By Meagan Teasdale
Coming to New York is one thing, coming to New York for the food is a whole other. It will always blow my mind the saying, “You can eat at a different restaurant every day for the rest of your life in New York City, and not have eaten at nearly all of them.” When I find a certain place that I know is good and trust the quality of their food, I stick to that place. For instance, the hole in the wall sushi place on 38th and 3rd, that’s pretty much my dinner every night when I decide to treat myself. This week my boyfriend is visiting me and wanted me to find a nice place for us to go to for dinner. That’s where the struggle came in. There are literally thousands of places, and I have such a hard time finding one when the time permits. Luckily, I have friends here that go out to eat way more often than I do. I was given suggestions left and right and decided on a place in Little Italy called Paesano.
I was told, “They have penne vodka that’s to die for,”so why not. My advice for people visiting cities or living in new places: don’t be shy to try as many places as you can. Get up and go somewhere when you can! There are so many restaurants and hole in the wall cafes I want to try and it’s sad that my time here is coming to an end. It’s disappointing that I haven’t tried as many amazing places. Also, if you’re new to a city and want to find good restaurants, a helpful thing to do is to follow foodie Instagram accounts. Yeah, it will most likely make you crave something you can’t have in the middle of the night when you’re scrolling your feeds, but write it down in your notes and plan a trip there. That way you can order that amazing dish you saw on your phone that one time.