Visiting NYC- suggestions on my itinerary
My wife and I are coming to NYC for a week from LA and will be in Manhattan for a few days of that time. Here's where was thinking of hitting:
9th Ave Food Fair- snacks/lunch on Sat/Sun
WD-50- some evening for a fancy, interesting dinner
Babbo- may try to walk in at 5 as was unsuccessful at securing a reservation
Katz's or 2nd Ave deli for corned beef and pastrami
Hungarian Meat Market 1560 2nd Ave- supplies for the trip home
Spotted Pig- drinks with friends some weeknight
Il Cortola- possible if in little Italy
Number of pizza possibilities off nycslice.com
Any comments or suggestions?
I could use another bar with decent food besides the Spotted Pig, preferably somewhere not ruinously expensive.
I'm looking for Jamaican and Turkish food, too- any good ideas in Manhattan?
For Turkish, you can try Turkish Kitchen. If you are around on Sunday, they have a great brunch.
Spotted Pig is a nasty little place for a drink. The bar is small and crowded. Poseurs abound. As an alternative consider Temple Bar or Angel's Share.
dennis foy in tribeca: amazing and totally underrated. forget babbo, balthazaar, spotted pig. try for an early or late table too at blue hill.
have a great trip!
In regard to the last thing on your list, one of the better pizza places in NYC is Grimaldi's in Brooklyn. The most fun way to get there is to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (has great views of downtown). Grimaldi's is right under the bridge. Also, the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is about a block from Grimaldi's and they get ranked as having some of the best home made ice cream in the city every year.
19 Old Fulton St.(under the Brooklyn Bridge)
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
2 Old Fulton St