New York City is everything you expect when cramming 10 million people into a small island…..hot, loud, smelly, dirty and did I mention loud. But it’s also humming, full of the most unusual and regular, hip and holstered, old, young, yellow, black, white and every color and nationality in between. It is full of everything, and I mean everything…….Sushi at 4 a.m……no problem. A yard sale full of French gutters in the shape of animals…..no problem. An axe throwing competition in a bar?…..absolutely. Don’t get me wrong. I love Broadway shows, Central Park, MOMA (museum of modern art for any New York virgins out there) and everything else a tourist would see. However, my favorite parts of New York are the harder to find and much more quirky stops that are always just an happenstance for me. This week, we accidentally landed in a little store front shop called “Milk and Cream Cereal Bar” Now, any Non-New Yorker, especially myself, would think this is a run-of-the-mill ice cream shop. Well, hell no, not in Chinatown on Mott Street!! The place has a cool 70’s decor, with five screens showing the Jetsons, The Flintstones, Wiley Coyote, and something else. They literally sell cereal, blended and chopped into fresh cream ice cream. Even old fashioned cereals that I didn’t think were on the shelves anymore. My daughter ordered Cinnamon Toast Crunch with sprinkles while we absorbed our circular “out of space” tiny dining table watching an old 60’s cartoon. Her ice cream was crunchy, cool and creamy. Who came up with this idea???? This is why I love New York. It’s always a surprise, around every corner, down every block, through every alley. Even a cereal-based ice cream shop in Chinatown.