What is the deal with this?

Lets be honest. We are the truest kind of BFFs. We met at Girls' Camp 1996 in St. Lou, survived high school and 2 years as roommates at BYU. Now, we find ourselves BOTH in NYC, which rocks, and as we contemplated how we should spend quality BFF time together - the answer seemed obvious. We must beebop the boroughs in matching purple hats every Saturday morning. Holla!

Monday, January 7, 2008

6: Little Italy

We started our walk to Little Italy with a little detour to the Doughnut Plant. Wild horses and New Years Resolutions can't keep us away.

Meg enjoyed a blackout.

I got my usual - a Tres Leches. Did you know that Martha loves Doughnut Plant too? The proof is on the wall.

Our old friend was there again - you can just see him peeking through the delicious racks.

We had to walk through Chinatown again to get back to Little Italy. On our way down Canal Street, while weaving through whispers of Prada, Gucci, Coach, we saw the Elusive Suckling Pig Necklace!

Then we saw it again.

and again! I guess it is not so elusive after all. We first spotted the Suckling Pig on Megan's very first trip to NYC in November of 2006.

We finally made it to Mulberry Street and had the pleasure of walking through Little Italy.

Little Italy is rad for many reasons. First, it is extremely enjoyable to speak only in an Italian accent while walking through Little Italy. We were very authentic. Also, everything is painted green, white and red.

You can count on utility pipes,

fire hydrants,

and metal doors to all be painted to resemble the Italian flag.

There are also delicious goods displayed here and there. Like this Mousissippi Mud dessert (which we were a bit skeptical of),

giant wheels of Parmesan cheese,

and plates of pasta as big as your head!

We appreciated the opportunity to see famous people in Little Italy, such as ...

the baby Jesus,

the pope,

a disproportional David,

and Santa Claus.

We were also enamored with the many Chefs of Little Italy:

At the end of the strip, we were able to visit Umbertos Clam House, a former mafia hang-out.

Megan can be very intimidating. If you don't read the next post about Tribeca, she'll break your knee caps.


nerak said...

I'm in complete awe of the ubiquitous suckling pig necklace... Seriously... I can't get over it, it is so hideo-sis! Good spotting, ladies.

Glitter said...

you saw jesus!!! wow!

Anonymous said...

It's been 16 years since I moved out of New York City to LA-LA land, and I haven't missed it, not one single iota -- until NOW!
Your blog is AWESOME! I really enjoyed tagging along on your "Bee-Bop".

Sassy Gal said...

I stumbled onto your absolutely entertaining blog- I am enthralled. Your blog will suffice until I can actually visit NYC. Wow! You are both very talented. I am absolutely crackin' up at everything you post! And being a Texan, most of this is a little crazy to me, but NYC is capturing my heart! Keep up the good work!

Michelle said...

I love the blog! Marc would love the gnomes. :) You look like you are having so much fun together there. Keep up the funny pictures!

Carolyn said...

They suckling pig is soooo weird!!