NYC Art Fairs and food

Ben and I recently jetted up to New York to visit a cluster of annual art fairs. We stayed at the Roosevelt which was clean and a great location. I'd stay there again! Art Fairs we visited:

• The Armory

The Big One! All the global heavy hitters piled into one pier. 

 Great pink rocket from the "Space Age" exhibit

Great pink rocket from the "Space Age" exhibit

 Here's Ben in front of some drawings by Robert Longo in the same exhibit

Here's Ben in front of some drawings by Robert Longo in the same exhibit

 We were very excited to stumble upon a doppleganger statue of me! This piece is by  Stephan Balkenhol  and is appropriately titled "Woman with Red Jacket". Find out more about  Stephan Balkenhol .

We were very excited to stumble upon a doppleganger statue of me! This piece is by Stephan Balkenhol and is appropriately titled "Woman with Red Jacket". Find out more about Stephan Balkenhol.

 Volta

The "little sister" show to the Armory. Smaller, emerging galleries focus on mini-solo shows of the artists they represent.

 Wish we had caught this artists name - incredible and fun oversized matchbooks

Wish we had caught this artists name - incredible and fun oversized matchbooks

 Bird's eye view of the Art on Paper fair

Bird's eye view of the Art on Paper fair

• Pulse

A fun balance of emerging and established artists, complete with some very engaging installations. The smallest fair, but arguably the one with the most punch

 Ben picking up a gig as a fluorescent barkeep 

Ben picking up a gig as a fluorescent barkeep 

 One very small part of a fun installation by MC2 Gallery

One very small part of a fun installation by MC2 Gallery

 

Our favorite exhibit overall was definitely this collection of drawings by author Dave Eggers in the Art on Paper Fair!

 

FUN AT MUJI

Definitely worth a visit. We had a blast purchasing notebooks and stamping them at the stamp bar they had. 

 

THE FOOD

We make an effort to try new restaurants and food experiences whenever we visit NYC. Here's a list of our food fun this trip.

IVAN RAMEN SLURP SHOP

Great ramen noodles! They forgot our soft boiled egg which I didn't realize until we were half way done but it was still yummy. Started with the Miso Butter Mazemen and added chicken and mushrooms.

 

AMPLE HILLS CREAMERY

pistachio ice cream with pistachio brittle.

 

SALVATION BURGER

they had only been open a few weeks. The service was on the slow side but worth the wait! We had the Salvation burger and the dog.

MA PECHE

we are slowly trying to try all of David Chang's restaurants. This was one of them. It was dim sum style but we ended up splitting items off their regular menu: Fried Chicken Sandwich, Brioche French Toast and egg bun.

 

SHAKE SHACK

Fast food but good - no, really! We had a cheeseburger and the 'shroom burger. And of course a caramel milkshake, you know, to pay homage to the name.

BUVETTE

favorite brunch place in NY. French. Amazing!!! We had the Cr'q Forestier and waffle sandwich.

 

FREEMANS

Went for brunch - split the grilled cheese and Piedmontese Cheeseburger (because you can't have too many cheeseburgers!)

OATMEALS

This place has fancy oatmeal. Although yummy, I think we should have added something crunchy to our selections. We split Banana cream pie and bacon pumpkin.

THE DONUT PROJECT 

We had a chocolate donut covered in pretzel. Ohmygoditwassogood.

 

MELT BAKERY

It was snowing that day but that didn't stop us from eating an ice cream sandwich. Thank goodness I was not dissuaded by the snow – it was so yummy!