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Old 06-05-2007, 01:27 PM   #126
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Re: New York City: Your favorite things to do or places to go

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Old 06-05-2007, 02:25 PM   #127
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note for all gelato lab fans: the whole foods on houston has a gelato bar with all gelato lab gelato by the cup (same sizes as the original store). I think they even had a few more flavors than the original store does.

this is great because whole foods is open much later than gelato lab, might even be 24 hours.
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Old 06-05-2007, 05:55 PM   #128
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http://www.pinkberry.com
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Old 06-09-2007, 08:40 AM   #129
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Re: New York City: Your favorite things to do or places to go

I can think of two places to go for gustatorial delight:

1. Poke - sushi restaurant near 1st avenue on E 85th street. Better than anything I've had in NY, and I've had a lot of sushi. It's also not really close either.

2. Minca - Japanese ramen bar on 5th Street between Ave. A and Ave B. I used to go here like 2x a week, I was so entranced by their ramen dishes. This stuff is apparently on par with the ramen available in Japan. You will not leave this place without a full belly. Make sure to try to Torinaku (sp) bowl.
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:32 AM   #130
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Holy crap when did we get this in NYC?
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:43 AM   #131
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More importantly, am I the only one that really likes the Pinkberry song?
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:22 AM   #132
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Re: New York City: Your favorite things to do or places to go

My favorite thing to do: Get off the Amtrak at penn station, hop onto the LIRR and head home While you're in NYC you should just get on the LIRR, get out onto long island, head to Jones' Beach, come visit me in the lovely Upper Brookville.
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Old 06-09-2007, 02:21 PM   #133
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More importantly, am I the only one that really likes the Pinkberry song?
When I first found the website, I left the song running for like an hour.
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Old 06-09-2007, 02:22 PM   #134
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Not sure. This morning I walked by a new location being built on Spring St. in Nolita.
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Old 06-09-2007, 05:24 PM   #135
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More importantly, am I the only one that really likes the Pinkberry song?
When I first found the website, I left the song running for like an hour.
Both of you should seek psychological counsel. That song is god-awful.
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:58 PM   #136
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Re: New York City: Your favorite things to do or places to go

One of the best restaurants for young ballas is Park Ave Cafe
You pay your age and round up if your under 25. Meaning if your 28 years old you pay 28$ for a 3 course dinner after 8:30pm. The food is outstanding and the desert
(especially the choc cube and the apple something) is amazing.

Filet mignon and braised short ribs, chocolate cube, and the cavetelli would be my personal reccomendation.
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:59 PM   #137
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Washington Square is fun to watch stupid kids getting get ripped off and/or get busted trying to buy pot.
People actually get busted there trying to buy pot?
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:14 AM   #138
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5) Shakespeare in the Park - another must-do, the talent there is usually quite high both on-stage and off.

Later this month, I'm taking my gf down for a weekend in NYC (I'm originally from the city). On Friday night we have tickets to the Mets game. On Saturday night, I wanted to go to Shakespeare in the Park for Romeo and Juliet, although I saw that unless one is a patron, tickets can only be had by waiting in line on the day of the show.

For those who've been, what is the typical length of wait? And what time would we begin lining up?

Thanks in advance for any responses, since I would like to know before we get to the city if it will be worth our while to plan on seeing the performance.
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:27 AM   #139
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5) Shakespeare in the Park - another must-do, the talent there is usually quite high both on-stage and off.

Later this month, I'm taking my gf down for a weekend in NYC (I'm originally from the city). On Friday night we have tickets to the Mets game. On Saturday night, I wanted to go to Shakespeare in the Park for Romeo and Juliet, although I saw that unless one is a patron, tickets can only be had by waiting in line on the day of the show.

For those who've been, what is the typical length of wait? And what time would we begin lining up?

Thanks in advance for any responses, since I would like to know before we get to the city if it will be worth our while to plan on seeing the performance.
I've never done it personally, but heard you need to arrive very early and it will take up most of your morning.
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:53 AM   #140
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Re: New York City: Your favorite things to do or places to go

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One of the best restaurants for young ballas is Park Ave Cafe
You pay your age and round up if your under 25. Meaning if your 28 years old you pay 28$ for a 3 course dinner after 8:30pm. The food is outstanding and the desert
(especially the choc cube and the apple something) is amazing.

