Stumptown on 29th was a few blocks from the hotel I stayed at for BlogWorld and I didn’t get around to trying it. Madison and I drove over for a latte before a morning at the conference to make sure I didn’t miss out again. Such a good latte – they really have it down here. I loved the Italian feel, drinking while standing at the bar, watching people walk past outside. I think this just may be my favorite coffee shop in NYC now… but 9th street espresso remains a close second!
In the afternoon we drove over the Brooklyn Bridge, headed to a pizza place that was unfortunately closed for lunch. Bummer! Not to worry – there are a lot of pizza options in Brooklyn! We ended up at this little Italian restaurant – pepperoni pizza for me and sausage and peppers for Madison. Mmm! We walked around Carroll Gardens for a couple hours. It was a beautiful sunny day and the homes there are so cute (most with yards alive with lot’s of color from all the gardens).
We were exhausted after that, and headed back to the upper west side. I took a nap I was so zonked – can’t remember the last time I napped! Madison’s parents took us out to a lovely dinner at Le Monde – a great French restaurant on Broadway. I ordered the coq au vin, which was really rich and paired perfectly with the wine Madison picked out!