What's new and interesting since 2007? Ex-locals on a quick trip back
Ex-NY food and restaurant lovers, we moved to London in early 2007 and have barely been back since. Apart from some noise gathered about Momofuku Ko and Danube closing, we've been completely cut off from the NY food scene.
We're planning to spend a few days (5 evenings, 6 days) in the city in February and feel like our list of old hang outs and favoirites may be a bit dated:
- Blue Hill
- Blue Ribbon
- The bar at Otto
- Lunch at the bar at Blue Smoke
- Crif Dogs
- Palo Santo
- NY Burger Company
Are they still good? Have they been surpassed? Anything else new that may be of interest?
I think Crif Dog is same as always, but now there's a "secret" bar next door (that everyone knows about). It's called PDT (stands for Please Don't Tell). You can call ahead, especially during busy hours, or just stop in during slow times. You get in by going into the phone booth in Crif Dog. It's like your old standby with a twist.