This past weekend I had the opportunity to travel with my team (The Louisville Ladybirds) to New York. We would be representing our basketball team and performing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. After a long 13 hour bus ride we finally arrived, eager to cheer on our team in the ACC tournament. Little did we know, our trip would not be what we expected. As we endured screaming fans, we took the floor and nailed our performance. On the other hand, our basketball team didn’t quite nail theirs. We lost the game against Duke 81-77. After spending some time sulking about the loss, we realized that we had a whole day to explore the city of New York since we would no longer be playing in the tournament the following day. After doing a little research we found some pretty cool things to do, that would be very Instagram worthy as well.
Our first stop was The Bagel Store, in Brooklyn. This is not just any bagel shop, we went there because they sell rainbow bagels! This was not like anything I had ever seen before. The bagels are literally rainbow swirled and the cream cheese flavors ranged from oreo, to funfetti, to cotton candy, to jalepeño, and so much more! My order of choice was a rainbow bagel with funfetti cream cheese. It tasted just as good as it looked and the best part about it was that it was like I was eating cake for breakfast!
After a long day of traveling on the subway and shopping in the city, we worked up our appetites once again. We started our day with a sweet treat so we figured we might as well end it with one too!! We sought out the address for Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer and headed that way. After waiting in a 30 minute line just to get into the building we saw what all of the hype was about. Gourmet milkshakes unlike ever before. These milkshakes seemed to be designed for Instagram because they were crazy and impractical! The monstrous shakes are served with a coat of frosting around the outside and piles of candy, cookies, pretzels, whipped cream and even pop tarts added for decoration! I’m not going to lie, I felt pretty guilty after indulging in this treat however the pictures were so worth it.
After traveling to New York with intentions of dancing to represent our basketball team each day, we ended up spending most our time consuming more calories than we even thought was possible. Experiencing New York was a blast and I would definitely recommend trying these crazy foods if you ever find yourself there!