Photo by K. Not related to the blog post :)
I've been to the Americas before (Mexico in October 2005), but next Wednesday I'm flying over to the USA for the first time. I'll be in three different places, first at a conference in Bloomington, Indiana, then visiting the very lovely Alanna in St Louis, MO, and finally explore New York for a few days.
Here's the plan at the moment (post-conference, that is):
June 1st - food blog lunch with Christine and Alanna in Bloomingon, then drive to St Louis
June 2nd - a St Louis food blogger party @ Alanna's place
June 4th - arrive in New York
June 5th - food blogger potluck dinner in New York (very kindly organised by Danielle of Habeas Brulee)
June 8th - Sunday brunch with my friends Priit & Pirjo in East Village
June 9th - fly back to Tallinn
I'm hoping to visit moma, do some food & clothes shopping (thanks, David, for your food-shopping tips!), see a good stand-up comedy show (any ideas/volunteers?), and plenty more. But if there's any other Nami-nami readers out there who fancy a cup of coffee, or a cocktail a la Sex and the City, or a pastrami sandwich at Katz Delicatessen or perhaps a Krispy Creme doughnut or even breakfast at Tiffany's, let me know. I'm travelling alone this time, and whereas I can handle a cup of coffee in my own company and a good paper, then seeing a stand up comedy on my own wouldn't be as much fun :)
Oh, and where do I get the best bagels??
And are there any other New York must-haves that this foodblogger in her early 30s absolutely MUST see?