Sweet and Savory Takes New York!

We took some sweet bites and some savory bites out of the big apple, what can we say, we love New York! 

4 days of adventure and still so much more to conquer. Even public transportation struggles couldn't hold our taste buds back. From Manhattan to Soho, to Harlem, New York by far has some awesome eats.

Check out our summary of some of our experiences! 

Blue Smoke

Our first day consisted of stumbling upon this BBQ gem that was not far from our hotel in Battery Park. Google Maps hooked us up big time. NY has slowing been gaining traction as a BBQ hot spot. Everyone knows Texas is known for grilling with the best and we got to be the judge of this claim. 

Literally, everything was good but what knocked it out of the park was the Smoked Chicken Wings with Alabama White Sauce. Who knew you would put a white sauce other than Ranch or Blue Cheese on wings?! This called for a repeat trip as we grabbed some wings to go on Sunday night. 

Rosa Mexicano

Who comes all the way from Texas only to end up eating at a Mexican restaurant? We do! We enjoyed some different yet delicious Tortilla Soup. This soup had a richer broth that made this dish a great appetizer. Enchiladas and Carnitas taco set-up were soon to follow with rice and beans served family style.


We died on the subway trying to get to Harlem (The subway was packed and missed our stop then took an Uber) and ended up in Golden Brown Fried Chicken Heaven! Melba's is a soul food restaurant in Harlem that definitely feeds the soul. We had chicken with waffles, french toast, and pancakes. All were each a winning combo for us.  


Red Rooster

Despite getting lost, we loved Harlem and decided to take a trip back to try Chef Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster on Easter Sunday. We just barely missed to the brunch cut off and had to do the dinner menu. Got a chance to try the famous Cornbread, Mac & Greens, and Deviled Eggs. Our entrees were the Shrimp and Jerk Pork Belly Hot Rice and the Yard Bird that included fried chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, and collard greens.


On our last day before heading to the airport, we found a real New York diner to have a quick breakfast. We enjoyed bagels, omelets, and some Croissant French as we recapped on our trip.

We can't wait until our next food adventure! 

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