#2,521 Brooklyn Bridge + Dinner.
by Erin Napier
We’ve got a super early morning ahead of us with satellite media interviews until lunch, so today’s posting will be photos with captions, a la your mom and dad’s photo albums from the 70s.
We walked the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time!
We took a moment to remember the people of 9/11. Still can’t believe this really happened and I have trouble imagining how the people who lived here at the time dealt with such catastrophic tragedy. I don’t think I could have.
We shared a couple slices of Chicago-style deep dish pizza pie at Emmett’s in the West Village. I contend that Chicago style pizza is the best. All other kinds are inferior. Even New York slices. I’m sorry, it’s just how I really feel. It was so so so SO delicious.
We only ate 2 slices so we could walk down to Spring Street and finally taste a world-famous cronut from Dominique Ansel’s bakery.
It has not been overhyped. It is EXACTLY as good as they said it would be. This one was filled with a salted caramel sauce and topped with a dollop of maple icing and a roasted pecan. My mouth is watering as I type this.
After an afternoon spent wandering Manhattan, we eventually headed back to our hotel to get changed for dinner and had 2 seconds to finally meet Lindsey’s sweet mama and hug her neck!
Then we hopped in a car to meet the good folks from the Bank of America advertising agency for a fancy dinner at Beauty & Essex, a restaurant hidden behind the back door of a pawn shop storefront.
Traffic was terrible so our route wound through the most scenic blocks of midtown:
And a 45 minute nap later, we arrived at dinner. In a room full of fancy people dressed in all black, we stand out like sore thumbs. Every. Time.
After a, like, 10 course tapas dinner, I am feeling like an overstuffed Thanksgiving turkey. Goodnight, friends!
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!