos but am this time just because the hotel we stayed at (the Conrad) was weirdly nice. Especially for what I paid to stay there (zero dollars, thanks Hilton HHonors points!). I’ve stayed at some pretty nice hotels in NYC (The Bryant Park Hotel is probably my favourite) so I was surprised — even though Mike and I both have status with Hilton, I don’t really like staying at their hotels. But I do always like it when hotels include my name on the in-room tvs.
Just a note: all the photos in this entry were taken with my iPhone 4.
The room had a sitting area with a couch, desk, and tv, and a separate bedroom area. The decor was vaguely Asian, with lots of wood and sliding doors. In between the two areas was a wet bar, with a Nespresso machine, and a sink.
Also kind of Asian: having individual rooms for the toilet and the shower!
An insanely massive shower that could probably fit an entire family. An entire, weird family.
The bed area
The view from the window
Mike doing some laptop-ing in the sitting area.
I didn’t mention the best part of this hotel. THERE IS A SHAKE SHACK ATTACHED TO IT.
We ate at Momofuku, which I guess is no longer interesting, since there’s now a Momofuku in Toronto.
Blah blah blah, Momofuku ramen.
Random meal of pintxos — unlike Momofuku ramen, they’re something you still can’t get in Toronto.
Also to file under “things we don’t have in Toronto:” YAKITORI! Fun, delicious, and cheap.
Because we were in St. Mark’s Place already, we went to Decibel, a Japanese bar.
More fun in St. Mark’s Place: Japadog! I know it’s a Vancouver import, but hey, Japanese hot dogs.
Japanese curry is one of my favourite foods. And it’s even better if you put cheese on top of it.
And that’s it! Just a small entry of hotel and food pictures. We actually ate almost all of our meals either in the St. Mark’s area (it’s a Japanese food wonderland) or at Shake Shack. I’ve had lots of trips to NYC where I mostly ate in fancy restaurants, but I love cheap yakitori and beer just as much as I love Michelin stars.