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WasabiPete Sep 29, 2006 12:35 AM

A friend and I are doing a 'food marathon'- hitting 4-5 places in Manhattan on a Friday in October (figure 10am-4pm). Don't worry, we're professionals and we've done this before in other cities.
We're thinking Grimaldi's for pizza (and I don't want to start a 'best pizza battle,' so don't waste your type). We'd like a solid Chinatown choice, a gourmet burger place, possibly Indian and perhaps something else (maybe deli, maybe a hot dog).
Keeping travel strategy in mind would be helpful as well, so it's a geographically logical expedition.
Many thanks.
-WasabiPete

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  1. mashpee RE: WasabiPete Sep 29, 2006 02:36 PM

    Here's an easily walkable itinerary: you could go to NY Noodletown or Congee Village in Chinatown, then head to Angon on 6th Street for Indian, Crif Dogs a little further east and north for a hot dog and end at Shake Shack in Madison Square Park.

    1. wleatherette RE: WasabiPete Sep 29, 2006 02:44 PM

      a variaton on that route: congee village, dash dogs (on rivington and norfolk), banjara (1st ave @ 6th st) or madras cafe (2nd ave & 4th st), molly's on 3rd ave & 22nd for excellent burgers. katz's (houston & ludlow) would be a great deli option and is also good for hot dogs.

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        dippedberry RE: WasabiPete Sep 29, 2006 03:23 PM

        For Chinatown, just a stop for fried dumplings at Dumpling House and soup dumplings at Joe's Shanghai.

        Skip the hot dog and head straight to Katz for pastrami.

        For the burger I would throw in a stop at Mo Pitkins for the Mo-burger: with a schmear of chicken liver, fried onions and a fried egg.

        Then up to 6th St and hit Angon for Indian. Then hang around the E.V. and hit the following for noshes:

        Minca: Shoyu ramen
        Caracas Arepa Bar: arepas, of course
        Momofuku or Ssam Bar: pork buns
        Teresas: pierogis
        Otafuku: squid balls
        Zaragoza Grocery: taco
        Gem Spa: egg cream
        Beard Papa: cream puff
        Tuck Shop: Australian meat pie
        And that's just to start...

        PS. Without getting into who has better pizza, geographically Lombardi's or Una Pizza Napoletana is a better choice for you than Grimaldi's, which is in Brooklyn. Your choice, of course.

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          prunefeet RE: dippedberry Oct 2, 2006 08:16 PM

          No, don't go to katz's or you will be way too full to eat more!! Save it for another meal!!

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            theannerska RE: prunefeet Oct 3, 2006 01:27 AM

            No, do it! Just split the sandwich :)

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          The Blissful Glutton RE: WasabiPete Sep 29, 2006 03:25 PM

          Check out this article on cheap eats in New York Magazine. Momofuku is on there and just lovely...also agree about The Tuck Shop.
          http://nymag.com/restaurants/cheapeat...

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            piccola RE: WasabiPete Sep 29, 2006 03:56 PM

            I would go for the Bing lady at W. 3rd and 6th.

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              Pupster RE: piccola Oct 2, 2006 08:42 PM

              The West Village would be a whole 'nother tour. It would include the Bing Lady, but also:
              -Cones for South American-style gelato
              -Patisserie Claude for croissants
              -Pio Maya for a really good taco, torta or tamale
              -Murray's for good artisanal cheese
              -Rocco for a good cannoli and Bruno for a fruit tart (or is it the other way around?)
              -John's for a whole pie, Joe's for a slice
              -Shopsin's for something interesting
              -Pearl or Mary's for a lobster roll (or some littlenecks)
              This could go on for a long time. The point being that West Village places deserve a whole day to itself.

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              WasabiPete RE: WasabiPete Sep 29, 2006 04:23 PM

              Thank you! They've always said I should seek professional help, and now that I have, I see that they were right. I'll try to report back post-marathon.

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