I was born and raised in Kansas and learned to cook alongside my mother. Now, along with my wonderful husband, I have taken the plunge into the city life in New York. These are my food adventures: in my own tiny kitchen, and in the many restaurants of the city.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Tourists in our own City

I have always loved New York City, even before I ever made a trip here. Even without the theater there is so much to do: museums, shopping, concerts, and of course the restaurants and bars. Now that we live here, I feel like we haven't been bored once. Joe and I take our days off to just wander the streets and find new, interesting places, we see shows, and eat at as many different places as possible. There are many days where I feel like we are vacationing here instead of living here and these days have been so much fun.

Recently we toured the Museum of Natural History (or part of it--it is massive! I need to go back to see more):

We also took the ferry to Staten Island and were treated with a fireworks show happening in the harbor as we crossed:
And most recently, we made the trip to John's Pizza in the Village, for what some people claim is the best pizza in the city. John's pizza uses coal heated brick ovens to cook the pizzas, which turn out crispy, perfect, thin crusts. We got our usual peperoni (maybe boring, but our favorite!) and you can tell we enjoyed it immensely:
It also made me happy that they had a huge mural of the Blue Grotto on one of the walls. This is one of the places we went on our honeymoon (on Capri, off the coast of Naples, the "home of pizza" according to some):
If you are ever in the city, John's is worth the wait in line for a table (just remember they don't serve slices, whole pizzas only! And no credit cards, only cash) for a great pizza and a pitcher of beer. Especially tasty after a long day of sightseeing.

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