(NYC) From where to sip cider to the best bars to catch the football game: Fall for Fall with Foursquare's "Ultimate NY Fall Guide"
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 5:17PM
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In anticipation of my upcoming trip to NYC (ahem, tomorrow!), I couldn't wait a second longer to post this outstanding NY-centric Fall guide!  It's got everything, from the top orchards for apple picking to the city's best bars to watch the football game! 

Per the list, below, I've highlighted some of my favorite tidbits...but please find the full lineup *here.*  Enjoy!

Photo found on: offmetro.com.

Where to Watch FOOTBALL

There are 248 Sports Bars in NYC:

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The Resurgence of CIDER

When American settlers came to the New World, they found barley hard to grow, so they turned to apples for cider. By the 18th century, New England was producing over 300,000 gallons of cider a year. A lot of the apple trees planted by “Johnny Appleseed” didn’t survive prohibition however, and Americans later started planting and eating apples as snacks.  Hard cider didn’t regain popularity, until... NOW!

Union Square Greenmarket

“Sweet cider still out-sells hard cider but hard cider is on the rise.” -Samascott Orchards, Kinderhook, NY

Wassail: NYC's 1st cider bar (12 ciders on tap, 100+ by the bottle)

*Wassail (def): The traditional practice, dating back to Medieval England, of singing to the trees to foster a bountiful harvest.

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WEEKEND IDEAS FOR A FRIGHT

Forget Sleepy Hollow! These are three spooky spots right in NYC:

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FAVORITE PIE FLAVORS

*As picked by the Foursquare community:

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APPLE PICKING  

Best apple picking locations by state:

*Did you know that New York is the second-largest apple producing state in the country, next to Washington State?  Peak season for picking: September 1 - October 25

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HIKING TRAILS

BEGINNER Peebles Island State Park, Waterford, NY

INTERMEDIATE Inwood Hill Park

ADVANCED Bear Mountain State Park

OVERNIGHT Mohonk Preserve

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TRENDING DISHES

Sakuro Martini

‘Nduja Pizza

Pesto Meatball Sandwich

Orange Wine

Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

Jams Chicken

Wasabi Guacamole and Japanese Pancakes

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Next-Gen JEWISH RESTAURANTS

B & H Dairy, East Village (Now reopened)

Black Seed Bagels, NoLita

Russ & Daughters Cafe, Lower East Side

Sadelle’s, SoHo

*An outpost of H&H Midtown Bagels is scheduled to open on the UWS this winter

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TASTE TRENDS

“Comfort Food” is a trending taste in the Fall.  And, speaking of this season...

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CRAVING COMPETITIONS

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Until we eat again,

The Lunch Belle

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