In New York City, you’re not allowed to drink alcohol in public (except for at restaurants and bars), so when you’re craving a cold beer in Bryant Park, you’ll most likely end up at Bryant Park Café. The café is a part of Bryant Park Grill, but it is more casual and only open during the summer months. However, if you come here in the early evening, you’ll most likely see a lot of suits anyway. Though it’s not because of the dress code, but because Bryant Park Café is a popular spot to grab an after-work drink.
Earlier that evening, Trine and I met with Sue for dinner at Miss Korea, but before our bedtime, we squeezed in a meeting with my old friend Ehsan in Bryant Park. The Café was packed when we arrived around 8:30pm, so even though we weren’t hungry, we decided to order some snacks anyway, so the waiter wouldn’t regret that she gave us one of the last vacant tables. We also shared a bottle of wine. I don’t remember exactly what we paid for it, but it wasn’t that expensive (in that case, I would have remembered).
It’s always fun to see Ehsan because he always has a lot of new projects going on. Right now, he’s very passionate about his new hobby, SUP (Stand Up Paddle boarding) and he’s taking a course with a group out on Hudson River. When Poul and I were in New York earlier this month, he wanted us to join him for an intro lesson, but unfortunately, we didn’t have the time for it. Ehsan also asked Trine if she wanted to go, but she has an old knee injury, so she couldn’t go either.