I keep a mental shortlist of New York City restaurants, bakeries, and food-centric destinations I want to visit — this week, I ticked off Smith Canteen and La Esquina (both worth the wait and do-able with kids.) Smith Canteen is an easy and delicious takeout lunch — don’t forget a chocolate chip fleur de sel cookie to go — and La Esquina is awesome for streetside tacos and people-watching (yes, they have breakfast tacos, too. Get psyched.)
Still on my list:
Seersucker (from the same peeps as Canteen)
Hester Street Fair (they’re doing a Kid’s Day with special kid-friendly foods this weekend if you’re in town)
And, not open until December, but I am sooo excited about 606 R&D, from City Bakery’s Ilene Rosen. Finally, a bit of City Bakery comes to Brooklyn. Hooray!
And on and on….
It’s the moms’ Big Birthday Weekend around here — we’ll be celebrating at new fave Vinegar Hill House.
What’s on your gotta-get-there food list?
May your Labor Day Weekend be filled with end-of-summer fun, good food, and lots of laughs with the kids!
See you back here next week, when it’ll be time (already!) for back-to-school madness. Whoa.