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Culinary Guidebook for NYC

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I'll be visiting NY next month and wanted to purchase a guidebook that had great restaurant info. I know there is always Chowhound, but I'm not sure I'll have internet access during my visit. Any ideas on a good book we can use? Thanks!

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    1. re: dkstar1

      that says it all. It's inexpensive and easy to carry. Do get the most up to date copy--the 2007 edition. Buy it at home (large bookstores) or online perhaps (zagat.com, not sure if on Amazon or Barnes & Noble) or as soon as you arrive. It's a very popular point of sale items in many types of stores in Manhattan. It does include the Outer Boroughs.

    2. Zagat's should be used as a telephone and address directory and nothing more.

      Try mouthfulsfood.com

      1. I like the Time Out New York Eating and Drinking Guide.

        http://www.amazon.com/dp/0967524091?t...&

        You can get it along with Zagat for 20 bucks.

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        1. re: pacz

          I am amazaed that Zagat is recommeded here. Zagat is the antithesis of what this site is all about, If you need a reference, the Timeout guide is decent, easy carry, etc....Zagat is great guide in deciding where NOT to go...

        2. I found this book very useful when it was current and found some places I enjoyed when on holiday there (Spoonbread, Rissoteria etc). I don't know when it was last updated though and is sure to get out of date very quickly, I would think on-line forums such as the New York board here would be your best bet

          http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rough-Guide-Y...

          1. If you are of an adventurous bent, you couldn't do better than The Food Lover's Guide to the Best Ethnic Eating in New York City by Robert Sietsema. A great Calvin Trillin introduction, some of the best food writing in NYC, and a roster of amazing places you absolutely wouldn't find on your own. A copy of Sietsema, supplemented by a recent issue of New York magazine for the more mainstream places - that's all you need.