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Final Trip itinerary - have I got any bloopers?

Ok, so you know we're trying to do our 4 nights in NYC this time on the (relatively speaking) cheap. All casual, nothing fancy schmancy and nowhere we have eaten on our previous 8 trips to the city. Avoiding gastro pubs and Indian because I genuinely think we do that better here in the UK. So here goes:

Sunday (evening only) - The Smith - burger & beer, Walkers or BLT burger (it has to be a burger!)

Monday: Breakfast - Clinton St Baking Co, Late lunch - Stand (burger), Dinner - Great NY Noodletown

Tuesday: Breakfast - bagel on the run, Lunch - Luger's burger (will be in Brooklyn), Dinner - something near the Knicks game, perhaps go go curry - any other quick eat options?

Wednesday: Breakfast - Clinton Street, Lunch - Dinosaur BBQ, Dinner - Co.

Thursday: bagel on the run, then head to JFK

Where are my bloopers??

Thanks

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  1. All good places. No bloopers.

    I'd go for Motorino over Co., but that is a personal preference.

    1. I'd go to Hill Country instead of Dinosaur for sure.

      Find out if Wolfgang's serves a burger on Sunday evenings at the bar.

      I think the food at Congee (98 Bowery) is superior to Noodletown.

      Also consider not doing Clinton St. twice - go to Barney Greengrass for breakfast one day - a NY institution.

      I like Co a lot.

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      1. re: gutsofsteel

        > Also consider not doing Clinton St. twice - go to Barney Greengrass for breakfast one day - a NY institution.

        Sadly allergic to fish :(

        1. re: gutsofsteel

          Dinosaur and Hill Country are both good, but do some things better than others.

          Hill Country is great for beef-oriented bbq Dinosaur shines on chicken wings and pork ribs.

          1. re: boccalupo

            not as fond of beef bbq but love ribs and wings - dinosaur stays on the list then! we're going to do a walking tour of harlem so it should fit in nicely.

            1. re: kansel

              If you like wings, then enjoy Dino. Its my fave BBQ in NYC, and the best wings I have had, period. And I have eaten a LOT of wings in a lot of places. Wango tango is my fave sauce of theirs, good combo of spice and sweet.

              I will join those who say pass on the Smith. You are doing the Lugar's burger the following day (which is amazing), so I wouldn't eat what is essentially a lesser version that the day before. Bar room at Keens is a solid idea.

              Enjoy!

              1. re: kansel

                I can't get enough of the ribs at Dinosaur and my boyfriend has a tendency to order the chicken wings as his dinner - that's how good he thinks they are. (I've tried them. They're pretty great.) If you want to try one of the combo plates, I liked the one with the ribs and chicken.

                1. re: whitneybee

                  I love the Big Ass Pork Plate. Ribs and pulled pork. Awesome.

                2. re: kansel

                  Get the deviled eggs. They're incredible!!

            2. > Sunday (evening only) - The Smith - burger & beer, Walkers or BLT burger (it has to be a burger!)

              Did you consider something like Shake Shack UWS or is their burger too thin for your preferences? Additionally, I think the Spotted Pig burger is really good but you said no gastropubs.

              > Dinner - something near the Knicks game, perhaps go go curry - any other quick eat options?

              Burger at Keens in the Pub Room? :) What about Kunjip (Korean BBQ)? Or pizza at Lazzara (no slices, note weird hrs) or Pizza Suprema?

              > Wednesday: Breakfast - Clinton Street, Lunch - Dinosaur BBQ, Dinner - Co.

              Why twice at Clinton Street?

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              1. re: kathryn

                Burger at Keens in the pub room - great idea.

                1. re: kathryn

                  Thanks Kathryn, I regularly follow your posts on here & appreciate the advice.

                  > Did you consider something like Shake Shack UWS
                  Love Shake Shack - have tried the Madison Square Park branch but not UWS - great suggestion thanks!

                  > Burger at Keens in the Pub Room? :) What about Kunjip (Korean BBQ)? Or pizza at Lazzara (no slices, note weird hrs) or Pizza Suprema?

                  Keens burger sounds good but even I can't manage two in one day! If Luger doesn't work out for lunch we could hit Keens. Pizza could work well too.

                  > Why twice at Clinton Street?

                  I've put CSB twice because you just can't get pancakes here in the UK and from the posts it looks as though CSB are the favourite for pancakes. Is there someplace else we could try that has pancakes as nice as CSB?

                  1. re: kansel

                    Good Enough To Eat on the upper west side has wonderful pancakes.

                    1. re: kansel

                      Might be more difficult because it's a weekday...some of my favorite pancakes are only on the weekends. I'd try Sarabeth's or Locanda Verde for lemon ricotta ones.

                      1. re: kansel

                        Shopsin's also does great pancakes.

                        If you're interested in Korean at all, there are a couple good places very close from the Garden.

                        1. re: uwsister

                          Remember though, Shopsin's is closed Sunday and Monday.

                    2. Ooooh. Don't go to The Smith for a burger (I don't like the place -- it's loud and over-run with screaming college kids and the food is mediocre).

                      You gotta go to Barney Greengrass one day for breakfast or lunch (just not Monday when they're closed). A good second choice (but it's take-out only) is Russ & Daugters. A distant third for what I like to call "Jewish soul food" is the inimitable Katz's delicatessen -- more for the scene than anything else. If pastrami ain't your bag, go to Sarge's for delicatessen.

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                      1. re: shaogo

                        OP is allergic to fish: no Barney Greengrass or R&D.

                      2. you have too many burgers here...

                        that said:

                        sunday night: walkers is a great chill spot...id also consider tavern on jane in the west village.

                        monday: clinton is great, late lunch...try the burger at westville (stand is good too).

                        tuesday: all good...id go to keens for their pub room but you are going to many pubs so far.

                        wednesday: hill country over dinosaur...just not worth going out to harlem for dinosaur.

                        1. The burgers are still definitely delicious at Resto and if you want to brave the crows then the burgers at Minetta Tavern are fantastic (both of them) but you should also consider the lamb burger at The Breslin- different but really good.

                          And Clinton Street Baking definitely does have wonderful pancakes but you can try their other spot too for an alternative: Community Food and Juice on the Upper West Side before you head to Dinosaur- you could have an entire uptown, westside day of it.

                          And I too prefer Motorino to Co but they are both good.

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                          1. re: autevsky

                            BTW, Resto's burger has pork fatback ground into it and they don't allow you to specify a desired temperature because of the pork fatback. So you can't get it, say, medirm rare.