Sunday, June 9, 2013

24 hrs in NYC

We saw and ate a lot even though we were in NYC for just one night. We saw the Claes Oldenburg exhibit at MOMA which was excellent. I loved his oversized plaster sculptures of food and other miscellaneous objects. A photo of his plaster hat is included here. We went to my favorite Ukranian restaurant, Veselka, and dined on borscht, potato periogis, and stuffed cabbage. It was heaven! We also went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and to Shopsins for brunch. Shopsins was out of this world. Kenny Shopsin was there, and yes, we were a bit starstruck having seen the doco, "I Like Killing Flies." The diner is now in a cute indoor market on Essex Street and the food is AMAZING!


Veronica Fish said...

What does borscht taste like? I don't think I've ever had it, but I've had beets, so maybe it tastes the same?

Alison Undercover said...

It really doesn't taste that much like beets, oddly. It kind of tastes like sour kraut, beef, and dill. It must have a lot of vinegar in it - maybe they create like a beet kraut? It also has kidney beans. It's funny - I don't like beets but I love borscht. I wonder sometimes if they put the beets in just for the color and then drown out the flavor.