Need Some Help - Father/Son Football Roadtrip
- JonH Jul 3, 2009 10:23 AM
My Dad and I are coming to New York to see a Jets/Pats game in September. I know, I'm a little early on my planning, but that is how I am. I'll likely change my mind 10 times before then. I have most of the itinerary down (feel free to offer opinions) but need a little more help.
I am looking for a bar or two close by the restaurants I have chosen for supper. I like a good pub with multiple beer on tap. We are more interested in the good beer choices and atmosphere, than the see and be seen type of places. Big fan of Belgium beer, if that helps.
I am also looking for a Sunday evening, after the game, restaurant and can't decide. Here is what I have so far:
Friday Supper: Momofuku Ssam and Milk for dessert
Saturday Breakfast: at hotel near Jets stadium
Saturday Lunch: Ippudo
Saturday Supper: Katz's Deli
Sunday Breakfast: Amy Ruth's - Love some chicken and waffles!
Sunday Lunch - at the stadium - likely bad dogs and beer
Sunday Supper - Open - thinking pizza here, but real open to suggestions.
Dad has not had much in the way of Asian food, so I could throw in another Asian spot for Sunday. Like to keep entree prices around $25 cap. We are from East Coast Canada, so all cuisines are better in New York so we are open for anything. Thanks for the help!
Well, once we had chicken wings and waffles (we always share just one order anywhere we go for breakfast). I've seen people with shrimp and waffles and fried fish and waffles. They also have grits which were medium. Also plain old breakfast which those who weren't eating the main event seemed to relish. And I do believe it's the best fried chicken I've ever had. Very crispy but also moist even the white meat. We'll be hitting that before we head back to NoCal.
Sunday night? If you really want Dim Sum after the game then I'd head to Chinatown Brasserie, Dim Sum Go Go or Red Egg:
More Dim Sum threads:
For Pizza, there are many threads and many different places with their own fans:
I was thinking of these places for beer. Any I should skip? Any that are easy walks from the restaurants I have listed? Any more suggestions? Thanks!
Spitzer's Corner - 101 Rivington St
Blind Tiger - 281 Bleecker street at Jones
The Ginger Man - 11 East 36th Street
Waterfront Ale House - 540 2nd Ave at 30th Street
Spitzer's Corner is Lower East Side, short walk from Katz's, longer but doable walk from Momofuku Ssam / Milk Bar, but if you are by Momofuku I would go to Jimmy's No. 43 or Burp Castle or DBA.
Blind Tiger is West Village. If you did pizza in the West Village (like John's, Joe's, Arturo's, No. 28, Keste, etc.) it would be very convenient.
Ginger Man is kind of Midtown-ish, near Penn Station. Waterfront Ale House is more Gramercy/Murray Hill. Neither are all that convenient to Momofuku Ssam/Milk, Katz's, or the notable pizza joints. Also I have friends who have gone to Ginger Man/Waterfront Ale House and complain that the crowds are not that great due to the location/neighborhood.
Cafe de Bruxelles is probably too much of a restaurant vibe for you. Blind Tiger has excellent beer selections as does Ginger Man (even though I agree with Kathryn that the crowd isn't the draw).