Back from NY

Breakfast on the run (balanced on my leg) from Amy’s Bread.
It’s been quite a week. We visited the Empire State Building, American Girl Place, Build-a-Bear, Cole Haan, Toys R Us, the Liberty Science Center (sailing past the Statue of Liberty on the way), the NY Hall of Science, the old World’s Fair grounds, Coney Island, the Bronx Zoo, and MoMA with plenty of trips to the nearby Central Park. (We also visited Ground Zero, which I had not been to since September 2001, when I covered it for the magazine I worked for at that time. )

We got back about four hours ago and have spent those last 240 minutes doing laundry and packing for our impending move before collapsing on the couch. We are exhausted.

I ordered pizza for dinner, as I am not a masochist (though the laundry and packing suggest otherwise).

Normal, recipe-testing posts should resume on Thursday. In the meantime, here’s a rundown of some of the great food we ate on our trip:
Homemade Granola at EJ’s Lunchonette — Third Ave. at 73rd St.
Banana Walnut pancakes and ginger scones at the Boerum Hill Food Company
143 Smith St., Brooklyn
Scallion pancakes, twice cooked pork, and some sort of house special with pork and orange peel that I can’t remember the name of (Shredded Pork with Szechuan Pickled Vegetables?) at Pig Heaven — 1540 Second Ave. near 80th St.
Margherita pizza with fresh basil at Totonno’s — 1544 Second Avenue betweeen 80th and 81st St.
Hot dogs with sweet onions or kraut and spicy mustard at Nathan’s on the Coney Island boardwalk
A very filling caramel rice pudding at Rice to Riches — 37 Spring St. between Mott and Mulberry St
The world’s best cannolis at Veniero’s –342 East 11th St. between First and Second Aves. (the cafe service leaves something to be desired)
Curried chicken salad, “brunette” praline spread, and sweet waffles at Le Pain Quotidien — 77th Street between Second and Third Aves.

Zucchini muffins and iced coffee at Amy’s Bread — 672 Ninth Avenue between 46th & 47th Sts.

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