Magnolia cupcakes, that is. July 14, 2007(Saturday), night person as I am, I gladly woke up early just to go to Manhattan. Plan was: we go uptown on 5th Avenue first then head out to 14th St. to have dinner at this new Philippine Restaurant. Dessert will be at the famous(c/o Sex and the City) Magnolia Bakery on Bleecker St.
The subway was as usual on weekend repair schedule. We found ourselves waiting for at least half hour for a V train. The V never came coz there were service interruptions. We wound up going back to West 4th station to catch the E train to get us to 5th.
5th Avenue was bustling as usual with a good mix of tourists and locals. After which, we head out straight to Pistahan. Pistahan is a tiny restaurant, the food was good, in fact better than the nearby Elvie’s.
For dessert, off we went to Bleecker. We could have walked, but I was lazy. Sure enough we were delayed again for half hour just waiting for the train. Was I disappointed when we got there. About 9:15 p.m. the line of customers waiting to get taken in was about 50 people. And they were lined up on the street. We decided to just look for a nearby bakeshop to take out cake.
Yesterday though, Frank went to Manhattan for his haircut. He brought home the much sought after cupcakes. It seems like there’s never a dead hour. He had to wait in line again and that was at 2:00 p.m. Finally got to taste them last night for a good late nitecap. Verdict????? I don’t know, if it’s at all worth the effort. Why not try one? Let me know, what you think. They surely look pretty though.