Last Saturday, some friends and I went to Union Square to sample the farmer’s market there. I came home with greens, tasty heirloom tomatoes and carrots and some sweet maple syrup! If you live in the area, go get yourself some good local food, they have veggies, dairy, grass fed meats, wine and cider. Trust me, you will be glad you did.
Then, we treated ourselves to a light lunch at McSorley’s Ale House, about a twenty minute walk from Union Square into the Village. When we came in and looked around, we were transported back in time, just marveling at all the history literally dripping from the walls. MsSorley’s has been in operation since 1854 — before the civil war, and is so inexpensive, as to not be believed.
Just check out all the neat stuff, old clippings from newspapers and magazines, a gold mine for a NYC history buff. The service was quick and efficient- our servers were father and son! I recommend you check out this look back into history, get some tasty draft beer, simple pub grub, and just feel the years, imagine all the working men who drank and had their dinner breaks there so long ago.