Saturday in NYC
The weather has been quite spectacular. We took a walk through Chelsea, hitting up some of the fall shows and then made our way over to PopUp NY, an 8th Avenue day of eats. As a rule I am not a fan of the street fairs but they did a nice job on this one. The vendors were broken down by block. Visual art, Craft Lane, Multicultural Cuisine, BBQ, Art, Entertainment, Beer, Sweet Course, Crafters Paradise and Food Truck Alley. There were really good food stalls and there was entertainment every few blocks as well.
We started out at Pace Gallery for the Chuck Close show. Creative pieces mostly self images. Not my thing but interesting.
Next door is the Winston Wachter gallery. The work drew us in. At first you think these are photo-shopped but ends up they are pastels. Makes you really appreciate the work. They are really beautiful. Works by Zaria Forman.
Frank Stella at Paul Kasmin.
Also Will Ryman at another Paul Kasmin gallery.
And my favorite, the Rose, at the Paul Kasmin store also by Will Ryman.
Five 11 Gallery, Alexis Dahan. We loved the old telephones.
Markus Brunetti at Yossi Milo, facades.
Jose Parla at Bryce Wolkowitz
Isa Genzken at David Zwirner. I might be too pedestrian to really get this.
Dana Schutz at Petzel Gallery.
Our favorite was definitely the pieces at Winston Wachter. It was time to walk over to 8th Avenue. We started at the top and bought a few things at each stop to share. First was the German Bratwurst. Excellent. Great dog, sweet sauerkraut, spicy mustard. Could have been a less thick bun but all and all a winner. Now where is this place located in the city? It would have been great to see each of them highlight their locations for future visits.
Home Frite. Hand cut french fries with Sir Kensington Ketchup. I admit it, I am a sucker for just plain old Heinz.
Manhattan Pretzels. Beautifully made. Different flavors of shortbread chocolate dipped.
Duck wings from Duck Season. Not so good. Chewy. There was also Bassanova Ramen there. We did not get any but am a huge fan. They are located on Mott street south of Canal.
This was the best. Small brisket sandwich with the works at Mighty Quinn.
BEC had a booth but we were done. Bacon Egg Cheese, the new store on 8th avenue in Chelsea. Might have to get up there for a breakfast one morning.
All and all a really great way to enjoy NYC in the fall.