Filet mignon and braised short ribs, chocolate cube, and the cavetelli would be my personal reccomendation.
PAC is now closed. I ate there last century and thought it was fairly mediocre.
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:05 AM   #141
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Re: New York City: Your favorite things to do or places to go

PDT (Please Don't Tell), behind Crif Dog's in the East Village.

Walk into the hot dog shop. Open the phone booth. Close the door. Pick up the phone. Ring the bell. THe back of the phone booth opens. Go in and be swanky with taxidermied owls on the wall.

PS: as someone who just moved from LA TYTYTYT to whoever posted that Crackberry (the frozen yougart, not the phone) is in NYC.

Edit2: Hopefully this isn't in here yet but BEARD PAPA'S!!!!!
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:17 PM   #142
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Here's a nice google map that includes many of NYC's best wine shops:

Link

The site also has LA and Chicago.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:46 PM   #143
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Just went to this place last night. Good place if you are looking for an upscale/"gentlemanly" atmosphere.

Lexington Bar and Books
Lexington and 73rd

"In the spirit of a men's club, this just-below-ground Upper East Sider is furnished with leather chairs, a checkered tile floor, bookcases of leather-bound volumes, and shelves stocked with scotches and whiskeys. Waitresses in red cocktail dresses and pearls shuttle between the casual tables by the entrance and the bar area in back, where cigar smokers puff away."

Dress code: Dress pants and a shirt with a collar. No jeans, shorts, t-shirts.
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:40 PM   #144
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Re: New York City: Your favorite things to do or places to go

To all embroiled in the various Peter Luger debates on this forum, a funny thing I read on Eater, one of the websites I have on my google reader:

Apparently Frank Bruni, the New York Times food critic is going to be reviewing Peter Luger Steakhouse for the paper tomorrow. Eater every week has a column where they lay odds on how many stars a restaurant will be given and try to predict the outcome of the review. According to the site:
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Tomorrow, Frank Bruni reviews Peter Luger Steakhouse, perhaps the most popular and revered of all New York steakhouses, and certainly the restaurant that at one time served the best porterhouse steak in the universe. Before we go any further, if we might: Peter Luger has been in a state of decline for at least three years, if not five. This is a fact, by the way, not the premise for a debate. It is a shell of its former self, now running on Zagat fumes and legend.
The last time Luger was reviewed, it received 3 stars; this was back in 1998, under food critic Ruth Reichl. Eater predicts two stars. We'll see tomorrow.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:15 AM   #145
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The last time Luger was reviewed, it received 3 stars; this was back in 1998, under food critic Ruth Reichl. Eater predicts two stars. We'll see tomorrow.
2 Stars it is
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:37 AM   #146
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Re: New York City: Your favorite things to do or places to go

1.) The Terra Blues in the West Village. NOt really a blues club but a small venue where they have decent local acts. House band is very good.

2.) Panchitos. Cheap sangria, couches from 1970 and an ice cream burrito.
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:36 PM   #147
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The answer to the best lunch in the city is at Bouley in Tribeca. I am not willing to entertain any disagreement on this. The g/f and i go once or twice a month -- maybe 10 times in total now. Has NEVER disappointed.

Get either the $35 or $48 prix fixe menu; you'll stuff yourself irrespective of which one u choose. It's much more expensive for dinner, which is why their lunch is so great and the best bargain in town.
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:53 PM   #148
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for those that work in midtown and love japanese food:

yakitori totto
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:26 AM   #149
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I know it sounds weird but an interesting dining experience is a place down town called Ninja.

It's an underground "ninja village" where you have nice private tables and get served by ninjas. They do ninja things like disappear on you then jump out of no where, pull menu scrolls out of their sleeves and def order a "ninja art" dish. We got the clam appetizer which was lit on fire during a story. It sounds really odd and corny but it was actually really fun.

A bit of warning, it's not cheap. In fact is pretty expensive, but if you like sake, they have quite a wide selection.

It's at 25 Hudson and easy to miss if you aren't looking for it.
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:07 PM   #150
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Criffdogs... that is all.
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