Okay, I'm here in New York City and the wifi in my hotel room is wonky as fuck! So I'm jjust going to post some photos from last night and be done with it. Here we go...
There's New York City from my aisle seat on the plane. I'll spare you the delays and bullshit from American Airlines, at least we're here and I didn't get arrested this time!
Okay, I got all checked in at my hotel and now here we are at Penn Station. I thought we'd hit a few familiar spots in the East Village tonight.
It's rush hour here and I almost forgot how crazy it is here at this time of night.
Here's the train...
The place looks the same, I love it in here!
Here's Tessa working behind the counter. She's been here since the place opened, but i had never met her. I asked her if the Wombacher was still on the menu...
And she pointed out that it still was! Hot damn, time for dinner in the Lower East Side!
And here it is, served up by Eric and Tessa.
It's delicious and it brings a new meaning to the words, "Eat me."
Right down the block from Tompkins Square Bagels is one of my favorite New York bars, Lucy's.
This is one of New York's best dive bars, and I see a familiar face back there...
It's Lucy, serving up the first of many beers to be had tonight. I'm not driving, so I can have more than two tonight. It was great to see Lucy and catch up with her. Lucy told me she's been running this bar for over 34 years.
The bottles behind the bar stand unlit and at attention.
Tables line the wall opposite the bar.
There's two pool tables in the back of the bar.
Here's a shot from the back of the bar.
Another bartender has shown up tonight...
And there he is...
Heavy metal Ray! It was great to see him again!
I got one of his world famous egg creams and it was delicious as it always is.
Ray and I talked about our mutual friend, Bob Arihood, who passed away a few years ago. I sure miss Bob, but it was great reuniting with Ray, The Duncester, Lucy, Kasia and Terra and Eric from Tompkins Square Bagels. Okay, i'm off to enjoy this vacation, we'll see you all tomorrow!