The Smith – For the Mac and Cheese portion of the tour. This is my youngest favorite food and she declared it “As good as S’mac”. It WAS really good. Creamy and cheesy goodness and with that crispy top, must be one of the best in the city. Oprah.com even asked the creator to share the recipe which you can find there and on The Smith site.
But that was not the only creamy and cheesy thing about this place 😉 If you go down to the basement there’s a black and white photo booth and right next to it there are holes in the wall. Take a peek at the lower hole and you see… 20’s porn. No, not people in their 20’s. 1920’s!! Dont ask me how I can detect the decade 😳 Problem is it can get a little uncomfortable peeking through a hole while people walk out of the bathroom right next to you. You feel like you have to explain to EVERYONE.. “ahhm, it’s not what you think…hehe.. really.. look…Its 20’s porn”.
Chikalicious Dessert Club – You guessed it.. time for Pizza… err Dessert. This must be one of the coolest dessert spots around. Great Macaroons, Fantastic apple cinnamon crisp but best of all were the “worth the 15 minute wait” chocolate lava cakes. Best Lava cakes ever. You eat while you watch Chika do her thing across the street at another Chika-something-or-rather. Very popular sweet spot.
After that we took a walk in the vibrant tompkins square park. Got the kids busy looking for the monument remembering the General Slocum disaster, the biggest one to hit NYC in terms of human loss before 9/11. 2 days before father day in 1904 over 1000 mostly German immigrants perished when the steamboat caught fire.
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