One of my favorite places to get brunch in the city is Ichabod’s, which The Boyfriend introduced me to on our first date. It’s a tiny establishment nestled in Union Square, not too far from Strand Books, with dark, soft lighting, and a brunch menu with dishes like avocado toast and, my personal favorite, fried chicken with biscuits and gravy. We stopped by this past weekend with a friend from out of town and instead of indulging myself with the fried chicken platter, I opted for something a bit lighter: the fried chicken biscuit sandwich. Yeah, super healthy, right? It tasted like heaven, though, and that’s all that matters.
Afterward, we had a little time to kill before our friend caught a matinee of Kinky Boots, so we wandered around for a bit and when we parted ways, I ventured off to Columbus Circle to check out the Downton Abbey exhibit that’s here until late January. I went with a friend who’s a fellow fan of the show and we had a great time! Admission was $30, which felt a bit high considering how small the exhibition ended up being, but they had numerous costumes on display and a few recreations of the most central set pieces, all of which were on full view without much obstruction or barriers, allowing us up close views. There were numerous plaques with background information, both within the context of the show and the time period. Overall, my favorite was the dining room table and the costume gallery on the third floor. If you’re a die hard fan, I recommend checking out the exhibit, but be prepared to rush home to re-watch the entire series because the nostalgia and all the feels will get you by the end of it.