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Pig out spots in Manhattan???????

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I'm coming over from England to do the New York marathon and I was wondering if anybody knows of any good pig out spots where the portions are generous so I can treat myself after I've completed the marathon.

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  1. Generally, American portions are generous compared to continental cuisine, so there are overly many places that would fit the bill on quantity alone. In my neighborhood, for example, I see crowds form daily for the ample portions of Dallas BBQ, though it's not a destination I would prefer since the food is both lackluster (at best) and overly salted. So let us know if quality is also an interest, or whether quantity alone drives your query.

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    1. re: 280 Ninth

      Thank you. Of course quality is a must. I'm looking for anything from burgers and fries to bbq style food to delectable desserts.

    2. Must try places that will satisfy your "Pig Out" :

      Russ and Daughters Smoked Fish - amazing huge bagels, cream cheese, and salmon
      Levain Bakery - the BEST chocolate chip cookies in the world
      Chinatown Brasserie - outstanding crispy egg rolls, they are a meal themselves
      Luzzo's Pizza - excellent Neapolitan pizza
      Corner Bistro - best burgers in the city
      Katz's Deli - the tradition and the huge Pastrami

      Good luck and enjoy.

      Corner Bistro
      331 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

      211 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

      Chinatown Brasserie
      380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

      Levain Bakery
      167 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023

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      1. re: PoppiYYZ

        Speaking of Levain Bakery - a meal at Shake Shack UWS followed by Levain Bakery's walnut chocolate chip cookie with a glass of milk is one of my favorite ways to "pig out" on days like that. Within short walking distance of each other and conveniently not too far away from the finish point of the marathon (which ends at somewhere on Central Park West, I think - I always see them around after the marathon.)

        Levain Bakery
        167 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023

      2. once again this isnt 1982--corner bistro and there crap should never be known as best burgers in nyc

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        1. re: canemh

          agreed, the bar for burgers (and pizza, fried chicken,etc) has been raised so high in recent years that Corner Bistro is no longer that relevant...I like the idea of BBQ...The race finishes on the UWS you could easily take a cab to Dinosaur BBQ and in addition Dinosaur is a good place to celebrate (good beers, drinks, etc) and it takes reservations...

          Corner Bistro
          331 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

          Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
          777 W. 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

          1. re: Cpalms

            There is nothing easy about getting a cab after the marathon.

            1. re: ESNY

              Indeed. Take the train!

              After my friend ran the marathon (I think it was last year), while her husband met here at the finish line, I quickly went over to Shake Shack, stood in line, ordered a bunch of burgers and by the time they walked over from the finish area, the food was all ready.

            2. re: Cpalms

              i will seconds the recos for shake shack (don't forget the concretes!!!) and dinosaur.

              1. re: Cpalms

                Care to put a name to your Burger suggestions? I think Jonty and the hordes that frequent Corner Bistro would love to be enlightened.

                Corner Bistro
                331 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

            3. I think that Hill Country BBQ might fit the bill, as it's quality as well as quantity. If you plan on going on the eve of the Marathon, they have a Sunday night special for $20 that has a solid amount of food (and you can add more if needed). If you wait till the next night, their all you can eat Monday special for $25 is hard to beat.

              Of course, you could also head into Chinatown and hit up NY Noodletown or any of the other Cantonese places, ordering a ton of good food inexpensively.

              Hill Country
              30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

              1. i like corner bistros burger....how about the all you can eat lunch buffet at dhaba...they had to roll me out of there saturday

                1. Another great BBQ option: go to RUB and order "The Baron."


                  1. i suggest steakhouse. the steaks in the US is a lot better than those in england.

                    bbq would do too, but i think for the best bbq you really need to get out of manhattan (e.g. fette sau in brooklyn), which means you may need to post in the outer borough board

                    good steakhouses though, abound in manhattan. keen's, for instance, is a great destination. the portions are huge, as is usually the case in steakhouses.