What a perfect morning for Greenwich Village!
We park the car on Grove St. and walk up to the corner intersecting with Bleeker and while we have tried other spots we are back at the AOC, a French cafe with an outdoor patio that will fit the gorgeous spring weather perfectly.
We have lots of time and the staff seems to know that, never rushing to push us along. It’s as lovely as we remember and Tuvia urges me to indulge in a screwdriver. Sure I feel a bit guilty about the calories but I break down easily and yes, it was great to feel loose and have nothing more to do than just enjoy the morning.
We finally leave, I’m still feeling the vodka but I can walk. We stroll along Bleeker and make our way to the park with the fountain and it’s already filled with the amazing variety of humans and we find a bench and join in. Tuvia could have stayed there for another hour, but I’m the one who wants to move on, get back on my feet.
Usually I’m more engaged with my camera but today, I leave it in the case I carry and just walk on the crowded street. We keep walking past the AOC and down Bleeker, toward the Magnolia Bakery and finally we arrive and again I break down my daily commitment to keep my mouth zipped and indulge in a piece of red velvet cheesecake. Tuvia gulps down much more of it, but I have enough and it’s GREAT! Wow my taste buds still remember as I write this. IT was GREAT! The best was the oreo cookie surprise at the bottom of the slice. Wow.
What a wonderful way to end May and welcome June.
Maybe next week we will be back for a Sunday brunch at the City Winery, a new spot on Varrick.
Can life get much better than this?
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