I’ve said it before, but I’m getting super nostalgic for all my NYC favorites. Every day that passes is another day closer to our move out of the city. Being back in Manhattan has made it even easier to revisit some of my faves with Baby Q in tow, even if sometimes getting there is a bit of a walk. I bundled up Q, put him in our Ergobaby 360 carrier zipped up inside my new Modern Eternity 3 in 1 coat and we were off!
While it might be chilly, I find everything in NYC even more enjoyable while NYC is dolled up in its holiday best. You’ll find “Christmas tree farms” sprinkled across NYC’s street corners and every store from boutique to bar decorated with all things red, green and sparkly.
Today we made our way to the East Village / Alphabet City, the backdrop for my earliest memories of living in NYC and one of my favorite Manhattan neighborhoods. Winding our way through the streets I was reminded of many fond nights (and days!). From karaoke at Second on Second (RIP) and Planet Rose to brunches at Poco and one glorious New Year’s Eve at Zum Schneider with just my sister and a bar full of strangers – the memories go on and on and on.
We made our way down East 7th, the street I always joked I could live on and be content to never leave. There was a time when that two block stretch from Second Avenue to Avenue A had all of my favorite spots to eat in the city. As is the case throughout the city, many have disappeared over the years – the most recent being Porchetta. Thankfully many are still there – including Butter Lane, Luke’s Lobster, Pylos, Caracas, and Big Gay Ice Cream.
I’d planned on grabbing coffee at Abraço, but found their original location shuttered. I later learned that thankfully they are alive and well, across the street at their new address – 86 East 7th Street. Instead, I ended up visiting another East Village staple – Ninth Street Espresso.
We then made our way over to Post, the spot I’ve been wanting to try. T sent me this article back in November and I’d been wanting to find a time to make my way over there ever since. I wanted to take advantage of the somewhat warm-ish temps before the impending Polar Vortex makes its way in to check out this very new addition to the neighborhood.
The restaurant was quiet when I arrived (aside from Q’s occasional noises), but it was picking up as I left with others coming in for lunch. I had to try their sausage biscuit – house made chicken sausage, egg and cheese. Reviews said their biscuits were quite good, but I’ll admit, I’m usually disappointed by biscuits in NYC (aside from Pies ‘n Thighs, which nails it). I have to say, this is one of the best I’ve ever had in the city. Flaky, fluffy… an all-around winner. The chicken sausage was flavorful with just the right amount of pow in the spices.
According to their website, it sounds like dinner will be coming soon. I will have to make a return trip to see what that holds, or maybe for the avocado biscuit (which looked quite good as well)!
Post – 42 Avenue B (at East 4th Street) – 646.541.0922