Well, not really much yum yum. Aside from a cheese plate and a potato pancake that the people we sat next to gave us we really didn't eat at Zum Schneider. But we did drink beer, lots of beer.
A Party Is In Progress
You have to love New York. It is the juxtapostion of a roasting pig and a taxi that just kind of cries out to you.
Only In New York
Ready For My Closeup
We had a great time and loved the entertainment.
Oompah Oompah Oompah Pah
I wouldn't exactly call it a flea market, but there were authentic German radios for sale.
They did have some good looking food here, and our new friends at the table with us seemed to be enjoying their meals.
The Mysterious Chinese Woman and I got here around 5:00 PM but were going to wait until Jim showed up before we ordered any food. He didn't get off work until around 7:00 PM or so and then it took him about an hour to get here and find a place to park.
Ah, Together At Last
By the time he arrived I was kind of full from the numerous beers I had consumed (don't ask me how many) and heavy German fare didn't really appeal to me. On the walk from the Astor Place subway stop we noticed a large number of Japanese bars and restaurants along St. Mark's Place (8th Avenue). Most of these have sprung up fairly recently too. We decided to head to one of them for a lighter dinner.
On the way we passed the infamous and elusive Holiday Cocktail Lounge. Elusive because this is how it typically looks.
The Usual State
Despite the fancy name, it is more of a dive bar than a cocktail lounge and, because it was late enough, it was open.
Kind Of A Seedy Clientele, Though
After a quick couple of gin and tonics for me and a beer for Jim we picked out a nice looking Japanese place.
Not Sure Of The Name
We walked in and I promptly fell off of my little stool while trying to sit down. Luckily nobody had their camera out and only my dignity was injured.
We opted for some kind of a sampler platter and weren't disappointed.
Plenty For Everyone
The Mysterious Chinese Woman, daintily dug in.
Bar Man was begining to regret his over-consumption of beers because he just didn't have that much of an appetite. I did manage to sample everything and I will certainly come back and do it again.
Regrets, I've Had A Few
Of course my regrets did not stop me from sharing a bottle of saki with Jim. All and all, we had a great time.