Weekend in New York

I love New York in the Autumn, but a weekend in the big apple is just long enough to experience the city, do some shopping and get check out some of the latest eateries.


I always like to explore new places, this time i wanted to stay central so I chose The NoMad Hotel in the Flat Iron district.

On busy Broadway in a frenetic quarter of the Flatiron District just around the corner from the Ace Hotel, which owner-operators Sydell Group also developed.

You’re in easy walking district of Chelsea, The Meatpacking District and Madison Square Park, and close to subways going up town and down.


The original NYC's Russ & Daughters Appetizing Store has been serving the best smoked fish in the US for more than 100 years.  It's a true must visit.  Located nearly next door to Katz's Deli creates the epicenter of New York's Jewish food culture and an unforgettable back to back noshing experience.  Russ & Daughters Cafe is what happens when the next generation takes over and merges the old with the new.

In this case it's the 4th generation of the Russ family finally giving their customers "a place to sit down".


Harold Moore makes his NYC return after the abrupt shutter of Commerce, a neighborhood favorite. Harold Meat + Three is ostensibly patterned after the Southern cafeterias, but frankly bears little relation to the concept other than the name. But you will find a selection of gussied up American vernacular classics like prime rib and fried chicken.

The menu is priced in tiers of $19, $29, and $39 per meat plus three selections.

The cheaper options include things like meatballs and burgers, while the middle tier offers pork ribs and flounder. You want steak or lobster? That will cost $39. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Eater NY's senior critic was generally impressed with a meal there deeming the chicken and dumplings "superb."

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