While we still haven’t had a sit-down tea party here (yet), we did get to stop in on Alice’s Tea Cup on the upper west side. It was too hot outside to enjoy hot tea but Zoe loved the sweet flower shaped sugar cookies (and all the princess dresses)! Later she stole my phone in Central Park to take pictures of her feet, and then met a friend in the fountain at the Time Warner building.
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Posted in Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Parenting, Travel, tagged Alice, central park, children, cool off, fountain, girls, grass, green, iphone, Manhattan, new york city, s Tea Cup, summer, Sunday outting, tea party, Time Warmer building, travel with kids, water, what to do with kids on June 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged active kids, bazooka, candy, candy cigarettes, gum, history, Jewish businesses in NYC, Jewish kids, kids, lollipops, lower east side, Manhattan, NYC, old fashioned candy, passover, pez, sweets, travel, treats on March 20, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Economy Candy at 108 Rivington Street is another thriving business in the Lower East Side that has a.) been standing since 1937 and b.) been run by the same Jewish family for all these years. Their mission is to sell good candy at a good price – and now the place is somewhat of a museum of candies from the past as well as candy of the present. Remember candy cigarettes and Pez? See more oldies here on their website and check out the store jam packed with yummy cavity inducing stuff in the photos below (it reminded me a bit of our last candy store run here).
Posted in Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Home Shuling, Jewish Life, Parenting, tagged active kids, bagels, city kids, food, hamentashen, history, immigrant, Jewish cuisine, Jewish History, Jewish kids, Jewish life, LES, lower east side, lox, Russ and Daughters on March 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Of course while in the Lower East Side of Manhattan one cannot help but stop in to Russ and Daughters – another fixture in the neighborhood since the early 1900s. I have memories of walking a few blocks with friends to get to some lox and schmear on weekends when I lived nearby in the LES – but I had no idea that even Martha Stewart had by now become such a big fan. You gotta love their website page of Lower East Side history and Yiddishisms (see it here.)
Posted in Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Home Shuling, Jewish Life, Parenting, tagged cooking, history, Jewish History, Jewish kids, Jewish life, kids, lower east side, matzo, NYC, passover, Pesach, Streit's on March 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
An advantage to living in NYC is being near its rich Jewish culture and neighborhoods full of Jewish history. A place like Streit’s Matzo Factory has been around for so long (since 1925) they seem happy to accommodate constant requests to see the inside of the same 4 adjoining buildings on Rivington Street that has been their factory for decades. Now they even throw a Passover Palooza for kids that ends with tours of the famous matzo making facilities. Mama Doni was performing live in the area that is normally filled with boxes of outgoing matzo shipments. We got a free CD, a dance party, warm matzo ‘hot off the presses’ and at the end we went to the Streit’s store to stock up on matzo (for next week) of course!
Posted in Food Adventures, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged Astoria, children, eats, Hinomaru Ramen, Japanese food, japanese soda, kids, marble soda, miso, motherhood, parenting, Queens, ramen, restaurants, soup, sushi on March 15, 2013 | 1 Comment »
It’s always fun to find new great eats in our own Borough. Hinomaru Ramen is a favorite of friends of ours – who live in Astoria and constantly crave the Niku Man buns (pulled pork on sweet buns). We had vegetarian options and the kids loved the Japanese sodas with a glass marble in the bottle to keep the soda from pouring too fast. Now that it’s getting colder (again) I could go for some warm ramen! Enjoy your weekend.
this photo from HinoMaru Ramen website:
Posted in Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged animals, children, diet, environment, food, food adventures, kids, lifestyle, Manhattan, Metropolitan Pavilion, NY Vegetarian Festival, NYC, parenting, vegan, vegetarian on March 12, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
While I’m not 100 percent ‘off’ of meat, I do live with a vegetarian and – truth be told – I do like the idea of saving the environment and some animals by eating less of it. We got a nice warm welcome to the NY Vegetarian Festival at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan however. The folks at the door loved the idea of kids coming around to test the nibbles. There were puppets being made of recycled materials, crafts and coloring, and of course some veg meat options (Ezra loved the faux jerky) to try. My kids love beans and Indian food so they sampled this the most!