Like most people I fell in love with New York the first time I visited in 2010. Since then I’ve been back once a year mostly for Advertising Week but this year a friend and I went to the big apple for Red Bull Music Academy Festival during long weekend and stayed in Brooklyn. We both love food and cocktails so the main purpose of this trip outside of making to the Storm Rave and the Brooklyn Record Flea, consciously or not, was eating. Here are the highlights.
Lunch at Sweet Chick: a pretty popular place in Williamsburg so it is bound to have a wait, in our case it was almost an hour but it was worth it. During the wait you can walk around the neighborhood and grab a local coffee. The restaurant staff are very friendly, the food is amazing and comes in very generous portions, and the cocktail menu is quite rich as well. Sweet Chick turned me onto baby kale and I will never go back.
Drinks at the Diviera Drive: found this restaurant by complete accident while walking around – one of the best mimosas I’ve ever had. The place itself is quite lovely, half indoor half outdoor, has a very retro vibe and gets a fair share of sun in the afternoon. Next year the goal is try it out for dinner.
Tacos from De Ricky’s Mexican Restaurant: a very unassuming family joint in Sunset Park with a single table outside. De Ricky’s make authentic Mexican tacos that will take you back to the beach with a single bite. It is important to remember that this isn’t fine dining, it’s a whole in the wall that makes great food.
More photos from this trip can be seen on Instagram under the #XONYC15 hashtag.