Purchasing tickets to see Something Rotten at the TKTS discount booth in Times Square was the smartest thing I did all trip! Since I was a party of 1, my ticket for the 3pm matinee show was in the 4th row!
Hello actors! They were singing right to me. Something Rotten may be my new favorite musical. I love Wicked but they needed to cut out one or two of the sappy love songs. Something Rotten is hilarious parody of Shakespeare and Broadway musicals. I laughed out out a few times and smiled through the whole thing. If you are in New York or Something Rotten starts touring- go see it!
When it was time to leave the theatre after such a great performance the crowd turned on their cell phones and was welcomes to a severe thunderstorm warning and flood warning. Sideways rain was in effect! I was a smart person and brought an umbrella with me to the show because I knew deep down that that I was doomed to get soaked.
I wandered about 8 blocks to the District Tap House on 38th St.- halfway between 7th and 8th Avenues. It is a few blocks from the St. James Theatre, about half the distance to my hotel. Highly rated on Yelp and far enough away from Times Square not to be too touristy. I drank some delicious beer and ate some duck fat fries and brussel sprouts. Dinner of champions!
But I wasn’t done eating yet. Last time BC and I were in New York I was on a big cupcake kick and wanted to go to a Magnolia Bakery. My hummingbird cupcake was divine but every person in line was getting banana pudding. Weird!
Inside Grand Central Station is the closest Magnolia Bakery to my hotel and better yet, let me be inside and out of the rain for a bit.
I love the ceiling here. It lights up at night in line with the constellations it depicts.
In the basement of Grand Central Station is a giant food court that has pizza, thai, BBQ, a Shake Shack, and a Magnolia Bakery. I ordered “the smallest banana pudding possible” and this is what I received.
Banana pudding was consumed in front of Netflix in my hotel room with a straw because I’m an idiot and didn’t grab a spoon. Desperate times call for desperate measures. But the banana pudding was pretty freaking amazing! Do it!
Anyone have a favorite New York City dessert I need to try?