Megan and Calvin in New York December 2012 {Day 1/4}

8 Dec

Calvin and I went on a great and exhausting trip last weekend to the Big Apple. This getaway couldn’t have come at a better time than a mere 24 hours after my last class for the semester.

However, that meant packing in last minute fashion up until our early morning flight and spending the first morning/afternoon in a sleep-deprived and somewhat giddy daze.

The two weary travellers arrived at Chelsea Market for some breakfast and fun things to nibble on. Calvin had his heart set on a certain crustacean.

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Ronnybrook Dairy, Chelsea market

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First coffee of the morning–Ronnybrook Dairy, Chelsea Market

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Avocado and Gruyere Sandwhich–Ronnybrook Dairy, Chelsea Market

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Ronnybrook Dairy, Chelsea Market

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Eggs in tomato Stew with spring onion potatoes–Ronnybrook Dairy, Chelsea Market

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Archway lights weren’t operational yet but they’re beautiful when lit. Man to the right working hard, stringing each bulb one at a time–Chelsea Market

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Spices & Tease, Chelsea Market

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Asked for a container of my own to take home–Spices & Tease, Chelsea Market

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Picked the Strawberry Lemon Green Tea–Spices & Tease, Chelsea Market

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Marrakech Green Tea–Spices & Tease, Chelsea Market

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“Feel Well Balanced’ Mix–Spices & Tease, Chelsea Market

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Ducked into Market Basket, a hoarder’s heaven filled with odd bits and bobs, gourmet food, and too many baskets.

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Jars on jars of outlandish preserves

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A connoisseur of postcards

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Salves…

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Peanut butter…

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Chocolate…

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Tea….

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NYC paraphernalia…
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Bloody mary mix…among many other things.

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Having digested breakfast, it was time for the main event: The Lobster Place

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Named her Sally.

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After the bacchanalia of lobster and butter, we explored more of Chelsea Market and came across Jacques Torres Chocolate.

Needless to say, the prices were jacked sky high so it was nice to just see all that chocolate converge in one place.

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 A good old fashioned knife sharpening at Chelsea Market

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Just when you’d think the eating would come to a stop, I impulsively came back with a meat pie while Calvin went off to buy a drink. It wasn’t very good–dry and over seasoned. But Chelsea Market, which can sometimes rest on its laurels for being located below the Food Network HQ, is typically hit or miss like that.

Vegetable lamb pie–Tuck Shop, Chelsea Market

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Brussel Sprouts–Tuck Shop, Chelsea Market

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The Mariners finally make their way out of Lotos Land and head to their hotel in Queens for a little nap before the Cotto vs. Trout fight later that night.

Not before enjoying the sights of NYC and spotting the best steak house facade.

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Several hours later, here we are at Madison Square Garden!

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Got overpriced hotdogs and beer and missed seeing Cotto walking by our section, just a few feet away.

Amazing seats!

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Cotto lost but it was a good fight

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A little christmas spirit at Penn Station. On our way back to the hotel for the night.

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