Day 4 NYC: Meltshop, Guy Fieris, and Lion King’s oh my
The next day,
after the blizzard we were hoping more things would be open and moving along and bam NYC gets back up and runs right after it falls, everything was open and normal like a few days before. Minus the fact the streets were covered in melted salt sludge of snow and a variety of other umbrellas and lost gloves. Wanted to find some place epic for brunch before we ended up walking down to Times Square and ended up finding a spot called the Meltshop.
Just a little bit more walking……
Visit to Meltshop (gluten free approved)
Chronic gluten freeness at this spot, be sure to check if out if your in the area, and especially fi your staying at the Sheraton Hotel Times Square. Hit Gluten Free on Yelp and this place popped up during the blizzard and I hopped right in and got so many things.
View the Earth Cam Times Square camera here: http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/
Semi quick snack at Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen
No gluten free menu to start the day off with that at a chef who boasts about the American people but doesn’t really accommodate patrons with allergies in his own restaurant is a complete let down. They also were out of the gluten-free beer they so provide and get this it was “gluten-reduced” I mean who the heck drinks gluten reduced beer? It has to be gluten free guy, hello.
Anyways got some truffle fries, a super dry chicken that had little to no flavor, and a waiter who was decent and got most of the job done but had to check 3 or 4 times with the chef to know what was gluten free. The atmosphere and service and truffle fries were for the 1 star.
Not having a gluten-free/allergen menu in NYC is appalling and I’m quite ashamed this high level of a host/restaurant owner screws us. Will def spread the word to my gluten-free patrons. Onwards towards the rest of the day..
Broadway- Time for the Lion King
Final Thoughts on Lion King: I guess coming from Las Vegas and seeing Cirq shows I just don’t quite understand Broadway, I mean for over $200 a ticket, and $20 cocktails this show was suppose to blow my socks off but was like a children’s play and fell asleep half way through.
I love good live shows, Broadway, but I guess having been to Vegas in the past this just wasn’t up to my standards.. not sure what I was expecting or looking for I guess. I mean It’s the Lion King alright re-interpreted through song and dance but the prices are outrageous for the quality of this performance.. I mean this day at least it seemed no one really cared to live up to its hype. Will def be a few years before I ever attend a Broadway show.. I’ll stick with Cirque De Soleil for now.
Late Dinner at Tony’s Est. 1959
Came here after watching the Lion King which was just across the street from Times Square, I read it on YELP as having gluten-free fare and great service.
Sure enough this Italian restaurant is like a 5 star Michelin Starred spot, it was excellent from the food to the drinks everything was delicious. Walking in it feels like an old vintage Italian house with cool chalkboards on the wall with all the menu items. The servings are pretty big enough for 2 or 3 people so order light, and they also have gluten free pasta which is excellent just inform your server!
That concludes day 5, the next day half of our party flew out, but due to the blizzard still crippling the airport we had to come all the way to Manhattan for another night. Day 6 and 7 was not planned!