To say that I had a blast in NYC over the labor day weekend somehow doesn't quite cut it. Although I don't remember a single time I wasn't able to have a good time in NYC, this time it was extra special cuz I actually planned out what I wanted to do. Thanks to the plan, my friends and I were able to go all over town for some truly awesome food, and got to do a lot of other things as well. Just to highlight a few, we got to attend a matinee showing of the Avenue Q which was surprisingly good, then danced the night away at the Shelter with Sam while watching some pretty damn good Japanese and black house dancers do they thang. Trying our best to take advantage of the tax free weekend, we walked everywhere in midtown and in SoHo seeking out some fresh gear as well. We certainly couldn't pass on the chance to attend the timely viewing of Makoto Shinkai's latest masterpiece at the MoMA, either. We then topped our last night with a show at the Blue Note where Ron Carter played a somewhat over-rearranged version of My Funny Valentine. As you can see, we really crammed a lot of events into the 2 full days we were there for.

I have to say that the culinary journey we were on was extraordinarily exceptional, as well. I always make a point never to eat the same thing twice while I'm travelling, and this time was no exception. Italian at Vespa, dim sum at Jing Fong, Ice Cream at the Ice Cream Factory, Indian at Sukhadia, French at Jean Georges, Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki at Otafuku, Cheesecake at Junior's, all-you-can-eat-BBQ at Yakiniku JuJu, and finally my "usual" at Gam-Mee-Ok... Ah... New York... Gotta love that city!

UPDATE: Photos are online!

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