Daily Archives: February 21, 2012

NYC: Magnolia Bakery

After lunch, I grabbed some cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery at Bleecker St nearby. These are the cupcakes made famous by Sex & the City. Verdict? The cake bit is pretty decent and moist enough but I find the frosting way too sweet for my liking. Magnolia Bakery can be found in a few other locations in New York, including the food court in Grand Central Terminal.

We spent the rest of the afternoon shopping our way down Bleecker St. I didn’t find anything to buy but I managed to pop over to the corner of Bedford and Grove St nearby to take a photo of the apartment that appears in the Friends series.

Magnolia Bakery

love the vintage design of the shop

pretty little cupcakes

the cupcakes were selling like... hot cakes



Magnolia Bakery
401 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014

NYC: The Spotted Pig

My first meal in New York was lunch at The Spotted Pig, a gastropub in West Village. It’s one of the places that Anthony Bourdain goes to in the New York episode of No Reservations. I love how the place is filled to the brim with pictures of pigs and many little pig ornaments. We had to wait about an hour for a table but the food’s pretty good. I really enjoyed my oysters and the burger I shared with Debs.

The Spotted Pig


spotted a plant pig


Hog Island Oysters with Mignonette

Smoked Haddock Chowder

Chargrilled Burger with Roquefort Cheese & Shoestrings


The Spotted Pig
314 W. 11th Street
New York, NY 10014