|New York style pizza|
|Middle Eastern lunch from food truck|
|Soul food-salmon croquettes, greens,|
black eyed peas
We did break our no-chain rule a couple of times, but we had a good reason. Most hotels I've stayed in have a small coffee pot in the room or a large urn in the lobby. Not this one; we were forced to leave the hotel for our morning caffeine. Most mornings we ate out and ordered coffee with our meal, but a couple of times we ate breakfast in our room (granola, fruit, and yogurt kept chilled in the ice bucket) then walked to McDonald's or Starbucks. Going to the chains also served an additional purpose, though. Our hotel didn't offer free Wi-Fi, and they did.
Highlights of Vacation Day 2:
- Got breakfast at a deli near to the hotel
- Bought transit and sightseeing passes
- Took our first subway ride to Grand Central Station. Walked around the station and spent some time at a train show there.
- Bought lunch at Grand Central Station Market
- Took the subway to SoHo and walked around the neighborhood (which segued into Little Italy, then Chinatown)
- Treated ourselves to a foot massage in Chinatown
- Took a Little Italy neighborhood tour
- Had a great Italian dinner
- Stopped by the discount ticket booth in Times Square and bought tickets to an off Broadway musical called Newsical
- After the theater got cookies on way back to hotel for dessert