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I'll Be There For You And Brunch And TV Shows // #CCTakesNYC, Part IV

Before we get to anything else, let's start off with a bite to eat and some pretty drinks to sip.

I might have an identity crisis otherwise. You know how I am.

No, but actually - last Sunday, I forced us to roll out of bed, into semi-acceptable clothes, out the door, and straight to a table for brunch. We decided on Cork 'N Fork, which was a few streets down from my apartment and not too busy - essential criteria for the starving.

Where to begin. I loved this place so gosh dang much that I up and registered a Yelp account just so that I could give them five stars. It was the little tapas place that could, y'all.

We started off with drinks. A Bloody Mary for her, and a pretty little sangria for me. Both were delicious. I'm not usually a fan of Bloody Mary's, but this one had quite the kick which I felt made it adequate. My sangria, on the other hand, was more than quite alright in my opinion. But here's the cherry on top: the drinks were complimentary with brunch.
We ordered two plates to share. The first - a Rancheros Scramble. Flavors to the roof, and then some. Loved, loved, loved this - and we absolutely demolished the amazing potatoes on the side. Still can't stop thinking about that plate of wonder.

Our other weapon of choice was the Avenue C Tapas sampler. Included were the stuffed avocado with pico de gallo and a poached egg on top (um, yes), the spanish tortilla you see in the middle, and the end-all-be-all: the spinach croquettas - spinach croquettes and parmesan regiana with aioli.

To quote Cassandra, "I would murder for these croquettes."

I more than highly recommend this place if you ever find yourself in the East Village. I know we'll be going back again at some point.
Happily stuffed, I dragged Cassandra over to The Strand bookstore where we wandered around and pored over books...
and found a good mantra, as well -
Finding ourselves a little exhausted, we made a pit stop at Stumptown Coffee, my favorite little cafe in all of New York City. 
Continued walking...
Under the watchful guard of this little dude:
OK, now the real fun begins.

Both Cassandra and I love television so much that we're both pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. We fangirl like crazy over our favorite celebrifriends (what?), look forward to nothing more than an evening at home marathoning our way through our favorite TV shows, and have made many a friend simply by keeping our TV/computer turned on high volume and our dorm room door open. People tend to trickle in and stay for an episode or two when they hear the familiar notes of their favorite show's theme song playing.

(Ways To Make Friends, Loner Edition)

Anyway, a good number of shows are either filmed in or based on New York City. So we decided to go on a mini, self-led tour of our own with the help of our dear friend Google.
Let's see how many you can guess right. (Scroll to the bottom of the post for answers!)


We'll start off easy. 

This is the exterior to which lovely lady's apartment?
How about a little clue?
Next up.

This is the exterior of what famous apartment?
A closer look, you say?

And, finally, this one's a toughie.

Who supposedly lives in this apartment complex, smack dab in the middle of SoHo?
A little hint for you. (And if you know her at all, that reaction photo is a huge hint for you.)
After visiting our pals, it was time to take a break at Dunkin' Donuts, go home, take a nap, grab some dinner at S'MAC (deeeelish mac and cheese), and then head to bed early in anticipation of her flight home Monday afternoon and my long day of work ahead of me.
Monday morning, I let her experience taking the F-train to work with me, and then we had some chai and my favorite turkey confit sandwiches at Little Collins for lunch before she made her way to Penn Station and away from me.

Once again, thanks for visiting me in the city that never sleeps (and yet somehow, that's half of what we managed to do), my besticle.


Quiz Answers:

A) Carrie Bradshaw / Sex And The City. Although this apartment exterior is in Greenwich Village, Carrie's apartment is technically supposed to be on the Upper East Side. $700/mo rent-controlled. Such jokes.

B) The FRIENDS apartment(s)! The actual show was filmed in a studio in LA, but details.

C) Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) from Castle. Although Castle is also filmed in LA. Fun fact - the 12th Precinct in the show is fictional, but they apparently are supposed to cover East Village / Alphabet City, which is where I lived. Cue the shrieks of joy when we found out!
Thanks for playing!


  1. I'm from New York, so the food there is always good. Love the variety of food. Strawberry frosting from dunkin donuts is my favorite.

  2. is it weird to say that food is pretty? it's pretty. that apartment is soooo cool! I would not have known what is was until you said, but still.

  3. Oh my gosh I am SO proud of myself for knowing the Carrie Bradshaw apartment and the Friends apartment. So cute you took this little tour. Umm that stuffed avocado...I need it in my mouth ASAP.

  4. First off, the name of that brunch place is absolutely adorable! And that food looks oh so yummy!
    Second, that quote about fictional men is too perfect!!! I instantly thought of Edward Cullen. Oh Twilight (did I just admit that out loud)?
    xo TJ

  5. I am dying to tour around all of these "famous homes" in NYC! Jealous.

  6. ahh so cute! the food looks delicious! love brunch with the girls!

    love from San Francisco,

  7. "I like my men like I like my books." PERFECTION.

  8. haha, the friends building! gotta love the west village

  9. The food looks delish! Great photos as always, Caroline.


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