Despite the pending snow storm (NYC has yet to see more than a few flurries) there is an buzz in the air urging us out of our apartments. So this weekend we are excited to go, see and do the things on our running “must-list” – which gets quite long during the frigid winter months.
First stop The General. We know what you’re thinking –trendy modern Asian cuisine for breakfast? Not exactly.. They have just started offering baked goods for the morning crowd - and we are not talking muffins and bagels. We’re headed there for Coco Puffs with Coco Cream doughnuts and a breakfast pretzel bomb, or two.
Or for a more substantial brunch we’ll head to Il Buco Alimentari. They have something for everyone from home-made ricotta with jam and fruit to Torta Pasqualina (Tuscan kale, eggs, and parmagiano). We’ve also heard the olive oil cake is heaven paired with prosecco - noted.
After strolling up Bowery and possibly getting a coffee at standby Peels, we’re heading up to the MoMA to gather inspiration at the Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light exhibit. Bill Brant is a founding figure in modern photography and this exhibit displays his evolution from working as a photojournalism during WWII to his famed series of nudes. We can’t leave before stopping by Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925. The exhibit celebrates the rise of the abstract movement and traces its path via artists and mediums, and through nations and time - a must-see.
To cap off the day we are headed east to Battersby. We have been dying to try this Smith Street gastronome-mecca and think this is the weekend. We may try their spontaneous tasting menu, however, the current menu may be too good to pass up. We’ll have the Crisp Kale Salad, Fettuccine, Fregola Sarda, Crystal Valley Chicken… one of everything, please.
Once back in SoHo we think a stop by the new Rogue & Cannon will be the perfect night cap. Their cocktail menu is unparalleled and if you didn’t get enough at dinner they have an interesting menu with late night classics and a few rogue offerings sprinkled in (like a peanutbutter burger!).
Looking forward to the weekend - looks like it will be a good one.