Category Archives: Tea

Be Fancy with Pinkies Up at King’s Carriage House in NYC.

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Yeah, sometimes I can be a bit fancy enjoying a spot of tea. (pic not taken at King’s but pinkies up anyway)

Yeah, we fancy. Or, at least we pretend to be once in a while. Most normally we have champagne wishes and caviar dreams to go along with our all too real beer bottle budget. That being said, I have no shame with using a Groupon for afternoon high tea in a fanciful quaint place featuring old world charm on the UES!

Even though we have lived in the neighborhood for many years we had never checked out King’s Carriage House on the Upper East Side of NYC. We decided to be a bit froo-froo one day and partake in their weekend afternoon tea here when I found a Groupon for it that was actually quite a good offer. Yeah, I can clean up a bit and be a bit fancy when it’s a good deal! Continue reading Be Fancy with Pinkies Up at King’s Carriage House in NYC.

Sweet sugar bombs of perfection! Doughnut Plant NYC!

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Holy sugar bomb Batman! Doughnuts! What more can I say that has not been said about Doughnut Plant? They make ridiculously delicious donuts. I was at this newer location located at the Hotel Chelsea in NYC not too long ago. Pretty much right after my serious Summer training and eating light ended, so yeah, I splurged in a big way with no guilt!

This one is definitely set up more like a cafe over their other location on the Lower East Side. Much more space with tables and chairs. Some artwork on the walls with lots of color and giant doughnut pillows adorning them. More of a trendy looking spot as I guess they are catering to the Chelsea Hotel clientele a bit. Must have been working as it was pretty crowded when I was there. Why not? It’s doughnuts! Sweet sugar bombs of perfection! Continue reading Sweet sugar bombs of perfection! Doughnut Plant NYC!

DTUT – for a downtown coffee vibe in uptown NYC!

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It’s now quite obvious that I might never have to leave the proximity of where I live for a downtown experience as long as wonderful spots like DTUT have opened in the UES/Yorkville part of town. Why schlep down to 14th street or Brooklyn when places like this rivals or even betters anything they have to offer? This coffee house and cocktail joint rocks! A terrific addition to the neighborhood indeed.

Where else would I go to experience a great selection of coffee drinks, snacks, wines, beer, and cocktails all in one place? Right around the block from my crib. Heck, they even serve up coffee cocktails if looking for both a buzz and caffeine rush at the same time. It’s not just a coffee shop but a liquor bar too! Oh, bring some friends to play board games they have on hand here. Read one of the books they have on the shelf for all to enjoy. Use the free wifi they offer Monday to Friday if you need to get some work done or just surf the net. Weekends are made for conversing and socializing so it’s a great concept keeping wifi off on Sat and Sun. Drink and have fun! Talk to each other! Don’t forget to satify that sweet tooth as they offer two different sizes of “make it yourself” smores and fondues. Bring a group or just come on a date as DTUT has something for everyone. As their name stands for Downtown Uptown they have really perfected the downtown vibe right up here on the upper part of Manhattan. 

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A spot of Tea & Sympathy in the Village NYC!

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Tea, scones, and clotted cream!

Can someone please please please get me a 100 gallon bucket of clotted cream for my birthday? Also, don’t forget about including around 500 scones to go with it, and plenty of tea to wash it down. Check on me a few months later to see if I can fit out of my apartment door. You might need the jaws of life to help rescue me! Tea & Sympathy would be dangerous if I lived closer to it!

Finally had a chance to drop into Tea & Sympathy recently late afternoon on a Sunday for a spot of tea. It was nice and empty and we got a spot right by the front window which was great for people watching, expecially since it is located in the West Village neighborhood, and was as usual hopping with all types of characters. Continue reading A spot of Tea & Sympathy in the Village NYC!