Archive for August, 2011

24th August
2011
written by Cleone

Mardi Gras king cake and condensed milk snoball

Shaved ice has gotten really popular in NYC in the last couple of years.  Someone said it is the new cupcake.  My friend Jennie told me about this place called Imperial Woodpecker Sno-balls in the West Village and suggested I go try the shaved ice there.  So after the High Line, Kenny and I stopped by to check it out.  As if we haven’t had enough icy treats that day!  (more…)

19th August
2011
written by Cleone

Walking the High Line

Jenny, Kenny, and I met at the High Line one afternoon.  The High Line is a park built on the abandoned railroad tracks along the west side of Manhattan and currently spans 24 blocks.  We started at the Beer Garden at W.30th Street and 10th Avenue.  Beer gardens have gotten increasingly popular in NYC and usually pop up during the summer months.  Some are in open spaces attached to a bar or on a rooftop with sweeping views of the city.  We need a beer garden in Honolulu!  It would be a great idea plus it would be open year round because the weather is perfect all year!  (more…)

16th August
2011
written by Cleone

Single cheeseburger and Arnold Palmer

I met up with a couple of old friends from high school for lunch at Shake Shack on the Upper West Side.  The original one is literally a shack in Madison Square Park and has been extremely popular since it first opened.  The line was so long that the owners installed a video camera, aka the Shack Cam, one day showing a live feed of the line so you can check how long the wait is from your computer and plan accordingly.  That was the first year it opened in 2004.  In the last couple of years, they have expanded into brick and mortar stores all around the city as well as some cities in other states and even in the Middle East! (more…)

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