West Village Wandering
The West Village is one of my favorite neighborhoods in NYC. With it’s quaint restaurants and beautiful townhouses, I find myself getting lost amongst the beauty of it all. Sometimes I’ll treat myself to lunch at Buvette or it’s sister restaurant Via Carota and other times I grab a slice of good ol’ Joe’s pizza on Carmine as soon as I get off the train at West 4th street.
Tacos on Bleecker
Mario and I got together for a special treat at Tacombi on Bleecker street. This is a beautiful open space for fresh squeezed juice cocktails and tacos. Try the Avocado tostada and the Veracruzana Campechanas.
I especially love all of the bright colors. It’s so inviting and makes you want to stick around and graze all day. I found the cocktails to be particularly special because they use an agave wine instead of tequila. There’s less alcohol content, but it tastes great! Enjoy an array of juices such as grapefruit, lime, pineapple and watermelon- all freshly squeezed!
Get your Grove on
After our tacos, I wanted to show Mario one of my favorite streets in the neighborhood. Grove street is quintessential West Village. It is home to two of my favorite restaurants in New York and some of the most beautiful townhomes in the neighborhood. Via Carota is a cozy, rustic italian restaurant with the best Branzino I’ve ever tasted. Buvette, a little piece of Paris in New York, serves french style tapas with a cute bar and a small outdoor seating area.
A three minute walk from Grove street and 7th avenue is Dominique Ansel Kitchen. I was craving one of his featured summer flavors on this near 90 degree day. Just don’t make the same mistake we did. There are 2 different Dominique Ansel’s about 10 minutes apart. The SoHo location is famous for the Cronut. It’s different from the West Village location which is the only one that has the soft serve ice cream. July’s flavor is Cold Brew with an anise biscotto and dollop of milk foam. In August there will be dark-chocolate olive oil soft serve, dressed in a fig agrodolce and sea salt. I can’t wait to go back and try that flavor too!
Take me to the River
We ended the day with a walk down to the Hudson River Pier. After hitting the concrete all day, it was nice to just sit and take in the cool breeze coming off of the water.
Pier 45, also known as the Christopher Street pier is a little oasis in Manhattan. There’s also salsa lessons every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30. I’ll be hitting that up very soon.
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