Where should I start? Haha I’m so excited to talk about allthe different places I visited! On my holiday I triedquite a number of places, quite a number of which were the food chains which can be found all around usa, but there were also those that are more unique and definitely worth writing about :D Anyway, all of these places can’t be found in Singapore so it’ll be nice to check them out if you’re on holiday :) I just have a brief description of each place – just to get you interested ;) – cos if I describe every single dish, this post is gonna be superrr long.
ready, get set…GO!
Red Lobster is famous for its…no prizes for guessing, lobster of course! and also other seafood dishes. its seafood is really fresh and they do it beautifully.
IHOP stands for International House of Pancakes! hahaha! they have super huge stacks of pancakes that are topped with such a generous amount of goodies of your choice. breakfast, lunch and dinner. this can totally constitute a full meal. i had it for dinner #2 after taco bell O.o haha omg. you can imagine how fat i’ve gotten :(
This is your typical american food restaurant. it used to be in singapore!!!! but it moved out quite a few years ago :( so sad. i actually quite like dennys! although there is nothing very outstanding about it i suppose. but it has a cosy feeling :)
haha can you believe it, i never heard of taco bell before until my friend told me about it! :P and he said its one of the most popular fast food chains in america :P ooooops. haha! so i definitely had to try it right! since i love nachos, i naturally love taco bell as well! but mummy wasnt satisfied by it, so we had to go hunting for dinner #2 haha.
shake shack is famous for their burgers! but not just that. try their custards too (see the one in the picture!) which is an awesome blend of a smooth cream with different ingredients based on what you chose. their custards vary from day to day (not sure what is the difference since we only tried it once) and it is absolutely to-die-for :D
I really learnt a lot about american history when i went for this trip :O and since americans were kind of like descendants from Britain, so there is are a lot of cultural stuff passed down from there. Taverns are one of the most classic dining places ever! and the staff are dressed in the old english costumes which is so cute (:
138 South Street at Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Tel.: +1 215 413 1443
touted to be the BEST CHEESECAKE in new york – is that something that you can resist?! :D haha their cheesecakes are really rich, thick and creamy. the ultimate indulgence. and don’t judge it by the size of this slice. i have no idea why their new york cheesecake is so ‘small’. okay, it’s average sized. but the rest of their cakes are mega-huge. haha. try it. you’ll love it :D
West 45th St.between Broadway and 8th Ave
Tel.: +1 212 302 2000
Bon Chon Chicken
this is fried chicken like no other. located in a small shop which was almost obscured by the others around it, this is an absolute hidden find! the chicken is fried in a special way such that the fats are supposed to be melted away O.o i dont know whether that makes it any healthier, but it definitely gives the skin a satisfying crunchiness with tender piping hot meat inside (:
325 5th Avenue New York
New York, NY 10016
Tel.: +1 212 686 8282
Stage Deli of New York
another must-visit cheesecake place! (: just look at it! isn’t it just crying out to you?! EAT ME!!!! haha. we were immediately attracted by the displays of mountainous full cakes when we walked past this restaurant. they looked absolutely gorgeous, and it was a really tough choice deciding which cake to chose. each cake is large enough to feed 3-4 people according to the menu, so you do need some self control :P
834 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Tel.: +1 212 245 7850
even if you’re not hungry, you HAVE to visit this place. the ambience itself is enough to make you want to plonk yourself there for the rest of the day. not that you can do so though. at least, i dont think they’ll let you, considering how they are full-house the ENTIRE DAY. with waiting times of up to 3-4hours, i dont think they can afford to have you sit there the whole day. it’s a beautiful place though (: if you’ve watched the movie Serendipity, it’s exactly where it was filmed (: try the iced hot chocolate (haha funny name)!!!
225E 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
Tel.: +1 212 838 3531
known as America’s First Pizzeria, this is where New York style pizza was born. the pizzas here are fully customizable, and you can decide on exactly what ingredients you would like to have on it. you can even chose to have 2 half pizzas, which means different toppings on each half. and they are massive. haha the waitress told us that for a party of 5, people will usually order 2 large pizzas. i guess that would be more applicable for the american appetite?! it was really filling O.o
32 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012-4173
Tel.: +1 212 941 7994
Pat’s King of Steaks
haha their tag line is so cute – ‘Don’t Eat a Misteak’ ;) we totally braved the gusty winds here just to eat a piping hot steak burger :) the ONLY location in the whole of the United States and in the family for over 80 years, this is the most original philly steak burgers you’ll ever get.
1237 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Tel.: +1 215 339 9872
for good ol’ irish food, check out The Dubliner in Washington D.C. their fish and chips are cooked wonderfully and it makes for a hearty meal. but save some room for the irish desserts which sound really yummy! we only had space for the traditional bread pudding which was absolutely lovely (:
Number Four “F” Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Tel.: +1 202 737 3773
Ray’s Hell Burger
to be more accurate, the one that we ate at was Ray’s Hell Burgers Too -.- we got cheated!!!! haha okay, technically, it’s the same thing. i think Ray’s Hell Burgers too sells drinks whereas the original doesnt. but still -.- try the original please. i think it should be the same but we still felt cheated anyway :( this is supposedly the place where Barack Obama comes for his burgers! there, presidential endorsement – you have to try it!
1713 Wilson Boulevard Arlington
Tel.: +1 703 841 0001
Black Angus Grille
i really loved this place! when we were in williamsburg, we werent really sure of where to eat, so we just chose restaurants based on the proximity to our hotel. and this turned out to be a pretty good choice (: it is a really home-ly, cosy place. and maybe after the drinks, we were just in a fuzzy-wuzzy happy state which just made it all the more enjoyable. haha, but i would think that this is one of the best eateries in the area!
1433 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Tel.: +1 757 229 6823
Chelsea Market – The Lobster Place
Chelsea Market is this really cute place that was converted from the meat-packing district. it’s a building with a whole row of really quaint stores selling everything you can possibly imagine! :) i wanted to do an entire post on it, but i’ve been working on my holiday posts for too long already, so i guess i’ll just condense everything into a single post. there was a store selling gorgeous 3D cakes, another selling pretty cupcakes, yummylicious brownies, beautiful christmas decorations and delicious groceries. The Lobster Place is an eatery in Chelsea Market which sells a super wide variety of fresh seafood! look at the huge lobster! it was really affordable, and super duper fresh! i loved all the sushis, salads and soups sold there as well. :D
yay that’s all the places i’ve tried! :D