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LA. Foodie needs NYC recs from bi-coastals (or those who are just bi-coastal-curious)

martha03 Feb 21, 2011 10:01 AM

Hello! I am going to be in NYC in March for about a week, and I want to eat my face off. I've been there many times, but I want to find some hidden gems that I haven't come across yet. I like all kinds of food but am especially looking for:

1. Old School Italian
2. Chinese
3. Meat/Butchery centered
4. Molecular Gastronomy/ anyone who is doing something avant garde that doesn't include gimmicks like eating in the dark etc.

Here are some of my favorite places in L.A. to give you an idea:
Comme Ca
Terried Sake House (I know it's closed....single tear)
The Yard

And don't worry, I'm only there for a week so I won't be the reason your secret spot becomes an unbearable hipster haven overnight!

5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Marouch Restaurant
4905 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA

Terried Sake House
11617 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Vincenti Restaurant
11930 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

  1. LA Buckeye Fan Feb 21, 2011 11:43 AM

    I have no recommendations for you, but just wanted to say your thread title cracked me up. Have a fun trip.

    1. ipsedixit Feb 21, 2011 01:27 PM

      Rao's for Old School Italian.

      Imperial Palace, Guang Zhou (aka Perfect Team), Great Sichuan, food stalls at Golden Mall (inclunding Xi'an) for Chinese.

      WD-50 is the obvious choice for molecular gastronomy.

      1 Reply
      1. re: ipsedixit
        J.L. Feb 21, 2011 09:42 PM

        Agree with WD~50. Wylie Dufresne still cooks great meals.

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        radman123 Feb 21, 2011 09:06 PM

        Don Peppe near JFK airport for Italian food
        get the linguini with clam sauce
        get the clam oregenata

        1. A5 KOBE Feb 21, 2011 10:05 PM

          Roberto's near Arthur Ave in the Bronx serves up great old school Italian food.

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