Southern Review: Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar

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Location: 102 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282

Specialty: Popsicles and Prosecco

Magnolia Rating:  4 out of 5

Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar has quickly become one of my favorite spots for a drink in the city. Now that we’re approaching summer I couldn’t resist covering this fun place.

A rooftop bar located on top of the Conrad Hotel, Loopy Doopy is known for its craft cocktails.

The south is known for whimsical cocktails, but this NYC bar does not disappoint. The drink options are both fresh and inventive.

Don’t play games when looking at the drink menu. Go straight for the popsicles in Prosecco. This place is any wine lovers dream, plus there is a view of the Hudson River that can’t be beat. Although, you pay for the novelty and the atmosphere – drinks are about $20 each but completely worth it for the experience.

I’ve always gone during happy hour and though it’s often crowded, it’s not impossible to find a seat.

Make sure to take a photo as well. This is not a time to be shy. About a dozen other people will be raising their glasses to take the perfect Insta-worth pick at sunset.

Southern Review: Chick-Fil-A Meets NYC

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Address: 1000 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10018

On my latest quest to find a little bit of the south in the city I ventured to Chick-Fil-A. A recent addition to NYC, the fast food restaurant is conveniently located in the middle of the city.

To be honest, I’ve been avoiding the place since its opening in 2015. Mainly for two reasons – the lines have been reported to be out the door, and the idea of having an authentic southern staple in the city was unbelievable. But alas, I decided to venture out on a Friday afternoon, hoping to avoid the weekend crowds.

The verdict – It was everything I wanted and more. The line was quick, thanks to the surplus of employees who rush to take your order on iPads upon arrival. My two friends and I were easily able to find a table. And, last but not least, the food tasted just as good as it does at home in North Carolina. Without even looking at the menu I ordered the chicken sandwich, waffle fries, and signature lemonade. Read more