burger w/ fries
blue point toasted lager
after talking about going to alchemy for several months, rob and i finally made the long walk down 5th avenue to check it out. I had the burger, which was well flavored and cooked perfectly. it was topped with a shallot confit and pancetta. rob had the fried skate sandwich. which was also quite nice, the fish was crisp and very fresh tasting. there was no problem with switching out the fries for a salad, which is always nice. the meal was nicely complimented with a couple of blue points. my only complaint was that the brunch menu was a bit heavy on the breakfast side of the things, i would have liked to see more lunch items. all in all, will definitely go back to check out their dinner.
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afterwards we headed over to smith street to check out some of the bastille day festivities going on.
pictures after the expansion.
skateboarding = france?
the streets had been closed off and filled in with sand for an all day petanque tournament, at on end there was a small skate park set up. all of the restaurants from had moved their seating and in some cases, kitchens, outdoors. everybody seemed to be having a great time, however, it was very hot, humid and crowded-- so after a leisurely stroll about (and an icy mojito) we headed back to the slope.