I’ve been in the USA for 5 days and so far I’ve been very busy. As soon as I arrived I got changed and we headed to an American football game (Jets vs Bears) for some serious tailgating!!
The guys cooked so much delicious food and there were a lot of drinks!! Jet lag and alcohol kicked in and I got very tired during the game.
Yesterday we headed to the west side meatpacking district to the High Line. If you are visiting NYC The High Line is definitely worth a visit. It is a disused railway turned into a long garden. It swirls above ground between buildings. Yesterday the weather was hot hot hot, perfect weather for walking on the High Line. There are benches to relax on and places to stop and eat and drink.
I think I would have preferred it if it was less busy, obviously still tourist season right now, with coaches of people pulling up on one end. Maybe in a month when it’s turned more autumnal it will be quieter.
After the long walk along the The High Line we headed to the Upper East side and had lunch at the East Pole. With no sign and quietly tucked away – it is a hidden delicious spot. The combinations of fresh in-season produce are creative. The menu is easy to interpret as they seem to be a mix of well known dishes with a twist. For example: we had a side dish of chips to share, but not just your basic chips. These chips had truffle oil and Parmesan cheese on them… mmmm delicious.
It would be a good spot to have lunch if you’ve been enjoying a visit to the Met museum or one of the many others around there.