Hi lady liberty! Thanks for having us!
Now let's get to the good stuff... The baked goods!
Friedman's Lunch. Because when you're on vacay, drinking wine at noon on a Friday is no biggie! Then we promptly popped some chocolates at Jacques Torres Chocolate, the blood sugar started flowing, and we were in business.
Ruthy's had these impressive cartoon cupcakes. They had some amazing cakes too, someone back there has some bad ass skills with a pastry bag. We also tried rugelach cookies. I liked them, but John looooved them. He grew up with a Yugoslavian grandma, and the flavors in that cookie took him way back. We had a rugelach moment. It happens.
Eleni's makes some pretty unreal painted cookies in just about every theme you can imagine.
I have no words for this cuteness.
We felt weird snapping photos, but Amy's Bread had a giant picture window into their kitchen. I stood with my mouth open watching the most efficient people on earth rolling dough, weighing dough, shaping dough, wash, rinse, repeat. I really wanted to put on an apron and join them. Amy, call me!
Fat Witch Bakery. Their baby brownies were the perfect size for two bakery crawlers. I loved their "walnut baby", but wasn't as crazy about the "blonde baby". I think, ironically, I'm just not a huge fan of blondies in general.
Photo from Crumbs.com
At Crumbs we powered down a cookies n' cream cupcake. People literally stopped us in the park to ask where it came from. It was huge and delicious, a definite cupcake inspiration.
Magnolia Bakery, we ate the world's best pumpkin whoopie cookie filled with salted caramel buttercream. Mary Dryfoos, if you're reading this, we bought you a little gift box from Magnolia, then I forgot to bring it when we met for drinks that night. I feel terrible, and we owe you cookies!
Oh, and that's right. The marathon!
Hi Jared! This is Jared from Subway. I joked on Facebook that my only goal was to beat Jared. It just so happens that at Mile 25.8, I was getting my last wind as Jared was slowing down, and I scooted right by him. Good job Jared, maybe you'll beat me next time ;-).
Other places we went:
The View Lounge
Terrace Bagels - OMG. I'm dreaming of these bagels!
Friends Pizza Cafe