Brooklyn, Brews, and Brunch

C and I took a whirlwind trip to New York a couple weekends ago. We went up early Saturday morning and came back on Sunday afternoon.

We spent most of our time in Brooklandia! Neither of us had been to Williamsburg (prounounced Wee-yams-burg if you are my family) before and it was everything we hoped it would be and more. We started at the Brooklyn Brewery. We took a quick tour, but spent most of our time at the bar. It is a really cool space where you can bring your own foods and board games and hang out for the afternoon!

We then went to a Biergarten I had seen here. It was so lively and full of young hipsters!  C and I shared a brat and some biers. Delicious! We were a little overwhelmed by the German menu, but our server helped us out.

We strolled through Williamsburg and found a festival where people had laid out sod squares for lounging. Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Take Me In.

On Sunday we went to brunch at a place I had wanted to try called Tartine.  It was delicious and we got there just before the crowds rolled in for brunch.

We ended the day in Bryant Park before hopping on our bus back to NoVa. 🙂

Weekend Edition

Ahh, Saturday! When it still feels like the weekend will last forever! I’ve never been much for sleeping in really late. I like getting enough sleep, but waking up early in enough to seize the day and get things done. One of my favorite places to spend Saturday mornings is in Old Town. This morning, C and I headed down to Old Town where we got brunch at Union Street Public House, which rocked! We got mimosas and bloody marys (C’s first ever!) and omlettes and home fries. Great brunch spot!

The Post

The Weekend Post

After a quick walk around town, we got coffee (I got an iced verrrry dirty chai mmm!) and I read while C worked on design stuff. C got me the Weekend Edition of the Post for my birthday this year (the gift that keeps on giving all year long!) and it is a great way to catch up on events from around the globe as well as other fun things that are happening. My roommate always says she likes the font better in the Post than in the Times. I never would have thought of that as making a difference, but I think she’s right! I am always ambitious about the crossword puzzle, but usually I’m lucky if I can figure out one or two answers. My favorite is the travel section. I’ve got the travel bug… bad. I am continually adding places to my master list of places I need to see. The Post provides great inspiration for it. I love getting the paper on the weekends because I actually have time to enjoy it!

Enjoy your Saturday!!

EB