A 3 Hour Tour
Trip Start Jun 03, 2008
72Trip End Aug 12, 2008
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After our 3 hour tour (we made it back....we didn't end up stranded) we were going to go to a New York City icon called Zabars, a fantastic kosher grocery store with house wares above that apparently only locals know about. Part of the adventure we were about to embark on is looking for a parking spot in the streets around the area. What our friends didn't know about the Griswolds is we always get parking spots and they usually really good ones. Sure enough we round the corner in front of the store and 2 cars pull out leaving a choice for Mr. Smitherstein to pick from. Thank you Griswold family.
The kids were hungry so we decided we were going to eat before shopping. We don't even know the name of the place we ate at, but it was a typical NY diner. Like a scene out of Seinfeld. (In fact, we were right in Seinfeld's neighborhood). The food was great. The kids each had a pot pie that would have fed the entire family. Everyone was happy including Clark who had ordered the quintessential pastrami sandwich. That was no sandwich, that was a manwich
Off to Zabars where they allow you to sample olives, cheeses, meats, sauces and other specialty items. The store was busy and packed full of delectables. Mr. Smitherstein took off with the kids including the Griswolds to the fish market. I don't think they will be the same again. The other 3 went upstairs to housewares where you could find almost anything you would need to cook with.
When we returned to the Smithersteins it was off to the pool with the kids. It doesn't get any better than that! Besides, this one even had a diving board!
We returned home where the rest of the evening was spent sharing stories and good food with good friends.