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The Apple Fritter at Flex Donuts

So.  Here’s the thing.

I really didn’t mean to take a bite out of this before I took this picture.

Actually, I didn’t know that I wanted to take a picture of this apple fritter before I took the bite.  But it was so transformative that I wanted to share.

The picture, not the apple fritter. You’ll need to go and get your own.

I’d been looking around at the food court in Grand Central Station – actually it’s called the Dining Concourse, but really it’s a food court with some trains tucked away on the periphery – and stumbled on the Flex Donut window in the Zocalo space.  The donuts caught my eye, but I kept walking.  The apple fritter began flashing in my mind, so I doubled back.  Thank goodness for second chances.

While the fritter has a good heft to it, it was actually fairly light to the bite.  The first bite was sticky, cakey, sweet and a hint of salty all in one.  The Granny Smith apple chunks were tart and sweet all at the same time, with an underlying booziness in the background.  (Or, I could have been “drunk” with deliciousness.)

Flex Donuts pop up store is only open until December 30, so if you are passing through or catching a train before the year is through, have a try for yourself.

Flex Donuts, at Zocalo in the Lower Level Dining Concourse at Grand Central Terminal.

The New Apple Store in Grand Central Station

I often pass through Grand Central Station on my way home from work, which, given the number of commuters who travel through there every day, is slightly insane.   But its grandeur is so old New York, and it makes me happy.

Now there is a new reason to visit the landmark.

The brand new Apple store opened a week ago in the former Metrazur restaurant space.  It is the largest Apple store in the world.   Seamlessly and unobtrusively placed in within the architecture of the train station, it is a welcome diversion for Apple aficionados like me.

If you have an iPhone, you can purchase accessories using the Apple Store app without ever having to track down a sales person.

Now, that is goodness in the Big Apple.

Apple, Grand Central, 89 E. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017; 212.284.1800

New York at Night



New York City at night is spectacular.  Here is the west side of Grand Central Station, with the Chrysler Building in its wake.

There’s nothing like the Big Apple once the sun has gone down.

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