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Bloom’s Deli

By on Apr 1, 2014 in | 0 comments

During my last trip to US, I reached one of my goals: to have my breakfast with a gluten free pancake (at Bloom’s Deli, as you can figure out). My choice was pancake with banana and chocolate chips. It was definitely delicious but, to be honest, I have no idea how people can afford this quantity of calories…this is the easiest way to get fat. For sure, with lots of happiness ๐Ÿ˜‰ The place is nice and cosy, even if the waitress constantly calls you “honey” or “dear”. It doesn’t seem a touristic place, mostly visited by American people. I couldn’t finish my dish, so I had it take away in a doggy bag (for my breakfast tomorrow!!). Have a look to my travel posts related to this place>> Vai al mio diario di viaggio legato a questo...

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Happy New Year’s Eve – Che il 2014 abbia inizio!

Happy New Year’s Eve – Che il 2014 abbia inizio!

By on Jan 1, 2014 in New York - Manhattan, Travel journal | 0 comments

Here we are! May I talk about anything else but the New Year’s Eve today? Yeah. Before getting to midnight, let me mention something about the previous 23hours, actually as much interesting. -5 wasn’t just part of the new year’s countdown: it was the cold today…that’s why in these days is essential stay indoor as long as possible. In the morning I visited the Public Library. Daily free tours around 11am (for further information, see their website), special exhibitions and more. What I definitely appreciated is their idea of sharing: they think that any citizen of the world has the right to access knowledge, and nowadays there is no research nor knowledge without internet. So the library has free internet access rooms (with lots of computers available) and consultation rooms with one-to-one research. And it’s all completely for free. When the lunchtime came, it was time to come back to the Bloom’s Deli. I’ve already tasted a typical pancake, I now had to taste a lunch dish, didn’t I? A classic gluten free cheeseburger, so big that I could eat just a half. I got the other half as a human doggy bag. Finally, the New Year’s Eve! Let me suggest a tip, if you’re going to join Times Square in the future. Basically, you have two options: the first one is to get in the area from early afternoon (around 3pm). You need to wear warm, with something to eat and nothing to drink (because it’s too crowded to find a toilet). You need to afford the NYC weather, which is quite hard. After 3pm (around this time, depending on the crowd), the area is completely closed by hundreds of policemen. And you cannot get in or get out of it! OR, you have a second option…You can avoid this “survivor path” getting a reservation (you need to do it in the previous days) in one of the restaurants of the neighborhood. We went at Angu’s, between the 44st and the 8th Avenue. But you also have different choices on that street and the streets nearby. When you get a reservation, the restaurant is used to send you an email confirmation that works as a voucher: you need...

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Everyday’s life pics in NYC – Vita quotidiana a New York

Everyday’s life pics in NYC – Vita quotidiana a New York

By on Dec 31, 2013 in New York - Manhattan, Travel journal | 0 comments

Since I tasted it, I fell in love: the bagel. Something between a special bread and a sandwich, it’s originally part of the Jewish cuisine. I could taste it in a gluten free version (with cinnamon and raisins) at Tompkins Square Bagel. To finish my quick lunch, I also had a raspberry gluten free cookie. They had a lemon version of this cookie as well. Hanging out through the East Village borough, we found the Bird’s place: Charlie Parker‘s home. In spite of his crazy life, his brilliant and inspiring music is the best gift he gave to us all. Then, I saw the US firemen in action. Yes, but…it must be difficult doing your hard job if people come to you asking for take a picture together… Later on, the malls: this time I was in Bloomingdales, a very well known “mid-high cost” chain. Those dummies, with their padded skirts, let me think about Sex and the City series and how fashion this city could be… By chance, today a new tv program started here in a store related to pastry and cakes. Could you figure out who is the “boss” in this picture? Finally, in NYC we’re now almost ready for tomorrow’s New Year’s Eve countdown. Are you joining Time Square to see the ball falling down? Today’s soundtrack: Quando – Saint Louis voices...

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Getting fat – Prendendo peso

Getting fat – Prendendo peso

By on Dec 28, 2013 in New York - Manhattan, Travel journal | 0 comments

A few days ago I tried to join Bloom’s Deli, but with no chance. Today I reached one of my goals: to have my breakfast with a gluten free pancake (at Bloom’s Deli, as you can figure out). My choice was pancake with banana and chocolate chips. It was definitely delicious but, to be honest, I have no idea how people can afford this quantity of calories…this is the easiest way to get fat. For sure, with lots of happiness ๐Ÿ˜‰ The place is nice and cosy, even if the waitress constantly calls you “honey” or “dear”. It doesn’t seem a touristic place, mostly visited by American people. I couldn’t finish my dish, so I had it take away in a doggy bag (for my breakfast tomorrow!!). Then, it was time to get into the modern art at the MOMA, with a long round-the-block queue because of the free entrance (remind: free admittance on Fridays all-day long). But the cost saving (0$ vs. 25$) was enough to afford a little bit of cold and await. One of the most famous and interesting pieces in there was the following one, by Andy Warhol. Does he want to tell us anything about US food habits? Exactly… Trying to burn calories, we moved during the day between downtown, uptown and Queens… On the way back home, this is the scene I preferred: musicians playing and catching attention of people passing by the subway station. Great! Today’s soundtrack: When the saint goes marching in – Louis...

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Christmas in NYC – Natale a New York

Christmas in NYC – Natale a New York

By on Dec 26, 2013 in New York - Manhattan, Travel journal, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Due to the jet lag, I started my day very soon in the morning. Trying to have a US breakfast with gluten free pancakes at Bloom’s Deli, but it was closed on Christmas. Unfortunately they didn’t mention it in their website ๐Ÿ™ So I had a simple tea in another place with a view on the Chrysler building…which was good. Although in a capital and international city, I always need to carry out a gluten free breakfast while travelling! I had a look around the city centre, toward Central Park from Times Square and Rockefeller centre. It was a very warm day, perfect to hang out all day long: -7 degrees… Too much tall, too many buildings, too many people: New York is definitely ‘too much’. But it’s fascinating as well! The only way to afford this cold was walking with a collar-cup of tea, jumping from a coffee house to another. Finally, I had my (late) lunch at The Counter in Times Square ( 7 Times Square, 41st & Broadway). You can build your own hamburger choosing between a wide selection of meats, toppings, sausages and much more, with a special gluten free menu available. The bread was surprising: mild and soft. About the food & beverages sizes: remember I’m in USA…too much! Anyway, a really good experience. From this post and from the Rockefeller tree with ice skating, I’d like to wish everybody a merry Christmas. Soundtrack of the day: Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Frank Sinatra...

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