– have a look at the Cooper Union – interesting architecture
– stop at The Bowery for fireside drinks
– and Death & Co for speakeasy cocktails
– and Backroom is on my list for when I’m next in town – and there are plenty more. A bit further south near Wall Street there’s Dead Rabbit which is also fun – and should have $1 oysters at happy hour.
There’s much good coffee to be had in New Zealand. I only made a brief stop in Christchurch so the lists of places that ‘got away’ is longer than the list of those visited. Always nice to have something stored up for next time.
And on that note – whilst it is in a different sense stored up – this was also the first place I’ve come across that actively advertises the opportunity to ‘suspend an espresso’: A mouse called bean – incidentally, excellent espresso.
Sandwichic – small local deli in an old tailor’s shop – have one of their charcuterie boards, a glass of house red for next to nothing – and grab a stool outside and take it all in Via S. Gallo, 3 50129 Firenze http://goo.gl/maps/370O8
+ more of the many interesting places on Piazza Santo Spirito – a squareful ofless touristy – and seemingly worthwhile establishments. Also, an Eataly, whichever city it is in, is generally worth a brief visit. The Firenze one is here.
…and last but not least, here’s a wortwhile culinary app for you: