on sunday morning we walked a couple of blocks to the clinton street bakery, which was voted "best brunch in the city" a few years back. boy, do these new yorkers like their brunch. the restaurant is tiny & we got there right when they opened at 9am, but the wait time was still 1 1/2 hours (luckily they seated us after an hour, or I probably would have chewed my arm off)! robert got the eggs benedict & I got the buttermilk biscuit sandwich. good, but not really worth the wait, in our opinion.
after brunch we did some walking around the 'hood & eventually headed over to smorgasburg at dumbo. it's basically a giant food fest with tons of different vendors representing practically every food you could dream of. the bad news is that we were still stuffed from brunch, so we just got some people's pops & sat on the grassy lawn, admiring the views of the river & the brooklyn bridge.
after smorgasburg, we took the subway to over to chelsea market (mainly so we could get inside to escape the heat!). we had lunch at the counter at milk bar & then grabbed some gelato from l'arte del gelato & ate it while walking along the high line. there was a new section open that I hadn't seen before, so getting to see that was fun (I took some photos of the high line in a previous trip here if you'd like to see).
we headed back to our hotel late that afternoon for a quick rest before the yankees game that night. they just so happened to be playing robert's favorite team (the red sox) while we were visiting, so I had surprised him with tickets as an anniversary gift. as it turns out, it was actually really fun! the stadium is beautiful & just being there felt like a scene from a movie. we got some delicious junk food to snack on (at one point robert went back to get us another "snack" & came back with fried oreos! shame, shame). anyone remember the scene at the end of "pee-wee's big adventure" where he's got the cardboard box full of hot dogs & snacks that he's passing out at the drive-in? well it was a total pee-wee moment (minus the sharing part). and the best part of the game were the seats! they weren't those hard plastic seats- they were super plush & comfy. I can't believe I'm saying this (I am clearly not a baseball fan), but I actually could have sat there through the entire game (ironically, the game got rained out by the 6th
quarter inning). but robert's team won. fun was had by all (minus the pissed-off yankee fans...).