Spend a full day eating and drinking your way through the Big Apple on New York’s Quintessential Cuisine & Craft Cocktails Daytrip!
More than anywhere else in the United States, New York represents the melting pot for which the country is known. Wave after wave of immigrants descended on New York, bringing their language, their culture, and perhaps most importantly, their FOOD! And, you’ll get to taste sweet and savory dishes from all four corners of the Earth!
You’ll start your survey of international eats and All-American treats from City Hall, where you’ll walk a short distance for a delicious Dutch delight. As you circle the Lower East Side, you’ll walk around Little Italy and Chinatown, where you can check out a century-old bakery, historic churches, famous markets, and other New York landmarks. Along the way, you will taste several wonderful treats from all over the globe. Try a Jewish knish and bagel, Mexican taco, Chinese dumpling, and much more! By the time you’re done eating your way through New York, you’ll feel like an expert on all the local hotspots for foreign cuisine!
When you think of New York, what you’re probably thinking about is Midtown. It’s all here: Times Square, Broadway, Grand Central, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, and on and on and on. In some ways, Midtown is the real New York. And, when you take New York’s Quintessential Cuisine & Craft Cocktails Daytrip, you’re on the inside track to becoming a local New Yorker!
Let your friendly and knowledgable guide lead you through hidden passageways, tunnels, and other shortcuts that allow true locals to get around the city without having to deal with hordes. Skip the flashy corporate chain restaurants and allow your guide to show you where the natives like to eat. Savor the best slice of pizza in Midtown. Stop for artisanal coffee and pastries. And, try a few other quintessential New York eats. By the time you’re done nom-nom-nomming, you’ll be tottering down to the next famous New York attraction.
Then, head to Tompkins Square, a popular hangout for radical, socialists, and other subversives. It’s an appropriate beginning for an evening filled with drinking and tales of anti-prohibitionists. The East Village already enjoys significant popularity as a nightlife hotspot; and, we’re going to see what we can do to further its reputation…
Next, we’ll hop on over to a drinking fountain that was dedicated by a famous advocate for temperance. It’s an ironic little piece of history, considering the night ahead. Then, we’ll hit one of the most popular cocktail bars in all of New York. You’ll get a chance to sample the goods, meet those who run the joint, and learn what really makes a craft cocktail a craft cocktail.
Finally, learn about how the Prohibition Era shaped New York, created a market for bootlegging and speakeasies, and fattened the wallets of both mobsters and politicians. Then, check out the locations of former speakeasies for yourself and have another cocktail. You’ll also get a chance to do some shopping at one of New York’s elite wine and spirits stores: Astor Wines. If you want to take home a unique souvenir, make sure you take a close look at some of the local offerings from nearby micro-distilleries. All told, you’ll enjoy 3 different craft cocktails during an evening that you won’t soon forget!
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