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Where would you eat lunch in NYC?

 
 
Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2011 12:00 am
@Roberta,
Hey, George. If you don't have to be near midtown, I recommend Pig Heaven, a Chinese restaurant on the upper east side. I've eaten there with Thomas and Deb. Good food. Very reasonable prices. Near the Metropolitan Museum, and the Guggenheim. Also near the Whitney, I think.

Pig Heaven
1540 2nd Avenue
Between 80th and 81st Sts.
laughoutlood
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2011 12:20 am
@Roberta,
Oh Roberta, you know too much, I was going to suggest winging it at a restaurant near the museums.
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George
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2011 08:04 am
This is going to be a rather unstructured visit. There's a couple of places we
want to see, but we'll be flying by the seats of our pants.

Walking is no problem. We like it and intend to do a lot of it.

Our only hard-and-fast obligation is to go to Chinatown and buy a ton of beef
jerky.
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2011 11:42 am
@George,
Yankee Stadium, in October, where they sell hot dogs cooking since April.
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George
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2011 02:51 pm
We are in lovely Stamford CT.
Cloudy, drizzly drive, but we made good time.
Tomorrow we take the train in to Noo Yawk.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2011 02:55 pm
@Roberta,
Sounds good to me..
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2011 03:07 pm
@ossobuco,
I remembered the name of the relatively new italian food emporium - Eataly.
They are a grocery, deli, wine bar, with some restaurants in the Flatiron district.

http://www.mariobatali.com/restaurants_eataly.cfm

I guess I wouldn't go out of my way, preferring to try places mentioned by others on the thread - but if I was right there I'd go in and look around while hanging on to my wallet.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2011 03:20 pm
@George,
You know there are about fifty places to eat downstairs at Grand Central. Right?
http://www.grandcentralterminal.com/go/dirlisting.cfm?currcat=2138210777

Next to the Chirping Chicken place is a deli which has huge sandwiches, ready made, for about $9.00 a piece.
There's about six soup places, a couple of Tex-Mex outlets and a barbecue joint.
None of it's cuisine. It is noisy at any time of day.

Joe(But then you'd be done with lunch and ready to tourist the town)Nation
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2011 03:22 pm
@Joe Nation,
Grand Central Station is pretty dang cool - beautiful building, good food, easy to walk all over town from there.
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George
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2011 04:13 pm
Definitely looking forward to Grand Central.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2011 04:15 pm
@George,
Make sure you do the Staten Island Ferry ride.

I will always be grateful to JoeNation for re-introducing me to it. That, and teaching me about the Union Square Coffee Shop (not the cafe) and the lesson about Governors Island and
George
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2011 07:05 pm
@ehBeth,
Alas, no ferry ride with my wife -- depriving the fish of feeding.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 29 Apr, 2011 03:09 am
George, As long as you're gonna be wandering around, I recommend the Second Avenue deli. Really good corned beef. I've dragged many an a2ker there. They're all still alive.

Second Avenue Deli
162 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
between Lexington and Third

Sorry I can't suggest a place in Chinatown. I haven't been there in a long time--since I served on jury duty. The court area (shown in Law and Order), Chinatown, and Little Italy are all near each other.
George
 
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Reply Fri 29 Apr, 2011 07:55 pm
@Roberta,
We went to La Bonne Soupe today.
The crepes were excellent.
Had supper at Big Wong in Chinatown.
Great food, reasonable price, large helpings.
Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 29 Apr, 2011 10:17 pm
@George,
George, Glad you enjoyed the crepes. Also glad you found a good place in Chinatown. I'll try to remember the name for the next time I'm in the neighborhood.
George
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 05:25 pm
@Roberta,
Thanks for sharing a fave.
We're now back in Stoneham, having had a great time in NYC.
(Despite a train ride in from Stamford with a Yankee-fan rabble who were
already several beers each into party mode.)
Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2011 05:57 pm
@George,
George, Glad you had a great time in my hometown. Not gonna apologize for the Yankee fans. I can't be held accountable for everybody. But I am a little embarrassed. Hey, Yankee-fan rabble. Behave yourselves. Don't be bothering George.
George
 
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Reply Mon 2 May, 2011 09:37 am
@Roberta,
No apologies needed. They were loud and beery but otherwise OK.
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