Last night we took the subway down to the up and coming Lower East Side neighborhood. First stop was dinner at The Orchard, a restaurant billed as a mix between American Nouveau and Italian. The restaurant has sophisticated decor and a wonderful ambiance and on the whole seems a bit out of place in the slightly grungy LES neighborhood. Our reservation was at 7pm which we have learned is on the early side for NYC so the restaurant was pretty empty. Lucky for us because our food came in less than 10 minutes. I enjoyed the delicious Butternut Squash and Apple Flatbread with cranberries, raisins, arugula and balsamic glaze.
Next stop was the rooftop of New Design High School for the indie film No Matter What, the story of Nick and Joey, two best friends living in the crumbling landscape of rural Florida, whose lives and friendship are changed by the journey to find Joey’s mother. Rooftop Films is a nonprofit organization that screens independently produced short and feature-length films in spectacular rooftop venues. Marisa found the event on nycgo.com which has become our go to website for exploring the city. If you are planning a trip into the city be sure to check out the site!