Sharon and I had some extra tickets to the Kandinsky show at the Guggenheim, so we made a day of it with our friends Pete and Woody uptown viewing art and eating food! We started at the museum on the upper east side. Making our way to the top of the building and winding our way down, we did the reverse chronological order viewing. Kandinsky’s work was awesome, and the range and impact of environment was apparent in the paintings. Later life works were more organic and oceanic, while earlier pieces were more what I was familiar with. The show was curated expertly and we all enjoyed it — without the audio guide!
Hungry from so many abstract shapes, we headed west across Central Park — to Shake Shack. I hadn’t been to the uptown location and it was a much different experience. The line was inside, the signage was new and well layed out. There was still chaos as orders cleared. However, there were lots more kids and strollers which made getting around as well as scoring a table quite a challenge. The meal was delicious as always, nonetheless, and we walked out stuffed.
There was a little room for desert — and we took our guests to the best cookies in Manhattan — Levain Bakery! The warm, gooey cookies oozed everywhere as we divided up the chocolate, peanut-buttery goodness on the sidewalk out front.