World Tour: Labor Day Weekend & the Big Apple!

[ 2 ] September 3, 2010 |

This Monday marks the 128-year-old U.S. holiday that recognizes and celebrates the American worker- Labor Day.   Families across the States will be breaking out the grills and taking those last minute mini-vacays.  Viewed as an indication of the official end of summer, this holiday was first celebrated in New York City back in 1882.  Consequently, I thought it would only be fair to highlight NYC and some of its great food finds that are near and dear to my heart.  From falafel street carts to New York-style pizza, the Big Apple has something to offer everyone.

I spent most of my childhood summers in New York with family.  For someone raised in the South, the endless concrete, big buildings, bright lights and bold display of culture always offered up something new and exciting.  The morning hustle and bustle to my aunt’s office brought on rich smells of coffee and perfectly toasted bagels smothered with butter and cream cheese.  While afternoon strolls down Harlem streets were dotted with push carts full of cherry and mango-flavored ice and mini Dixie cups.  Warm summer evenings and an always-desired trip to the pizza shop for two gigantic pepperoni slices brought a perfect close to the busy days.  And don’t get me started on the Chinese food!

I attempted to reunite with my NYC family to celebrate this Labor Day weekend, but procrastination prevented me from finding a cheap flight.  The plan is to find an American Airlines deal well in advance of the next long weekend so that the city and I can be once again reunited.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

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