Subways, Jazz, & Late Night Treats

In my perfect world, bakeries would be open until midnight.

One would think, in a place like New York City, there would be plenty of available snack options in the late night hours, but sadly, it just isn’t so.

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We’ll get back to this box in a minute.

After a full day at The American Museum of Natural History, we made our way back to the area where we began our morning.

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We were laughing about something here, I’m just not sure what!

After an eventful subway ride*, we headed for Smoke Jazz & Supper Club. I’ve been to a few different jazz clubs over the last few years, and my favorites are always ones that serve dinner. Not that the dinners are especially fantastic, but it seems to me a lost social practice. Dinner and a show is something I’m always eager to take part in. It feels so nostalgic and makes me reminisce of a time I never knew, but yearn for.

*Then again, when isn’t a subway ride eventful?

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The JD Allen Quartet did not disappoint. Having made our reservations so far in advance, I ended up scoring us incredible seats–we were practically sitting in the drummer’s lap! I was especially intrigued by the fact that he switched out of his dress shoes and into a pair of Toms for the performance. My guess is they make it easier to maneuver the pedals.

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Also in my perfect world, dinner is always followed by dessert. When I’m out, I like for it to be followed by dessert at a completely different location. It may sound strange, but it’s nice to leave dinner, go to a different place with different scenery, and see what they have to offer.

For a while now I have been wanting to try Insomnia Cookies. Yet every time I was in the vicinity of one I was either full, had already eaten dessert, or was already heading for a different dessert option.

Insomnia Cookies is so far the closest thing I have found to my midnight bakery.*

*Other than The Donut Shack in Baltimore.

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They have several locations in the city, but are also located in many different east coast states. They deliver when a minimum order of $6 is placed, but the best part is that they are open until 3 am!

My kind of place.

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The cookies are cookies. No major frills. No particularly unusual flavor combinations. But they are served warm*, in a pizza box like container, and are available when no other baked goods are available.**

*That’s right, served warm…like they just came out of grandma’s oven.

**Therefore, I love them.

It’s kind of impossible not to love them.

We had some restraint and did not eat the entire box. I was happy to discover that they are just as delicious the next day…and the next day after that.

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Yum.

Insomnia Cookies
Locations vary
www.insomniacookies.com

 

 

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