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Sep 1, 2010 07:24 AM

Fun, quirky, not-too-expensive food in Manhattan or Brooklyn?

I'm heading to NY soon and have a fancy dinner lined up, but am also looking for a couple more casual places with fun, quirky dishes - I guess something along the lines of the french onion soup dumplings at stanton social (which I've never had, but idea-wise) or the reuben fritters they used to have at Diner, or (outside of NY) buffalo wing croquettes at Zola in DC, the potato/corn on a cob dish at Raku in Vegas, or the foie gras ravioli at Mercat in Chicago. I don't really care about the cuisine - can be American, Asian, vegetarian, whatever - I care more that it's interesting, non-typical, and not super expensive...Stanton Social wouldn't be too expensive, but WD-50 would. I am heading to laboratorio del gelato for some funky ice cream/gelato so that at least should be fun.

50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

45 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012

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  1. How adventurous are you? If you're OK eating offal, there's lots to try in NYC.

    I might start here:

    vegetarian becoming carnivore - what to eat?

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    1. re: kathryn

      Also for Brooklyn, ask this question on the Outer Boroughs board.