Day Off in NYC: What You're Eating on MLK Day
Last week we asked you what you're eating on your MLK Day off. Here are some of your responses.
Monday will be spent sleeping in, hopefully followed by a nice brunch somewhere in Brooklyn (we might try Allswell?) and then gearing up for a long train ride back home to Philly. Boo.—avaryne
Lunch at del posto, jean-georges, or gotham bar & grill. Best lunch deals in the city.—rodalpho
rallied some car-owning friends together to try the baba ghannouj at wafa's in forest hills and the champagne ice cream at max & mina's in flushing.—abby728
Sleep in, then hit up the King of Shwarma for a brunch/lunch (depending when I wake up). Then settle into a local bar for some nice day drinking.—salsasis14
I like staying close to home, checking out the restaurants I don't have time for when I'm working in Manhattan and visiting spots around the city. I'm thinking Chuko for lunch, Bar Corvo for dinner, Tooker Alley for drinks...—Carey Jones
If I want to stay close to home and it's on a Saturday, I bike up to Absolut Bagels, have a slice at Sal and Carmines, a tamale at the little Mexican grocery a few blocks down from Sal and Carmines, have a frozen yogurt at Zabar's, and go to the greenmarket at Lincoln Square. If it's a Sunday, I go to the greenmarket at the Flea Market at 77th and Columbus, have a cup of custard at Shake Shack (Thank God for the B line), go swimming, and reward myself by going to the really good hot dog stand at 46th and Broadway. They sell great natural casing Hoffman's dogs. If I decide to make a day of it, I could end up anywhere from Smorgasburg to the New Amsterdam Market.—Ed Levine
What's a day off?
Seriously, I get anxious and nervous on the rare days when my wife convinces me that I "need a vacation" and should unplug for awhile. I end up more anxious after these vacations than I was going in. It may seem unfortunate, but that's what happens when you happen to be lucky enough to love what you do.
So on days off? I cook, test, eat, take photos, play with the dogs, and hang out with my wife. Pretty much what I do every day, minus the annoying commute.—J. Kenji Lopez-Alt