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Friday, August 26, 2011

Guide of Things to See & Do in NYC Continued - Indulge in Some American Classics

The Big Adventure recently hosted an event in NYC that brought scores of people to town. We had gathered some recommendations of various places to see and go for first time visitors and seasoned travelers alike. In the end, we had a list of restaurants, bars, activities, and museums  that are unique to New York City,relatively inexpensive and eye-opening. In short, A Big Adventure "Best Of" list. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing some of our suggestions here…

Fantastic Food Options Continued
Shake Shack
Southeast Corner of Madison Square Park (Near Madison Avenue and E. 23rd St.) -Multiple Locations

This world famous burger and shake joint was originally founded as part of a city initiative in Madison Square Park.  Due to its delicious burgers and creamy milkshakes, they have continued to expand and even have a location at Citi Field and in Dubai.   Yes, the lines may scare you away, but if you’re feeling the urge for a quality burger and want to visit a NYC staple, it is 100% worth it.

Five Napkin Burger
630 9th Avenue (between 44th and 45th Streets) – Multiple Locations

The burger you’ll find here is much different than any fast-food burger…this is a burger experience.  It truly does require 5 napkins as the juices are guaranteed to run down your fingers and make a delicious mess.  You can stop in or make a reservation, but either way, if you are looking for a more gourmet burger, this is a great bet.

Crif Dogs
113 St. Mark’s Place (between 1st Avenue and Avenue A)- Location in Brooklyn as well
You may be used to having hot dogs over the campfire or at a ball game, but these are like no other hot dogs you’ve had before.  Billed as “NYC's Number 1 Weiner", Cirf Dogs come wrapped in bacon, covered in avocado, or even smothered in mayo and sliced pickles.  No matter what, these tasty dogs are definitely something you’ll remember from your trip to the city. Side bonus: you can watch people attempt to get into somewhat secret bar PDT via a phone booth in the wall of Crif (really).

Coming on Sunday - Big Adventure Suggestions for Brunch in The Big Apple

1 comment:

  1. Crazy Cats from C-NatsAugust 26, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    BE sure to look up the hours for Crif Dogs before taking a taxi out there. We got there, paid the taxi, watched it drive away while waving at the pleasant driver, only to turn around and find the door locked. We were deprived of our hot dog experience. If you find yourself in this position, just smile, walk a half block down the street and enjoy some dumpling at Dumpling Man. The dumplings were totally worth it.