Manhattan with tightwads
hi, my husband's a brit and some of his british/irish/german pals are coming over for a few nights. only problem is that they are tight as hell and don't like to part with money for food, which drives me nuts because i like to eat and am not adverse to throwing some cash around for something yummy, though am happy munching down at katz's deli or somewhere similar. anyhow, i've been *told* that i must play nice and go along with the crowd, which i can definitely do. these guys are going to want to be washing down huge amounts of beer - which, again, i can totally get behind. any ideas for reasonable boozers with halfway decent food?
Momofuku Ssam - went there last friday night. Delicious. You can definitely eat for cheap and beer goes great with their food. This is a new favorite for me and my wife.
ok, as regards the irish bar, what is with irish/brits who travel abroad only to attempt to suss out that which is utterly familiar to them? in fairness, americans do the same thing.
Lederhosen, a VERY reasonably priced German beer bar & restaurant in the west village has a lot of good stuff. Pitchers of beer around $10-$12, bratwursts (and several other delicious sausages) are around $4. They also have traditional lunch and dinner entrees in the $10+ range. It's the perfect place for a group looking for beer :)
39 grove st, between bleecker and bedford. Across from the pink teacup.
The current state of the dollar means your guests might even find Le Bernardin cheap. Bear that in mind.